Have You Experienced Having Painful Sex?

There can be a number of reasons when you are having painful sex.  The best thing you can do is try to find the cause.  You could just stop having sexual relations but that doesn’t solve the problem.  The pain can be that bad that you really feel like that is the answer at times.

It may be that you need medical treatment or it may be that you are menopausal age.  Here is an informative article about the reasons women would have painful sex and what can be done about it.  Just don’t ignore the pain.

Not long after going through menopause, Denise Roberts (not her real name) began to feel severe pain during sexual intercourse with her husband. Penetration, she says, “felt like a knife inside me.” The estrogen and vaginal lubricants recommended by the various physicians she saw offered little relief.

She felt ashamed, anxious, and inadequate as a wife, and she dreaded having sex.

Denise’s pain and frustration persisted for eight years before she heard about pelvic floor physical therapy, a technique that helps relax and strengthen muscles in the vaginal area. After several months of therapy and continued use of estrogen and lubricants, Denise felt much better. “It’s like a miracle,” she says.

Millions of women experience pain before, during, or after sexual intercourse—a condition called dyspareunia (from the Greek dyspareunos, meaning “badly mated”).

This condition not only saps sexual desire and enjoyment, it can also strain relationships and erode quality of life in general. For postmenopausal women, dyspareunia may also raise concerns about aging and body image.

Many women suffer in silence and don’t seek the help they need, or they have trouble finding a clinician who can diagnose and treat the causes of their pain. That is unfortunate, because treatments are available for many of the problems that underlie this vexing condition.

Dyspareunia (pronounced dis-pah-ROO-nee-uh) can happen at any age, but it’s particularly common among women who’ve reached menopause. Studies and surveys suggest that one-quarter to one-half of postmenopausal women experience painful sex.  The pain can range from mild to excruciating; sufferers describe it as burning, stinging, sharpness, or extreme tenderness.

Depending on its cause, pain may be located in the outer genitals (vulva), within the vagina, or deep in the pelvis. Many women feel discomfort mainly in the vestibule, the nerve-rich area surrounding the vaginal opening.

Dyspareunia can start suddenly or develop gradually. Pain may occur every time with sex, or only occasionally. For some women, simply thinking about intercourse can start a cycle of tightness, pain, and avoidance of sex.

This article was written by Harvard Health Publications

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Sheri Goddard, co-founder of MenopauseCoach.com

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