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Dyspareunia - Pain During Sex

Sexual intercourse is supposed to be a pleasurable experience for both men and women. However, according to a BBC news report, approximately 7.5% of the women in UK find sex to be painful for them. The study which was conducted by surveying 7,000 sexually active women throughout the country found that 1 in 10 of the women in Britain felt pain when having sex. The reason that the study gave for these findings was that the issue of Dyspareunia might be behind it. Researchers opine that women might be having pain during sex because of vaginal dryness, vaginismus and Chlamydia.

Reasons for Painful Sex

Painful sex or Causes of painful intercourse is a condition that most women experience at some point in their lives. Mostly the young women are subjected to it since they are inexperienced but even older women might experience it because of having some kind of hormonal issues. There can be a number of other Reasons for painful intercourse that women need to remain aware of. These include:

• Delivery by Operation

Women who deliver their babies via operation or some sort of surgical intervention have been found to feel pain during sex later on in their lives. The reason given for this is that there might be some sort of cut in the vagina that is caused during operative childbirth which is at the root of this pain. However, on a positive front, this pain during sex after an operative childbirth does not last very long and usually gets resolved within a year. 

• Vaginismus

Vaginismus is a type of an emotional disorder that can cause painful spasms in the vagina during intercourse. The emotional response to penetration that is generated in vaginismus is so strong that it can stop a woman from having full sex ever in her lifetime. Moreover, most women suffering from this condition are even afraid of vaginal examinations and might never even go for smear tests. The possible reasons for vaginismus include history of sexual abuse, restrictive upbringing and having a history of vaginal infections.   

• Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder of the womb and its surrounding tissues. It causes tenderness and makes this area sore and painful. Women suffering this disorder might feel intense pain when the penis enters the vagina and exerts pressure on this affected area. The simple solution for this is to get Endometriosis treated before having sex.  

• Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a bug that is common in the UK. It is known for causing an infection which leads to the development of the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID. The PID can result in deep intercourse pain since in this disease inflammation of the soft tissues present inside the vagina occurs. This inflammation makes deep penetration incredibly painful for the woman. Unless Chlamydia is detected and treated at an earlier stage, the chances of it developing into PID are quite extensive.   

• Womb and Cervix Issues

The cervix and the womb both get hit by the penis during deep penetration. If there are fibroids on the womb or tender spots on the cervix then the woman is going to feel a great deal of pain when the penis makes a deep thrust and hits these areas. Again, the solution to this problem is to first get the issues of the womb and the cervix sorted before having sex.  

• Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is one of the biggest causes of Dyspareunia in women. The anxiety and nervousness before sex doesn’t allow the vagina to relax. As a result, the vagina does not get lubricated enough to allow for painless penetration. The main reason for vaginal dryness is the inexperience of the male partner. If the man is not skilled at foreplay then he won’t be able to get the woman to get sexually aroused enough. Her vagina will remain dry and she will experience pain during sex.  

Online Testing for Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common causes for Dyspareunia in women. Being an STI, most women are embarrassed to go to their doctor to get tested for it. If you want to know that you are infected with Chlamydia or not then getting an online test for it might be the safest solution for you. It is possible to SEEK ADVICE with the The GUM Clinic with consummate ease. All you need to do is to send in your sample by post after buying a test kit from an online testing service. You will receive the result of the test online which only you would be able to see. You can then obtain the needed treatment.


Pain During Sex

Pain During Sex


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