More or less surprising causes can be linked to the painful sensations felt by many women during sexual intercourse.
A majority of women go through the “pain” box at least once in their life during sex. If that’s the case for you right now, here are some tips to help you understand why.
Wanting to run a marathon when you’ve only taken ten steps in the last month is complicated. The same goes for sex. If you have had no report for two years, the recovery can hurt, says the specialist interviewed by the American journal Reader’s Digest. Regular sexual activity helps keep the muscles of the vagina flexible and strong.
Being stressed, in and of itself, does not cause pain, but decreases arousal. If you’re having a hard time or having a thought that makes you nervous, your muscles will be tense and your natural lubrication will not work as well as usual. The solutions: identify the cause of the stress, talk about it, try to solve it, and in the meantime… use a water-based lubricant.
Perimenopause and menopause itself involve a drop in estrogen in women, usually accompanied by a decrease in libido and difficult lubrication. Taking medications can cause or worsen these symptoms. The lubricant proves, once again, a useful ally in limiting painful friction during sexual intercourse.
It often happens that you do not realize that you have a vaginal infection. The only symptom: pain during sex. However, this disease is very easily treated with a cream and an egg. In case of pain, do not hesitate to talk to a doctor to find the appropriate solution.
A digestive problem
Women who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease may experience pain because the intestine is close to the uterus. Certain movements can cause inflammation or irritation. Don’t be ashamed to bring it up with your doctor.
According to a recent study, more than half of women who suffer from endometriosis experience severe pain during sex. It all depends on the part of the body where the endometrial cells have spread. If, for example, the cells have migrated behind the vagina and into the lower part of the uterus, the pain can be very severe.