“Not this night my darling.” You never thought you would repeat this phrase as often in your life. This is not a headache that reduces your libido but your sex is painful and you do not know why.
Often, painful intercourse can be caused by something as basic as a new position. If there is only a little pain, do not worry. Report it simply to your doctor at your next examination.
On occasion, the simple mechanics of the human body can cause pain during intercourse, including vaginal dryness or a tight or too small. Emotional factors are also important, especially if sex is too advanced and too fast and that contributes to inadequate lubrication and pain.
If your pain is felt especially during intercourse, the most common causes are inflammation or infection of the vulva or outer labia. If the pain occurs especially when the penis penetrates deeply is that this may be a vaginal infection. A bladder infection or urinary tract can also cause painful intercourse.
Painful intercourse is not a threat to your health. But this is not a enough to accept this situation. Here’s how you find your pleasure during sex:
- Realign your positions. You do not need a trapeze in your room. Even a small change in position can be effective. The best positions are those where women control the penetration of the penis into the vagina. Whether above or lying on the side. Discover the positions that are comfortable for you both, a physical point of view and psychological. If all the positions you take make you suffer, tell your doctor about any positions that cause you the most pain and those that cause you the least. This information will help the doctor to discover the cause of the problem.
- Relax. If the vaginal muscles are stretched and they prevent the penetration, focus on the erotic stimulation. Often a sensitive body reacts easily with emotions such as pregnancy, pain, or an unwillingness to have sexual intercourse. Do not rush, and if your anxiety persists, talk with your doctor. Making love does not necessarily always have sex. You can show affection by caressing your partner’s hair for an hour, for example.
- Mastering the drought. As you approach menopause, the thinning and drying of vaginal tissues become a common problem. But still, there are many solutions. If you have seldom-watering, try a water-based lubricant. For continuous moisture, try some products that enable fluid intake in the tissues of the vagina. If the problem is chronic, you may want to discuss HRT with your doctor.
- Prevent bladder infections. If burning sensations occur during intercourse and urination, you may be suffering from a urinary tract infection. After the physician’s examination, if such an infection was diagnosed, he will prescribe the appropriate treatment. But the most important in preventing recidivism, depends on you. Urinate at regular intervals of about 3 or 4 o’clock. Otherwise, your bladder may stretch; retain urine, swelling or infiltration of bacteria.
- Treat your herpes. If the herpes virus is the cause of your pain, you should avoid sexual intercourse until the infection has disappeared. Although herpes requires long-term treatment, it may be in remission or even cured. The board makes the most sense during these painful episodes are to avoid having sex during the demonstrations and use condoms every time,” he adds.