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Painful Sexual Intercourse: Why Sex Hurts?

Posted by tshwaneclinic on July 17, 2017 at 5:25 AM

Many women diagnosed with endometriosis have very painful sexual intercourse. Some of them even give up from having sexual intercourse with their partner at all. This all leads to serious relationship problems, a lack of self – esteem, and even personality problems.


Painful Sexual Intercourse & Relationships


But how can you enjoy having sex while it hurts? It is normal for women who experience sex not to want it and even be unable to enjoy it. Can this pain be treated? Are there any solutions which will help make sex satisfying again? These are some of the questions that every women suffering from endometriosis and having painful sexual intercourse will try to get an answer.


According to many researches among women diagnosed with endometriosis, it has been estimated that more than half of them have painful sexual intercourse. Women, who have this kind of problems, often tend to be embarrassed and find it very difficult to talk to their partners about it. This makes it all even more frustrating for them. But there is and should be not just a women’s problem. It should be a problem of both of the partners, a problem in couple. Only together with the partner, you as a women can manage to get over it and find the best solution when it comes to sex for both of you.


Some women find it also very difficult to talk to their problem with the gynecologist. But as mentioned before there is nothing to be embarrassed off.


What is Endometriosis? Causes, Complications & Treatment


Endometriosis is a disease that affects women at a young age, worldwide. It is also one of the leading causes of infertility. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue which is normally found within the uterus, starts to grow in different places, outside of the uterus.


The location of the endometrial tissue, rather than its size determine the severity of pain experienced while having sexual intercourse. Usually, if the endometrial tissue is localized behind the vagina and the lower part of the uterus, affecting the uterine ligaments and the uterine nerves as well, causes severe pain.


The pain caused by endometriosis can vary from mild to moderate and even an unbearable pain. It can also be a sharp and stabbing pain, as well as a deep and widespread type of pain. The pain can be felt only with deep penetration in some women, while others feel it with any kind of penetration.


Endometriosis LifeStyle Tips


Having painful sex presents a big problem for the couple. Just thinking about it makes some women experience pain. However, certain solutions can help you and your partner enjoy sexual intercourse again (Read more: Increase Your Sexual Desire).


Try different positions – doggy style and even side to side sexual positions tend to be less painful than missionary position for example. It all depends from the angle of penetration as well as from the depth of penetration at a certain position. You and your partner should try and do those positions that are less painful to you.


Sex at the right time of the month – sexual intercourse is less painful at certain times during the menstrual cycle. For most of the women, the period just before and during the ovulation is very painful as well as the period before the menstrual periods (Read more: Lighter Menstrual Periods). So, according to this it is recommended to have sex just after the last periods and before the ovulation starts, as well as just after ovulation occurs and until the end of the menstrual cycle, before getting your menstrual periods.


Communicate with your partner – Yes, talking about sex is sometimes embarrassing but you and your partner should talk about it. This way you can both determine what is good for both of you and which position is less painful for the women.


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