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I v been having sex intercoases for 8 months now but until now vigina is tight and pains when having sex and his penis dont go that deep

By Anonymous July 29, 2015 - 3:46am
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Hi Anon!

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHER.

Pain during sex happens – a lot. Recent studies suggest more than 60 percent of women report current or previous episodes of pain during sexual intercourse. Unfortunately less than half discussed this pain with their doctors.

Pain during intercourse is defined as pain or discomfort in a woman's labial, vaginal, or pelvic areas during or after sexual intercourse. Symptoms occur when penetration is attempted, during or immediately after intercourse. The most common symptom is pain upon entry. The second is deep pain. Other symptoms include cramps, muscle spasms, or muscle tightness.

Pain located in the entire vaginal area may indicate conditions such as vulvar muscle degeneration, chronic vulvar pain, or a vaginal infection.

Deep thrust pain may suggest endometriosis, adhesions, the uterus tilting the wrong way, or sagging of the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Pain in the middle of the pelvis may suggest something in the uterus. Pain on one or both sides of the pelvis is tends to stem from the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and ligaments.

Here are some causes behind painful intercourse:

Vaginismus is painful muscle spasms at the opening of the vagina. These may be due to painful insertion, previous painful experiences, previous abuse, or an unresolved conflict regarding sexuality.

Vaginal infections are common and include yeast infections.

Problems with the cervix, ovaries and uterus include infections, fibroids and cysts.

Uterine retroversion. When the uterus is tilted backward instead of forward.

Interstitial cystitis. Chronic inflammation of the bladder.

Endometriosis. When the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus.

Pelvic inflammatory disease causes tissues deep inside to become badly inflamed and pressure from intercourse causes deep pain.

Inadequate lubrication often causes painful intercourse.

Intercourse too soon after surgery or childbirth.

Sexually transmitted diseases such as genital warts, herpes, or others.

Injuries to the perenium, vulva or vagina from childbirth.

Other causes of painful intercourse may come from perfumed soaps, douching, vaginal perfumes, bubble baths, scented toilet paper, panty liners or tight synthetic undergarments such as pantyhose.

Anon, there are also conditions called vaginitus or vulvodynia. Read more here: http://www.empowher.com/vulvodynia/content/cyclic-vulvovaginitis-most-co...

I hope this helps you and please don't give up. Ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist in sexual pain/genital pain to help you further.


July 29, 2015 - 6:22am
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