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ask: why does it hurt when a man enters you?

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YES I WAS WONDERING WHY OUT OF NO WHERE IT HURTS DOWN THERE AFTER ME AND MY PARTNER HAS SEX. BEFORE NOW EVERYTHING WAS FINE BUT NOW IT FEELS AS IF HE'S SCRATCHING ME ME DOWN THERE BUT HES NOT FINGERING ME.AN HE'S BEEN FEELING THE SAME PAIN...WHY IS THIS IS IT BECAUSE I'M TO TIGHT AND WHEN HE GO IN IT NOT WET IT SO IT HURTS?

June 14, 2011 - 4:29pm
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Yeah, I would like to know the same thing.

May 30, 2011 - 5:37pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi,
It sounds like you have found a loving and caring partner. Together you may be able to work through and get beyond your anxiety. which is perfectly understandable considering your past experience. Here is the link to an article on vaginismus on the MedlinePlus website that might give you more information http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001487.htm

May 30, 2011 - 6:00pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi,
Is your question about you or a general question?
If you are personally experiencing painful penetration during sexual intercourse, you may want to consider a gynecological examination to rule out any medical condition.
In general, when there is not a medical problem as the cause, there may be other causes. Painful penetration is called vaginismus. It is experienced as a strong, involuntary tightening of your vaginal muscles — a spasm of the outer third of your vagina, which makes entrance by a finger, tampon, speculum, or penis acutely painful. Vaginismus can have many different non-medical causes: it may be your body's defense against a sexual stimulation you can't handle or situation you don't want to be in; the result of a bad sexual experience, such as rape or childhood sexual abuse; or stem from anxiety or relationship issues.
I hope this answers your question.

May 25, 2011 - 4:17pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi read your post. Can The vaginismus also be a medical condition as apposed to: body's defense against a sexual stimulation you can't handle or situation you don't want to be in; the result of a bad sexual experience, such as rape or childhood sexual abuse; or stem from anxiety or relationship issues.

September 28, 2014 - 1:04pm
belindagarcia (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

yes the question i was asking is about me i am 18 and was a virgin and recently started having sex with my fiance and hes heen pretty gentle with me knowing it hurts so he everytime we did have have sex hed try and go in a little more each time but when he trys to go in all the way it feels realy tight and just recently when he did it seriously burned but im pretty sure it might be vaginismus and im very curious to why it burned this time when he tryed to go in all the way because it never burned before until now it didnt hurt or anything when he went in it just felt tight and it burned. and yes i have had a bad past with with sexual things i was never raped or anything but it has almost happend to me and i have always been in fear of that happening and i know my fiance wouldnt hurt me or anything but i panic a little so that also might be the cause of it as well. thank you for responding to my question i really appreciate it

May 29, 2011 - 11:32am
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