For women, vaginal penetration that you desire shouldn’t hurt, yet sometimes discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse or penetration may occur. Your pelvic floor plays a major role in sexual functioning. For instance, if you have vulvar pain or post-ejaculatory pain, you’ll understandably develop hesitation around sex. For some patients, their symptoms might even make sex all but impossible.

Disorders

  • Dyspareunia: Pain during sexual intercourse at sexual entry (penetration) or deep pain during shearing.
  • Vaginismus: Involuntary tightening of the vagina. Often during intercourse, gynecological exam or when inserting tampon. Often caused by muscle spasms.
  • Vulvodynia: Chronic pain or discomfort around the opening of your vagina (vulva).
  • Endometriosis: Disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus and may require surgical intervention.
  • Genito-urinary symptoms of menopause: Changes that occur with or after menopause (natural or induced) that can affect the vagina, vulva, urethra and bladder.

Symptoms

  • Pain with penetration, including putting in a tampon or gynecological exams.
  • Burning pain or aching pain at perineum (area between anus and scrotum or vulva).
  • Throbbing pain, lasting hours after intercourse.
  • Painful ejaculation or painful erections.
  • Pain in the testicles, penis or pelvis.

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