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Causes of Painful Sexual Intercourse!

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Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 88% (18372 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad  •  11 years experience
Causes of Painful Sexual Intercourse!

Causes of Painful Sexual Intercourses:

Pain during intercourse is one of the most common causes of problems of sexual dysfunction. The prevalence of such pain seems to be increasing over time. Possible reasons for this apparent increased prevalence include the following:

-Changes in sexual behaviour
-An increase in the frequency of sexually transmitted diseases
-Increased willingness to discuss sexual behaviour and dysfunction
-Due to thinning and dryness of the vaginal walls after menopause, some women report that sex is more painful than prior to menopause.
-Vulvodynia is a condition that causes chronic pain in the vulvar area that is not related to a known cause. Women with vulvodynia may experience pain with sexual intercourse.

Other conditions that can cause painful intercourse include:

-injuries or irritation of the vagina due to any cause,
-infections,
-vaginismus (muscle spasms of the vaginal wall muscles),
-urinary tract infection, and
-skin conditions that affect the genital areas.

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