Painful intercourse in women can surely cause a lot of rift between the couple and break the spirit of the relationship if it is not dealt with immediately. It is quite agonizing and frustrating for women to bear the consequences of painful intercourses. The most common reasons for these are as mentioned below:
Female Pain During Sexual Intercourse
Women can develop vaginal infections due to inappropriate hygiene or other sexually transmitted diseases. These infections can be caused due to yeasts, bacteria or even viruses. Women typically experience foul smelling discharges and soreness around the vaginal area.
The insides and the outsides of the vagina become very sensitive to touch and friction causing great amount of pain during intercourse. They also experience vaginal dryness due to these infections causing more pain. These infections can be treated with certain anti-fungal creams and proper hygiene.
Urinary infection can also cause reddening of the walls of vagina which can burn and hurt during intercourse. If the urinary infection is not treated on time, the redness can turn into a separate infection of the skin around the labia majora and minora and hurt more during intercourse. Drinking lots of water in combination with proper medication can cure such urinary infections.
Vaginal infections caused due to sexually transmitted diseases can be avoided by using proper protection. Women should ensure that their partners wear condoms while having intercourse especially if they have multiple partners.
Further, women should wash their privates after intercourse and ensure that they do not share towels or undergarments. Its better to avoid sex with those partners who have genital rashes, redness, sores or any other specific symptoms.
Some couples rush into sexual intercourse due to excitement or other factors. Foreplay causes both the sexes to get appropriately excited and secretes fluids (Cowper’s gland secretion in males and Bartholin’s gland secretion in females) which act as natural lubricants during intercourse.
So if such couples do not indulge in foreplay, their intercourse can get quite painful due to lack of lubrication. The friction causes the skins to bruise mildly and further leads to irritation and pain. If foreplay is not possible, such couples can use KY Jelly to reduce the pain during intercourse
Many females have preconceived notions and phobia related to intercourse even before marriage. This problem is mainly faced by virgin girls who have no practical experience. Information gathered from their experienced friends and their own experience during masturbation cements the phobia deeply into their subconscious.
So now during intercourse, these already scared females tighten the muscles around the vagina causing the potential space to become like a wall. They do so because of their half hearted reluctant attempt to avoid pain. This narrowing of the space causes more friction and pain and the phobia increases. Pain causes the arousal levels to go down and the lubricating fluid starts to dry up causing even more friction and pain. Such females need to talk to sexologists who can guide and counsel them.
In very rare cases, physical trauma induced by violent masturbation can injure the vagina making it red and bruised. These injuries can cause great amount of pain during intercourse. Such kind of injuries can be avoided by using appropriate tools for manual insertion. Thus, the reasons for painful intercourse need to be identified and treated according to the symptoms.