Thursday, July 12, 2018
Reasons why you feel pain after sex
Do you rise in ecstasy when you are getting down with your partner or do you squeeze your face in pain? Pain during and after sex is something most women experience. Why this pain? Let's find out:
Causes of vaginal pain during sex
When having sex, it is common to feel a subtle pain especially if your partner penetrates deep into you. But when there is no such deep penetration and you feel pain even when he is still trying to penetrate, then something must be wrong and it may be one of these reasons
Infections such as vaginal thrush, urinary tract infection, and sexually transmitted disease could be the cause of the pain you are feeling down there. Other inflammatory conditions such as endometriosis, blocked Fallopian tubes, cervix inflammation could also cause pain during sex.
Thrush is common with women who are pregnant, and those who wear tight clothing. Other causes of thrush come from antibiotics medication or products that irritate the vagina.
Sexually transmitted diseases will cause symptoms such as heavy vaginal discharge followed by itching, and general pains.
Lack of lubrication
You are probably experiences a dry spell down there due a messed up hormone, some medications or birth control pills you are taking or simply because you are not aroused but your sex partner wants sex at that moment.
Lack of lubrication can be as a result of vaginal dryness caused by menopause or thyroid problems.
Birth control pills can cause vagina dryness and subsequent pain during sex in even a younger woman of 25 years. New birth control pills that are currently made do not have sufficient estrogens; the hormone responsible for women’s feeling of sexual arousal. They also contain a type of progestin which is capable of lowering testosterone in women.
Vaginal structural problems
If you have just delivered a baby or you went through great difficulties to give birth and probably had vaginal tearing that is still trying to heal, then you might feel great pains when getting down with your partner. Other structural problems include female circumcision, uterine fibroid, a cyst or an abnormal hymen.
Vaginismus is a condition where the vagina and the pelvic floor muscles tighten for no apparent reason. This condition can make sex painful especially when there is a forced penetration. Vaginismus is caused by a lot of thing such as sexual abuse, using tampons etc. Vaginismus can be so severe that sometimes the vagina does not even get to open. It makes the vaginal muscles clench so hard you cannot even penetrate a little. And because it can happen anytime, some women experience it during sex which makes sex painful.
Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition that causes pain around the vulva region. Anything can trigger these pain even minor things like sitting or riding a bike. As long as it puts pressure on the vulva, you are likely to experience pain. The cause of this chronic condition is unknown but can cause pains during sex.