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Do You Feel Pain During Sex? It Could Be A Sign Of Dyspareunia. Here Are 4 Reasons Why It Occurs
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Do You Feel Pain During Sex? It Could Be A Sign Of Dyspareunia. Here Are 4 Reasons Why It Occurs

If you experience pain during entry (penetration) or with every penetration, including putting in a tampon and thrusting, and if it is a burning, aching, or throbbing pain that lasts hours after a sexual act, then you may be suffering from this condition.

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Movies have incepted a very wrong notion about physical intimacy always being pleasurable. In reality, that's not the case every time especially for women who are conditioned to talk as little as they can in general about intercourse. This not only leads to an unsatisfactory sexual experience but also a painful one. The condition is known as dyspareunia. Per Mayo Clinic, dyspareunia is the medical term used to define painful sex. If you experience pain during entry (penetration) or with every penetration, including putting in a tampon and thrusting, and if it is a burning, aching, or throbbing pain that lasts hours after penetrative sex, then you may be suffering from this condition.

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Be rest assured, you're not alone as a study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology found that of 8869 women between the ages of 16 and 74, 7.5% of sexually active women experienced this pain while having intercourse. "Pain during sex is quite common and can be caused by a variety of things," explains the spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to Dr. Vanessa Mackay while speaking to HuffPost UK. Mentioned below are a few of the most common reasons:

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.