Have you experienced before that ‘unbearable pain’ while doing the deeds? As horrible as it seems, but it happens all the time. In fact, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists revealed that roughly 75% of women will feel this pain when having sex.
Here are some symptoms of painful sex and what you need to do about it;
My vagina is dry.
Oftentimes, vaginal dryness is the culprit why you feel throbbing pain instead of tingling sensation every time you make love. You can blame it all to hormones, medications you’ve been taking or stress. Dr. Alyssa Dweck, a certified OB/GYN based in New York explained that it can be also due to normal drop of estrogen level when breastfeeding or after childbirth. It may even a result of menopausal or perimenopausal stage. Get back on track through applying a silicone-based lotion. It will act as a supplement or a natural lubricant while waiting for your estrogen production to go back to its normal condition.
My outer labia hurts.
Did you say you notice redness around your vulva or outer labia? If so, it can be an indication that you are using a wrong set of personal care products. Irritation around your vagina can hinder you from enjoying a pleasurable date night with your spouse. Usually hygiene products with potent substances such as soap, massage or body wash contains perfumes and dyes. These ingredients trigger skin inflammation or vaginitis.
To cure this condition, you may just leave it for one day or more until the irritation reduces. Never apply cream or lotion as they can just worsen the condition. After that, review the products you’ve recently used down there and replace them with organic ones.
I saw a discharge as my vagina itches.
When you see a discharge whole your vagina stings, it’s a sign that there’s already an infection. Dr. Dweck explained infection can put the brakes on your sexy times. If your discharge is thick and itchy, that could be a yeast infection. On the other hand, you can also blame bacterial vaginosis that usually has gray-like color, fishy odor and watery discharge. To make sure that it’s not STDs like chlamydia or gonorrhea, consult your personal doctor right away.
I have endometriosis. What should I do?
While shifting to another position, you suddenly winced. You might be experiencing endometriosis. It usually happens when your endometrial tissues move outside your uterus and then stick to the nearest body part like fallopian tube or ovaries.
If you weren’t aware, these tissues are like adhesive glue on your organs. They aid in putting them in place.
Seek help from the professional to know what option suits your condition.
Science and innovation can always help you figure out why you feel pain when having sex. So, don’t hesitate and feel shy tackling this matter to a specialist. Remember, nothing is more pleasurable than to have a healthy and glowing body. That’s the best thing you can give to yourself and your partner.