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Painful experiences are nobody’s favorites. You avoid practically everything that can cause you pain. But what if it comes in the way of your relationship with your partner?

When actions of portraying affection, like intercourse, cause pain and make you resent the entire experience that should have been giving you pleasure, you should understand that something could be going wrong.

When you experience persistent and recurrent pain just before, during or after sex, you could be suffering from this condition called dyspareunia-painful intercourse.

Following are a few more indications that could help you identify the condition,

  • Pain on penetration
  • Pain with every penetration, including putting in a tampon
  • Deep pain during thrusting
  • Burning pain or aching pain
  • Throbbing pain, lasting hours after intercourse

While it is believed that there can be emotional factors like abuse or stress associated with the pain, a few other causes are also listed down that could possibly be the reason for dyspareunia,

  • Lack of lubrication
  • Injury, trauma or irritation
  • Inflammation, infection or skin disorder.
  • Vaginismus
  • Congenital abnormality

The treatment for this condition includes the treatment of the underlying cause, treating the cause of the pain can help relieve pain. If you experience pain during intercouse, or think you have been suffering from this condition, it is advisable to see a specialist to rule out what exactly is going on down there.

Dr Srinivas Madhavaram is one of the leading sexologists in the city of Hyderabad, he is also the best in his field of expertise. You can book an appointment or visit him at his sexual health clinic.