Whenever we talk about sex, we just focus on its pleasure. According to the 2009 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, 30% of women reported pain during their last sexual encounter. Pain during intercourse is very common and for some women, the pain is only a temporary problem; for others, it is a long-term problem.
Why is sex painful for some women?
Pain during sex may be a sign of a gynecologic problem. In simple words, Debra Herbenick, PhD, a sexual health researcher at Indiana University in Bloomington said: “Pain during sex not only ruins the moment, it can have much greater consequences: fear of sex, lowered sex drive, and overall loss of intimacy. Pain is your body’s way of signalling that something is wrong. It’s a cue to take a step back and figure out what’s happening.”
Lack Of Lubrication
As we all know, Dryness can increase friction. Some women may just be dry — particularly women who are menopausal, and even for some women on the birth control pill. Be sure you have a tube of lube ready for action (Naturally Organic Lubricant + Body Butter).
Stress and tension
Relaxation is an important part of feeling ready for and interested in sex.
Genital fit can be a cause of pain. In situations where the penis is hitting the cervix, or causing an uncomfortable level of stretch, it can help to change sex positions or ones can take lubricant help.
Genital herpes, trichomoniasis, and yeast infections can make sex uncomfortable.