Many women find at some point sex is painful or uncomfortable for them. This is not normal. I repeat this is not normal. I say this not to make you feel bad or shameful about your pain, but to give you hope that there IS help and treatment for painful sex—and you shouldn’t have to “just deal with it”.
Lets break down exactly what I mean when I say “Painful Sex”. Painful sex is defined by pain in your vulva, vagina, or general pelvic region. This pain can be a burning, sharp pain, itching; basically anything that causes discomfort. This pain can happen upon anticipating sexual intimacy, during sexual intimacy, or after sexual intimacy.
Painful or uncomfortable sex can be caused by myriad of factors. These include: bladder infection, yeast infections, STIs, endometriosis, PCOS, vulvodynia, vestibulodynia, trauma, anxiety, insufficient stimulation/lubricaion, and more.
When sex hurts in can cause shame, anxiety, depression, disconnection with our partner, and more. The good new is painful sex is treatable. Painful sex is often treated with a team of providers which include sex therapists like us. We can help you figure out the best course of action for you and your symptoms.
If you would like to meet us and see if we can be of help to you, please contact us for a free 30 minute in person session.