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Posted by: LADY E | 2012-03-19

pain during sex

Hi
Please advice
I have started having abdominal pain during sex, i cannot even enjoy. it has happened the second time during intercorse. Do i need to be worried, see a doctor. what could it be?

I discussed it with my partner but he does not have a clue why is happening.

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Pain during sexual intercourse is quite common amongst women. There could also be several reasons for it (vaginal infection / too early penetration / stress / emotional unhappiness resulting in the women having difficulty relaxing / too hard trusting of the male partner / swollen ness just before or after menstruation, not enough lubrication etc)– Furthermore the initial reason for the start of the pain could have been specific, but it is possible that the initial reason could have been resolved in the meantime, but the psychological anticipation of the pain could result in the muscles surrounding the sexual organs contracting and inhibiting relaxation and pleasure and enhancing the probability of pain. It is important to have a slow and gentle approach towards sex to ensure that both parties are relaxed; that there is enough lubrication and that penetration does not happen too early/quickly. Kegel - exercises – google it as these are specifically designed to guide the female towards gaining control over her PC muscles that will minimize pain. It might also be worth it for you and your partner to seek professional guidance in dealing with this in your relationship and enhancing your intimacy in a comfortable manner for both.
For further information please consult SASHA’s website at www.sexualhealth.qw.co.za/dru. For referral to a professional in your vicinity, please send an email to helpline.sasha@gmail.com.

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Posted by: Sexologist | 2012-03-20

Pain during sexual intercourse is quite common amongst women. There could also be several reasons for it (vaginal infection / too early penetration / stress / emotional unhappiness resulting in the women having difficulty relaxing / too hard trusting of the male partner / swollen ness just before or after menstruation, not enough lubrication etc)– Furthermore the initial reason for the start of the pain could have been specific, but it is possible that the initial reason could have been resolved in the meantime, but the psychological anticipation of the pain could result in the muscles surrounding the sexual organs contracting and inhibiting relaxation and pleasure and enhancing the probability of pain. It is important to have a slow and gentle approach towards sex to ensure that both parties are relaxed; that there is enough lubrication and that penetration does not happen too early/quickly. Kegel - exercises – google it as these are specifically designed to guide the female towards gaining control over her PC muscles that will minimize pain. It might also be worth it for you and your partner to seek professional guidance in dealing with this in your relationship and enhancing your intimacy in a comfortable manner for both.
For further information please consult SASHA’s website at www.sexualhealth.qw.co.za/dru. For referral to a professional in your vicinity, please send an email to helpline.sasha@gmail.com.

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