Sex is supposed to feel good—like, toe-curling, spine-tingling, back-arching good. But recent research shows a whopping 30 percent of women are experiencing pain during the act. Though the hurt could be a symptom of a serious issue such as endometriosis, more often the cause is less grave. Read on to find sex-wrecking culprits and their cures. It feels like his penis is made of sandpaper. Likely culprit: Vaginal dryness.
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According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOG , three out of four women have experienced painful sex at some point in their lives. Some deal with the pain long term and some only have short-term issues. Sex is an important part of a relationship for most couples, which is why Dr. Sejour is here to help. There are many reasons sex might be painful.
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If it does hurt, there could be something wrong. Many of us grew up believing that sex hurts. From literature to friends, it was always the same impression we were given. The general consensus was that intercourse was definitely going to hurt the first time and maybe for a while afterwards as well. It was probably for this very reason that many of us don't question any pain associated with sex.
I think we can all agree that even when it's amazing, sex is… weird. It's body parts and gooey textures and intense chemical reactions, not to mention that it's one of the most emotionally vulnerable situations you can put yourself in. So when something goes not quite right during sex, like pain, things can get extra weird. Do you experience regular pain with sex? You are so not alone.