6 reasons why sex hurts

Published on:28 March 2022, 09:00am IST

Some women might find sex way too painful than others. But while some pains may be normal, don’t be ignorant of excessive or nagging pain. Check this exclusive image gallery to find out why sex hurts.

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Vaginal dryness: If vaginal dryness is something you are dealing with, painful intercourse is inevitable. For that, take the help of lubricants. You can opt for water or gel-basedlubes. This will make the penetration easier and you will feel less pain than usual. Still not convinced with the hack? It’s best to seek medical help! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Sexually transmitted disease: If you face vaginal pain while making out, it could indicate that you might have an STI or a sexually transmitted disease. To prevent this situation,always practice safe sex and avoid multiple partners. You must also know the medical history of your partner, to take proper precautions. Some common STIs that can wreck your vaginal health include HPV infection, genital herpes, HIV and gonorrhea. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Stress: Yes my dear ladies, if you are stressed during sexual intercourse, it can have an impact on your pelvic muscles. Basically, when you make out in a stressful situation, yourpelvic area tightens up. This makes penetration difficult, and leads to pain during sex. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Infection: Unprotected sex or sex with multiple partners can lead to all sorts of infections. Also, if you have a skin condition like eczema around your vaginal area, then too youcan experience entry-level pain. Other reasons can be UTI or urinary tract infection, skin irritation, or episiotomy (enlargement of cut made during childbirth). Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Vaginismus can make sex painful, know the exercises to treat it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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Vitamin deficiency can be a reason for your poor vaginal health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock