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-based lubes. 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... Read More

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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... Read More


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, your pelvic area tightens up. This makes penetration difficult, and leads to pain during sex. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

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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 you can 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... Read More

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Vaginismus: Do you know that even your vagina can get spasms? Yes, it is true. The situation is known as vaginismus. It can also happen when you try some complex positions. If a mu scle spasm is recurring around your pelvic region, seek help. A trick that can keep spasms away is keeping yourself hydrated. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More

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Vulvodynia: Sadly, the cause of vulvodynia hasn’t been figured out yet. That makes it all the more important that you seek help if you experience pain during sex. In the case of vu lvodynia, you can experience a tingling sensation which can be very uncomfortable. You may also feel vaginal tightness, and if it is severe, you can also feel a burning sensation. Image courtesy: Shutterstock... Read More