Ten reasons why sex might hurt and when to see a doctor
Regardless of why you think sex is painful you should always speak to a GP in case it’s caused by a more serious underlying issue
IT’S not supposed to hurt…in fact it should be quite the opposite.
Painful sex is very distressing for both men and women, and it can really ruin your libido.
Many people, women in particular, suffer through it thinking it’s normal, but getting down and dirty is supposed to be a pleasurable experience for all those involved.
Luckily, there is normally a simple explanation as to why sex hurts so it could be easily fixed.
That being said, regardless of why you think it’s painful you should always speak to a GP in case it’s caused by a more serious underlying issue.
Here’s why you might experience pain during sex…and when to see a doctor.
There are several different infections that may cause pain during sex.
The feeling can range from pain in the entrance of your vagina to a deeper pelvic pain.
Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point in their lives.
It can be uncomfortable and itchy but is usually relatively easy to treat.
The infection causes soreness and itching around the entrance of the vagina, a thick white or thin and watery discharge, pain when weeing and discomfort during sex.
It can be treated with specially designed creams, oral medication or pessaries – pills inserted into your vagina.
Speak to a GP or pharmacist about how best to treat it.