Painful intercourse is not only well, painful, but it can be extremely detrimental to relationships. Intimacy is a large part of a healthy relationship and painful intercourse hinders the ability for people to experience that intimacy. There is a cause for your pain and there is help out there. So rest assured, our team can help you find and alleviate the problem.
First, we go through a desensitization process. We’ll do an exam and assure the patient that everything is normal, physically. We then discuss different approaches to desensitization. It is very important that you have times in which you are intimate without any penetration. Over the course of several months you can slowly move from no penetration, to penetration with fingers only, to sexual intercourse. Once you’ve gone through the desensitization process, you can have sexual intercourse without pain. You have to have a partner that is willing to move through this process with you at your pace.
There are several causes for pain with intercourse that range from vaginal dryness, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and other complications.