The top three causes of painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia, can include:

1. Vaginal dryness

Insufficient lubrication can lead to friction and discomfort during intercourse. This can be caused by hormonal changes, certain medications, breastfeeding, menopause, or psychological factors.

2. Vaginismus

This is a condition characterized by involuntary muscle spasms in the pelvic floor muscles, which can make penetration painful or impossible. It is often associated with anxiety, fear, or past traumatic experiences.

3. Infections or medical conditions

Certain infections, such as yeast infections or urinary tract infections, can cause pain during intercourse. Medical conditions like endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or ovarian cysts can also contribute to pain.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider if you are experiencing painful intercourse to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.  Refined Women’s Wellness is an associate of OB-GYN associates of Marietta.  Our team is comprised of health professionals who are trained to treat vaginal wellness issues.  Book your complimentary consultation today