Reasons for Pain during Intercourse for Women


Two primary reasons for pain during intercourse in Women are Dyspareunia and Vaginismus.

Dyspareunia is defined by the occurrence of pain during intercourse in women. This pain occurring during intercourse frequently resembles burns or cramps and can be located in the vagina or abdomen. The pain may stop at the end of sexual intercourse, but it can also continue after. When primary dyspareunia, pain appears during the first sexual intercourse. At secondary dyspareunia, pain appear after a period or reports proceeding normally without pain. Infection is often the cause of these dyspareunia.
The causes of dyspareunia are numerous: the most frequent are these,

  • Recurrent vaginal mycoses
  • Infection of the cervix
  • A perineal tear
  • An episiotomy
  • Cyst (s) of the ovary
  • Endometriosis
  • Malformation can sometimes cause exceptionally dyspareunia
  • Some dyspareunia may be of psychological origin


Do not let the pain caused by dyspareunia move during sex. This pain can cause anxiety to be penetrated. This great fear causes an involuntary contraction of muscles that surround the vagina aggravating the initial pain.


Vaginismus prevents vaginal penetration :  the penis can not enter the vagina without causing severe pain. Vaginismus causes contractions and a tightening of the vaginal muscles causing pain during penetration. Pain caused by vaginismus evolves according to women, a mere annoyance to a burning or tearing.


Also, Check out the articles on treating both Dyspareunia and Vaginismus.