Painful Intercourse (dyspareunia)
Both men and women can experience pain through intercourse.
Women can experience painful intercourse when they are not fully aroused and penetration takes place. Some penetration positions can involve deeper penetration and can be painful. Medical conditions such as pelvic infections, surgery and child birth injuries can also cause pain.
Men can experience pain on intercourse if the foreskin is tight – phimosis. This occurs in uncircumcised men and can lead to infections.
Any medical condition that is causing you pain should first be treated. Where a medical condition has been ruled out, then sex therapy can help you to improve your sexual relationship.