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All About Dyspareunia: What Women Need to Know About Pain During Sex

All About Dyspareunia: What Women Need to Know About Pain During Sex

When women suffer from pain during sex, too many think it’s something that should be endured without complaining. You might lose the desire for intimacy based on how uncomfortable sex typically is for you. But, when you speak up about your symptoms, you learn that you’re not alone and that there are treatment options that can help.

At The Well for Health, we believe in the importance of women’s whole-body and sexual health. You deserve to experience sex without pain or fear of potential pain. Talking to a women’s health expert is the first step toward escaping from painful sex.

Our team of health and wellness experts provides support, information, and effective treatment options for pain during sex, medically known as dyspareunia. Your pain symptoms could be related to menopause, past physical or sexual trauma, or an underlying condition with impacts like vaginal dryness

From our Mooresville, North Carolina location, The Well for Health team treats patients from Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, and Charlotte. Here’s what we want you to know about dyspareunia, including more about the many easy and effective treatments that can improve your sexual pleasure and quality of life.

Understanding dyspareunia: women’s pain during sex

Nearly 75% of women experience painful sex at some point in their lives. But that doesn’t mean that it’s normal for women to have to grit their teeth and suffer through uncomfortable, unfulfilling sex.

Several factors can play into your dyspareunia. These may include:

Pain during penetration, or deep pain experienced during intercourse, may involve a combination of physical and psychological factors. Understanding why you’re suffering from pain is the first step on the path toward resolving your symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Freeing yourself from painful sex: dyspareunia treatment options

When you let the team at The Well for Health know about your dyspareunia, your provider helps you understand why this is happening to you and suggests easy, effective treatments to improve your experience and sensation during sex.

To learn more about the causes of your dyspareunia, your provider asks you questions about your pain symptoms, sexual history, and health history. Physical examinations, like a pelvic exam, Pap smear, transvaginal ultrasound, or rectal examinations, may be needed to confirm your diagnosis.

Then, it’s time to put together a plan to address your symptoms and allow you to enjoy pain-free sex. Many treatments for dyspareunia are both simple and effective. Depending on the causes of your pain, your treatment plan may include:

No matter your age, it’s possible to restore your sexual enjoyment. At The Well for Health, we believe it’s more than worth it. We take the time to understand the symptoms and conditions affecting our patients so that we can recommend treatments that will really work.


If you’re suffering from pain during penetration, deep pain during intercourse, lingering genital pain after sex, or menopause symptoms such as vaginal atrophy or dryness, get in touch with the team at The Well for Health today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment over the phone now, or contact us online and discover how to relieve your dyspareunia.

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