What is sexual pain?
sexual pain is a persistant and repetitive genital pain associated or not
to sexual activities. Different types of sexual pain exist and each will
be defined and explained. Sexual pain is more common in women.
and repetitive genital pain associated to sexual activities. Dyspareunia
may have physical causes but often has psychological or relational causes.
For a better diagnostic, we have to consider at what time the pain arrived
in the woman’s life. Is it generalized, meaning in all situations? Or is
it specific, meaning in only certain situations? For example, only when
there are penetrations, or when adopting a specific sexual position… The
location of the sexual pain is also important. The best advice is to
consult a gynaecologist in the first place to make sure there is no
physical problem or if there is, that a proper treatment is recommended.
Only after can you consider a sex therapy.
Vestibulitis : the vestibulitis is a major
subtype of dyspareunia. It
is a sexual pain at the vestibulis, at the vagina entry. This region is
often inflammated, red and very sensitive. Some burning sensations may
happen while urinating. The vestibulitis is successfully treated through
the combination of physiotherapy and sex therapy. The rate success is
similar to surgery without the complications.
it is a
persistant pain to the female external genitals at any time of the day.
This type of pain is unrelated to sexual activites. My advice is to
consult a gynaecologist.
it is the
uncontrolled contractions of the vagina muscles, in a persistant and
repetitive manner. This makes the penetration very painful and sometimes
impossible. Women consulting me say they feel contracted when they are
about to have penetration. This problem is well treated by a sexologist.
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