According to sexologist in Delhi, Dr P K Gupta the most common problem a women face during sex is painful intercourse. When a woman feel pain while having sex not only ruins the mood, it may have more consequences: afraid of sex, lower sex desire, and overall loss of intimacy. In younger women, if you feel pain as the penis is attempting to enter the vagina, it is possibly due to vaginismus.
In older women, particularly those who are post-menopausal, your vagina may be dry and having a burning sensation due to a lack of oestrogen hormone keep the vagina moist.
Another common cause of a dry vagina in any age group of woman is lack of arousal. As you grow older it can take longer time arouse physically. Lack of sufficient foreplay before penetration will cause painful sex.
Some women can face painful sexual intercourse because of following reason:
Vaginismus: In this problem when anything enter in to vagina, wall of vagina or internal muscle of vagina squeeze or spasm resulting in painful sexual intercourse. If proper guidance and treatment a woman does not get, she may grow a deeper fear for sex. That can harm her relationship and married life.
Infection in Vagina: Sometimes yeast infection in vagina causes pain when penis enter into vagina.
Problems with cervix: When penis touches cervix (opening of uterus) maximum time when penetrate, it causes pain. So, any infection in cervix can cause pain.
Endometriosis: In this condition tissue that create outer line of uterus grows in other areas. Symptoms include abdominal pain, irregular periods,and infertility. Treatment options include pain relieving medicine, hormone therapy, and surgery.
Insufficient Lubrication (Menopause): When vaginal lining loses its moisture and become dry. This symptom in called Menopause. Menopause symptoms include irregular periods, sleep difficulties, and irritation. Menopause treatments may include hormone replacement therapy.
Sexually Transmitted Disease: Sexual conditions, or STDs, include syphilis,gonorrhea,chlamydia, and trichomoniasis. Vaginal discharge and burning sensation or pain during urination can indicate a STD. STD treatment includes medicine and practicing safe sex.
Psychological Problem: Depression, anxiety, concerns about your physical look, fear of intimacy or relationship problems can contribute to a low level of arousal and a resulting discomfort or pain.
Experience of Sexual Abuse: If any women faced sexual abuse in her life, she may suffer with dyspareunia.