Pain during sexual intercourse can be a warning sign of many gynecologic conditions. If you get pain during or after sex, your body may be trying to tell you something is wrong, so don't ignore it. You can try a polyurethane condom including the female condom and see if that helps. Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. A drop in estrogen levels after menopause or childbirth or during breast-feeding also can be a cause. This is often the result of not enough foreplay. Most drugstores sell lube right next to the condoms — look for something simple avoid flavored lube, or lube that is supposed to be warming or numbing.
A surgical procedure in which an instrument called a laparoscope is inserted into the pelvic cavity through a small incision.
Why does sex hurt?
Your medical and sexual history, signs and symptoms, and findings from a physical exam are important factors in determining the cause of your pain. Further evaluation, sometimes involving a procedure called a laparoscopymay be needed. If you continue to have discomfort, definitely talk with your health care provider. Some of these infections can be shared with sexual partners, so get checked out! When sex is painful. The laparoscope is used to view the pelvic organs.