with Pelvic Health Physical Therapist
DR. AMY BOCK
To break this down...
Pain with intercourse is COMMON but not normal.
Why does pain happen during intercourse?
– Arousal – The act of penetrative sex – Orgasms
The pelvic floor muscles, nerves, and blood vessels are what control:
Often women experience pain with intercourse when the pelvic floor muscles are TIGHT or OVERACTIVE; this can inhibit blood flow and irritate the local nerves.
The most common reason:
called dyspareunia, vulvodynia and is also a component in many women with endometriosis and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
PAIN WITH SEX IS OFTEN
Please seek medical help from your local pelvic physical therapist, sex therapist, or medical doctor.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN WITH SEX...
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