There are a few reasons why sex can be painful for women. The most common reasons are that the vaginal walls are too tight, dry or tends to allow for little penetration. When this occurs it can cause anything from a slight discomfort to extreme pain and may even cause tearing and bleeding.
There are some chronic vaginal pain caused my auto immune related diagnoses such as vulvodynia and Volvar vestibulitis that are often dismissed by physicians as symptoms of menopause and psychological problem. Many people assume that only virgins can have pain during sex however many women even after having sex for many years or having a child can experience these issues.
There are a variety of things that can cause pain during sex therefore it is always a good idea to rule out health issues with your physician first, examples of things that can cause painful sex are sexual inactivity, vaginal dryness, infections, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, STDs and even cancer.
Pain caused by vaginal dryness often times can be resolved by using lubricant one of the healthiest natural lubricants is organic coconut oil and naturally fights against yeast and bacterial infection and is quite effective in providing lubrication. Keep in mind that your nutritional intake influences your sexual functioning and if you are experiencing vaginal dryness you may want to increase your intake of certain foods and supplements.
Here are some foods that you can find helpful for vaginal pain. Increase water intake, eat nuts, seeds and vegetable oils as well as vitamin E, while soy mimics estrogen and has been shown to assist women having perimenopausal menopausal symptoms from hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
You can also decrease pain through vaginal stretching exercises using a dilator or speculum it has been shown to help reduce the intensity of symptoms overtime. And typically results after 1 to 3 months of using them on a daily basis. Using them in the shower a bath with organic coconut oil is one of the more popular ways to do these stretching exercises.
While the stretching exercises will help reduce pain keep your vagina from tightening and allow sex to be less painful we highly recommend that reevaluating of one’s diet with this condition as it can dramatically quickly deal with many of the auto immune symptoms women may suffer from when dealing with vulvodynia.
Remember to go slowly.