However, care must be taken as you should open up on your condition so as to avoid suffering in silence. Painful sex should be reviewed and often treated. The first thing is to make an arrangement to meet up with your doctor. It’s important to have a general knowledge about different type of pain, where it is situated in the body; when it occurs, all this may be very useful in diagnosing and treating the problem.
Causes of painful sex in men
Below are some of the most common causes of painful sex in men:
- Lack of lubrication: During sex, penetration requires lubrication, either vaginal or anal. The absence of penetration can result in soreness. Some women naturally produce enough vaginal lubrication for penetrative sex, while other women need additional lubrication and over and over again, due to lots of friction from thrusting, the vaginal fluid can dry out. There are many types of lubricants which are available for purchase in pharmacies, supermarkets and online. Vaginal dryness may be caused by insufficient alertness, by taking certain medicines, or by hormone changes. That is why lots of foreplay and clitoris stimulation can be very useful (and enjoyable!).
- Delayed ejaculation: Problems related to orgasm such as delayed or absent ejaculation can result in pains in the genital areas this occurs as a result of excessive penetration and friction. Be careful to use a lot of lubricants and try not to focus on orgasm as your main goal during sex. Your focus should be on the sensations you have when you and your partner are in touch with each other. Sex toys have also been found to be useful as they provide a high level of stimulation.
- Infection: There are some infections such as yeast infections, examples of which include a thrush, this is an infection that appears beneath the skin and some such as STI, e.g. Trichomoniasis and genital herpes, all of these have been found to contribute to painful sex. In the event that you are so worried about your sexual health, and you would like a solid and elaborate consultation, put on your wears and get in touch with your GP.
- Allergic reaction: There are some people who are allergic to some types of condoms such as latex condom or soaps, this can result in irritation around the genital area thereby making sex uncomfortable. Always take note of what could be the cause. Non-latex alternatives are available and it is advisable to use them with extra water-based lubricant.
- Pain in ejaculation: Chronic prostatitis (CP) is the swelling of the prostate gland and it is a condition that can lead to painful ejaculation, painful penetration, and delayed ejaculation.
After orgasm and ejaculation, it is common to have a hypertensive glands penis (the end of the penis). In the event that this is extremely embarrassing, it can result in other sexual difficulties, such as loss of desire. Talk to your doctor about how to desensitize the area.
- Sexual position: You may discover that your personal choice of sexual positions increases discomfort and pain, in this case, you can opt for other alternatives; maybe some will be more comfortable than others. Change your angles, movement, and your thrust speed. If you find out that your penetration is a source of discomfort, try “intracrural sex”, which involves rubbing your penis against your partner’s genitals by making use of lubricant, this leads to a pleasant friction without penetrating.
In the event that you are finding sex painful or annoying, do not lose hope. If the problem has psychological causes, it can be treated with the help of a qualified psychosexual-therapist. If something physical is the cause of the problem, you may find that your physician can help you or refer you to another expert who is in the best position to help you.
Sometimes men can feel pain during sex is because of their partner’s vagina is dry, it may cause by insufficient or inadequate foreplay. Not all the cases are same, so try to find out the problem and solve accordingly.