Pain During Sex

Endometriosis. During your period, the female body sheds the endometrium (uterine lining). In gURLs who have endometriosis, some of these menstrual fluids are retained in the body and abnormally implant in areas outside of the uterus. These implants get onto the bladder, bowel, ovaries, and other nearby organs, leading to the development of adhesions and scarring. This can cause symptoms that vary from painful periods (and really bad cramps), pain during sexual activity, pelvic pain, infertility to painful bowel movements, rectal pain and urinary pain or difficulty.

Right now, the only way of diagnosing it is through surgery. If you think you may have this disease, talk to a doctor and check out The Endometriosis Foundation of America.


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  • Nikki

    The second time I ever had sex (with the man who is now my husband, but was my boyfriend at the time), he slipped out, but not all the way out. For a while afterwards, we couldn’t even have sex at all, as the pain of him even attempting to put his penis inside me was just too much. I found that putting a pillow under my lower back and butt and using some lube until my body was used to sex solved the problem. Occasionally I do still have some pain during sex, but that’s mostly from my lack of physical abilities.