3 Common Causes of Pain During Sex

3 Common Causes of Pain During Sex

Talking about sex for some can be embarrassing, but not talking about issues and not dealing with them properly is not the answer either. Just remember: as health care professionals we are used to talking about all kinds of concerns with the human body, and sex is just part of who we are. Pain during sex is definitely something we can, and should talk about.

Pain during or after sex (also known as “dyspareunia”) is usually something that affects women more than men, but of course will have a tremendous effect on the relationship no matter who needs some help. This is why seeking a pelvic floor physiotherapist is so important for women, as this is only one of the many concerns they can treat. And at Yellow Gazebo we have two pelvic floor physiotherapists so that we can help more women with such important concerns.

There are many reasons why you might experience pain during sex, but here are 3 common causes that a pelvic floor physiotherapist can help you overcome:

1. An Overly Tight Pelvic Floor. Probably the most common cause of painful sex, an overly tight pelvic floor can be worsened by doing certain exercises you might read about, which is why seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist is so important for a diagnosis. And our practitioners can not only diagnose you, they can also help you relieve the tension and teach you how to keep your pelvic floor in good health for the future.

2. Vaginal Dryness. Sometimes women will notice as they get a little older that their body doesn’t produce as much lubrication, but when they try store-bought lubricants those only help so much. This is often because of a combination of a tight pelvic floor and dryness, which is again a good reason to see a specialist such as a pelvic floor physiotherapist.

3. Depression, Stress and Anxiety. If seeing a pelvic floor physiotherapist and acting on their advice only takes you so far, you may want to consider the possibility that your pelvic floor tightness may be due to some emotional issues you need to work out. At Yellow Gazebo we have a team of online counsellors who can help you talk about your concerns, and perhaps give you some relief that may help improve the health of your pelvic floor, and consequently your sex life.

If you’d like some more information on how we can help with pain during sex, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at info@yellowgazeboclinic.com, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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