Sexual pain is pain that is experienced in and around the vagina or pelvis during intercourse.
Sexual pain can be experienced at the vaginal entrance or can be a pain that occurs with deeper penetration.
Common Causes of Sexual Pain?
Overactive pelvic floor muscles
Vulvodynia or Vaginismus
Hormonal changes including menopause or breastfeeding
Vulval skin disorders
Medications that reduce sexual desire
Pelvic Floor Muscles and Sexual Pain
Overactive pelvic floor muscles occur when the pelvic floor muscles are constantly contracted, and they do not relax between each contraction.
When the pelvic floor muscles fail to relax, they can create muscle spasms and tension, and they can therefore become painful just like any other muscle in our body.