If you experience painful intercourse, you may feel:

  • Pain only at sexual penetration (entry)
  • Pain with every penetration, even while putting in a tampon
  • New pain after previously pain-free intercourse
  • Deep pain during thrusting
  • Burning pain or aching pain
  • Throbbing pain, lasting hours after intercourse

When to see a doctor

If you experience recurrent pain during sex, talk to your doctor. Treating the problem can help your sex life, your emotional intimacy and your self-image.

Jan. 24, 2015

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