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What could be the issue if I’m experiencing painful sex?
If you are experiencing painful sex there are definitely medical explanations, including endometriosis, fibroids, perimenopause (perimenopause being the reason that your vaginal tissue becomes a little bit more dry), bacterial vaginosis, or sexuallty transmitted infection. These can be treated and could be the reason you’re experiencing pain during sex. Another reason that is particularly common is something called vaginismus. These are spasms of the vaginal wall, almost like a muscle spasm, and it’s usually triggered after having an episode of vaginal pain.