Dyspareunia (Painful Intercourse): You Mean Sex Doesn’t Have to Hurt?

May
04
2020

May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month and we are here to foster education, awareness, and hope to improve pain and restore your quality of life!

So you might be thinking to yourself, I was diagnosed with Dyspareunia; what are my options, is this ever going to go away? The answer is YES! One of the great options available to you is pelvic floor physical therapy. Dyspareunia is one of the more common problems that come out of underlying pelvic floor concerns. Dyspareunia is a way to describe recurring pain within the pelvis or in the genital region during sexual intercourse. This pain can occur before, during, or after sexual intercourse and is more common in women than men. Yes men, you can be affected as well and we want to help you. Pain can also occur at initial penetration, throughout the act, or after sexual climax. This is important information to tell your pelvic floor physical therapist as it can indicate which muscles within the pelvic floor are affected. The more forthcoming you are with your pelvic floor physical therapist the easier it is for them to help you on your healing journey. Pelvic floor physical therapists have a variety of techniques to restore pelvic floor muscle health as well as the surrounding muscles of the pelvis. Several techniques are aimed at restoring muscle imbalances and the prevention of compensatory muscular sequencing. Physical therapy is a resource that is available to all who experience consistently painful intercourse—allowing you to enjoy the intimacy with your partner that you once used to truly enjoy.

Pelvic pain in any capacity is not normal, and it can affect individuals of all ages. Pain with tampon insertion or inability to complete insertion due to pain, OBGYN exams, or intercourse does not need to be your normal we want to help you. The most important take away is that there are a variety of treatments available. Do not live a life with intimate pain; you don’t have to and we don’t want you to. Our compassionate, sensitive and discreet staff are here to bring you professional and knowledgeable treatment and courses of action to help you live life to the fullest. We have several clinicians who specialize in pelvic pain and dyspareunia who are here to help.


MORGAN MYMONPT, DPT

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