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Reasons for painful intercourse

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I finished with my period this past Friday. My boyfriend and I, of course, couldn't wait to get our hands on each other. When I knew I was done we waited about 5 hours before making love. That night was fine and the next afternoon I felt fine as well. That evening, however, it really hurt badly to have his penis inside of me. It feels almost like my inner vaginal walls maybe inflamed? Also I have painful abdominal cramps. I had those all day yesterday and today and the four additional times we've tried to have sex have been painful internally for me. I'm also not able to experience as intense of an orgasm as I always did before nor am I able to enjoy sex for the length of time that I used to. What could be wrong?


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replied January 21st, 2009
Womens Conditions Answer A5438


There are many reasons for painful intercourse. Inadequate lubrication is one of the most frequent reasons. You might want to use various lubrication products. Oil based ones are not recommended because they can damage the condom. Also a bacterial vaginal inflammation might have occurred. You might want to visit your gynecologist for a vaginal swab with an antibiogram. The problem with the orgasm might indicate a kind of stress that causes your vaginal muscles to contract involuntarily and make the intercourse painful.


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