Painful Sensations In Women During Sex Is A Taboo Topic

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Painful sensations in women during sex is a taboo topic

According to experts, many women experience pain during sex. This problem should not be hushed up. Serious research, open media discussions, and affordable medical and psychological assistance are needed.

Painful sensations in women during sex is a taboo topic
Painful sensations in women during sex is a taboo topic

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There is a side to the sexual experience of women that affects many, but is practically not covered in feature films, television shows or educational programs - dyspareunia, or pain during sex.

It is very difficult to collect data on this topic, which is not a reason to ignore it. According to a UK study, about 7.5% of sexually active women suffer from dyspareunia. However, according to experts, the true numbers are much higher.

The causes of dyspareunia can be both physical and psychological, so the problem often cannot be identified on examination. Feelings of shame prevent many women from talking openly about their symptoms. They are so used to experiencing discomfort that they tend to doubt themselves and the severity of their own pain.

In addition, some men see their partner's pain as evidence that they are doing everything "right." Such confidence is especially characteristic of those who, during puberty, are too addicted to watching pornography.

There are a number of female sexual dysfunctions, one of the most famous being vaginismus (involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles). Women with vaginismus describe their sensations as "hitting a brick wall with body and mind." There are many reasons for its occurrence and development - from psychological (for example, fear of sex) to gynecological (in particular, endometriosis). However, due to the lack of open discussions in the media, many do not understand that the problem can be solved.

“Some sexual difficulties, such as vaginismus, can be completely resolved or corrected with the right help through psychosexual therapy. The biggest challenges are fear of exposure and the belief that some women need help, and access to funded psychosexual services,”said Clare Gribbin, gynecologist and psychosexual therapist.

Many women feel isolated without even being alone. In addition, painful sensations during sex negatively affect relationships. Some women choose not to enter into a relationship or end a relationship with their partner rather than discuss their problems.

Young women who experience pain during sex feel inferior because they are told from everywhere that they should enjoy the process.

“Everyone tells me that men who treat me badly because of my condition are not worth my time. But no one can understand this fear of being rejected because of something beyond your control: since you are not a normal woman, you are unable to provide a man with one thing, which, we believe, because we were raised that way, is all that he really wants to. If I cannot have sex, can anyone consider me a desirable partner?”, A 20-year-old woman who wished to remain anonymous shared her concerns.

“The media makes me feel like I should really enjoy sex and should always be in the mood for it. It worries me that I am suffering from this. There is nothing in the media that would make me feel that it is normal not to love sex so much,”admitted her contemporary, who also hid her name.

Experts note that serious research, open discussions in the media, and affordable medical and psychological assistance are needed to solve this problem.

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