Dyspareunia is pain that occurs primarily during sexual intercourse. It is not a disease but rather a symptom of an underlying physical or psychological disorder. The pain, which can be mild or severe, may occur in the genitals, the pelvic region or the lower back. Common causes of the condition in women can include: infections, endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and interstitial cystitis. The list above is by no means exhaustive because painful sex has so many potential causes, both ones we know about and others we don’t. 75% of women will have painful penetration in their lifetime. Many women don’t tell their partners and internalize blame, countless doctors are powerless to help — and most partners want to help… but don’t know how.
When sex hurts, the brain remembers and can start to associate sex with pain — making it a scary experience. Treatment for dyspareunia is aimed at identifying and properly treating the underlying cause. Today, there are a number of growing treatment options for painful sex — sex therapy, pelvic-floor physical therapy, vaginal dilation, and OhNut (just recently introduced in May 2018). OhNut allows you to control the comfort ability of penetration depth. “Life’s too short to deal with painful sex, you deserve pleasure too!” Click here to find out more.
Emily Sauer, founder of OhNut, has a mission to help women build sexual-esteem around deep pelvic pain. OhNut, is scheduled to be featured at the Endometriosis Summit, to be held on March, 3, 2019 in Hobokon, NJ.