For some women, painful sex could result from feeling so much pressure to please a partner that she agrees to intercourse without becoming adequately aroused or relaxed. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
For some women, painful sex could result from feeling so much pressure to please a partner that she agrees to intercourse without becoming adequately aroused or relaxed. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
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Is sex painful? Why intercourse can hurt for women and what couples can do to make sure it’s fun for both

  • Pain during sex for women can result from a host of factors, from lack of lubrication to relationship issues
  • Introducing sex toys could help some couples, while being prepared to communicate in the bedroom is a valuable first step, experts say

For some women, painful sex could result from feeling so much pressure to please a partner that she agrees to intercourse without becoming adequately aroused or relaxed. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
For some women, painful sex could result from feeling so much pressure to please a partner that she agrees to intercourse without becoming adequately aroused or relaxed. Photo: Getty Images/EyeEm
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