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Sexual Pain Disorders: Dyspareunia
Dyspareunia - Recurrent or persistent genital pain, associated with
sexual intercourse in either a male or a female). In women, it is
generally defined as genital pain occurring with penetration or during or
after intercourse but not exclusively vaginismus (a common type of
insertional dyspareunia caused by intense involuntary contraction of the
perineal muscles surrounding the outer one third of the vagina).
- Is the medical term for pain during intercourse. You may hear your
doctor use this word or see it in other written material.Pain during
intercourse can be caused by a wide variety of reasons. Examples include
an allergic reaction to a personal hygiene product or hormonal changes
related to aging.
Female Sexual Dysfunction- Evaluation and Treatment - Vaginismus, the
involuntary contraction of the muscles of the outer one third of the
vagina, is often related to sexual phobias or past abuse or trauma.
MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Sexual intercourse - painful -
Alternative names, Painful sexual intercourse; Dyspareunia refers to pain
in the pelvic area during or after sexual intercourse. This can occur in
both men and women.
Painful Sexual Relations - Discussion about the problem of
painful intercourse (dyspareunia) in women. With causes and treatments
Vaginismus - Vaginal tightness, or difficulty or inability to allow
penetration for intercourse is the primary symptom of Vaginismus.
Normally, the vaginal sphincter keeps the vagina closed until (sexual
stimulation) the need to expand and relax. PsychNet.UK.
Vaginismus - Vaginismus throughout this document is commonly referred
to as Vag. Vaginismus is a disorder of the pelvic floor muscles.
Women's Therapy Center - Vaginismus -
is present when the muscles that surround the vagina tighten in a strong,
involuntary way that restricts the entrance of the vaginal canal, making
it feel like a "wall that blocks the way in". This powerful contraction is
a component of the body's stress response mechanism, a basic reaction that
protects against any unwanted approach.
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