When Sex is Painful

A woman’s hands, with painted green fingernails, surround several small flowers representing her vulva.

A concise and helpful outline of the various types of vulvovaginal pain and their treatments. Not holistic or feminist, but factually accurate.

“Pain during sex may be a sign of a gynecologic problem, such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis. Pain during sex also may be caused by problems with sexual response, such as a lack of desire (the feeling of wanting to have sex) or a lack of arousal (the physical and emotional changes that occur in the body as a result of sexual stimulation).”