Sex is supposed to feel good and pleasurable but this cannot be said for many women.
This is because experiencing pain during sex is real and common for most women. The pain can be extreme the point of preventing some women from physically having sex.
If this is the case for you, then you may be suffering from vaginismus.
When a woman has vaginismus , her vagina's muscles squeeze or spasm when something is entering her, like a tampon or a penis. (WedMD)
Women have describes the feeling as a man hitting a wall during penetration.
There is no known cause of vaginismus but it is tied to the anxiety and fear of sex.
It can cause emotional distress with women often feeling there is something terribly wrong with them.
This can also cause discomfort in marriages as husbands cannot comfortable and confidently have intercourse with their partners.
But this can be fixed. The first step is identifying that you have it and not being ashamed to get help.
If you are experiencing pain during sex, see a gynecologist to rule out other causes. If you are diagnosed with vaginismus don’t worry it can be fixed.
You could start your journey to finding a cure by doing some exercises.
Kegels can help strengthen the vaginal areas. Kegel is squeezing the same muscles you use to stop the flow of urine. Hold it for a few seconds and release. Do this for some time.
WedMD recommends that after sometime you insert a lubricated finger into your vagina while doing Kegels.
If your vaginismus is solely tied to the fear of sex therapy can help a great deal.