Cancer and Sexuality
Fertility and Cancer Treatments
Female Sexuality and Cancer
Overview of Female Anatomy
Vaginal Discomfort and Dryness
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Male Sexuality and Cancer
Overview of Male Anatomy
Overview of Erection Problems
Oral Medicine for Erections
Vacuum Erection Devices
External Penile Prosthesis
What Options Are You Ready To Try?
Body Image and Sexuality: Cancer
Sexual Relationships and Cancer
Talking to Your Partner About Sex
Low Sexual Desire
Sexual Response and Having Better Sexual Experiences
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Tight muscles around the opening of the vagina are a common cause of pain during sex. Sometimes vaginal dryness during menopause can make intercourse painful. If a woman starts expecting pain with intercourse, the muscles in the body might tighten, including the ones at the opening of the vagina. This is called vaginismus and women don’t have a lot of control over it. It often starts because of reacting to pain when having sex again after being abstinent or having a medical problem that caused pain during intercourse. Sometimes, even after the body has healed from treatment, the muscle spasms stay.
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