A 18-year-old female asked:
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i had bacterial vaginitis and i don't really have pleasing sensations and it hurts for sex. can someone tell me why or what could be wrong? :(

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a gynecologist: You need to be examined to have this explained appropriately. Painful intercourse may be due to irritation of the vaginal lining, the cervix, the position of the uterus and occasionally the position taken while having sex, so that the penis is hitting a sensitive area. Your lack of sensitivity may be related in part to fear of pain, but other things may be going on. See a gyn and/or sex therapist.
Answered on Dec 16, 2013
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Depends: Have you been tested to see that infection has cleared up? Vaginal infections can cause tissue dryness, and irritation. In addition the muscles in the pelvis can spasm to splint against an irritant. This spasm can add to pain with intercourse. See a gyn or urogynecologist for further assessment
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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