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What causes vaginal discomfort during sex?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Painful sex
The most common cause of discomfort during sex is dryness, lack of natural lubrication due to factors like tension/stress, insufficient foreplay, or vaginal infection.
Dryness can be treated with a lubricant like KY jelly, etc. Certain infections can cause this too--vaginal infections, cervical infections (an std), or pelvic inflammatory disease (pid, also an std), and cysts of vagina or ovary.

In brief: Painful sex
The most common cause of discomfort during sex is dryness, lack of natural lubrication due to factors like tension/stress, insufficient foreplay, or vaginal infection.
Dryness can be treated with a lubricant like KY jelly, etc. Certain infections can cause this too--vaginal infections, cervical infections (an std), or pelvic inflammatory disease (pid, also an std), and cysts of vagina or ovary.
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