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Dyspareunia is defined as genital pain that occurs before, during or after intercourse. This is a common sexual problem. Dyspareunia can occur in women and men. Some sources estimate dyspareunia occurs in two-thirds of all women. The medical literature does not quantify the number of men with this condition. Vaginal infections or infections of the prostate are the most common successfully-treated causes of dyspareunia.

Dyspareunia – Painful Sex in Women & Men 

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Sex problems, dyspareunia, impotence, prostatitis, or sexually transmitted disease can cause relationship problems.

What is Dyspareunia?

Dyspareunia can be defined as difficult mating.  It is  not a well understood condition.  This problem  can be lifelong or acquired.   Dyspareunia usually occurs ten years after the start of sexual activity unless it has always been present.  Causes can be an infection, a skin problem, trauma, dryness, male factors, such as prostatitis as well as other physical and psychological factors.

“I hold it true, whate’er befall;

I feel it when I sorrow most;

Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Dyspareunia (difficult mating) is defined as genital pain that occurs before, during, or after intercourse.  The repeated experience of pain during intercourse can cause marked distress, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties, leading to anticipation of a negative sexual experience and eventually to sexual avoidance.” 

American Psychiatric Association, 4th ed. 1994
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