Pain during sexual intercourse isn’t a problem limited to women, as many men have pain during sex as well. Experiencing this problem may not only affect sexual performance but sexual pleasure also.
But you shouldn’t suffer in silence. Pain during sex for men needs investigating and is often treatable, so first of all, go and see your Best Sexologist in India. Understanding the type of pain, where in the body it is located and when it occurs can be very helpful in diagnosing and treating the issue.
Penetration requires lubrication, whether it’s vaginal or anal. Without it, both of you can become sore. Some women naturally produce enough vaginal lubrication for penetrative sex, some women need extra lubrication and often, with a lot of friction from thrusting, the vagina dries out.
Vaginal dryness can be caused by not being aroused enough, taking certain medications, or experiencing hormone changes, so lots of foreplay and clitoral stimulation might be really helpful and enjoyable.
Delayed Ejaculation occurs when it takes more than 30 minutes to ejaculate from sex or masturbation. Not being able to ejaculate can cause swelling, soreness, and tenderness in your penis and scrotum. These symptoms may last a few hours after sex or until the blood fully drains from your penis.
Men sometimes have pain during sex if their foreskin is too tight. When the penis enters the vagina, mouth or anus, the foreskin gets pushed back over the head of the penis. Just like during masturbation. If the foreskin is too tight, it is stretched during sex, possibly leading to small tears. This can hurt so much it’s difficult to keep your penis erect.
The frenulum is a band of skin on the underside of the penis that tethers the glans (the head of the penis) to the foreskin. This length of tissue may be totally or partially removed in men who are circumcised. A short or tight frenulum, known as frenulum breve, can make it difficult for a man to retract his foreskin. When he has an erection, that taut piece of tissue can tilt the head of the penis downward, resulting in painful erections and pain with intercourse.
Swelling of the head of the penis, called balanitis, is often due to an infection, allergy, or some other skin irritation. It can affect any man, but it’s more common in those who are uncircumcised and men with uncontrolled diabetes. Although viral and bacterial infections are possible causes, balanitis is usually due to a fungal infection.
It’s possible to have an allergic reaction to the materials or chemicals in condoms, lubricants, sex toys, and other products.
Other symptoms may include:
• redness or rash
• scaly, thickened skin
• fluid-filled blisters
• dry or cracked skin
Pain can arise because of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as herpes or untreated gonorrhea, which can cause burning and itching, as well as sores, bumps, or blisters on the penis or anus.
This is a condition where a non-sexual and often painful and sustained erection occurs.
The penis can become very sensitive after orgasm and ejaculation, which can make continued intercourse painful. This may mean you need to limit how many times you have intercourse with your partner on a given day. Even without intercourse, you can explore other ways to pleasure your partner or be intimate with your mate.
Chronic Prostatis (PC) is a swelling of the prostate gland and is a condition that can cause painful ejaculation, painful penetration and delayed ejaculation. Following orgasm and ejaculation, it is common to have a hypersensitive glans penis (the end of the penis). If this is hugely uncomfortable it can lead to other sexual difficulties, such as loss of desire.
Peyronie’s disease is where scar tissue forms inside the penis causing it to bend when erect, which can be painful. Most men have a slight curve in their penis when erect, but some men have a more pronounced bend in the penis, which may not cause problems. A slight bend in the penis that does not cause any problems is normal and nothing to worry about.
Phimosis is where the foreskin is too tight. This might only be apparent with an erection and can cause pain during penetrative intercourse. Condoms and lube may alleviate the discomfort. Tears in the foreskin that might not be noticeable can also cause sex to be painful.
You might find that your choice of sexual positions are increasing discomfort and pain, so play around with some alternatives; perhaps some will be more comfortable that others. Vary your angles, movements and thrust speeds. If penetration is a source of discomfort, try ‘intracrural sex’, which is where you rub your penis against your partner’s genitals using lubricant, creating a pleasurable friction without penetration.
If a man is getting more action than usual (such as in a new relationship) or finagling some funky new positions to keep things interesting, he may find that his penis aches after sex. More often than not, it’s nothing to worry about. People don’t realize how much the penis gets bent during intercourse one way or another, “If it happens for only a few hours after sexual activity, it’s completely normal.”
If you are finding sex painful or uncomfortable, don’t give up hope. If the issue has psychological or physical causes, it may be treated with help from a healthcare provider.