Few things ruin intimacy like pain. You may find that couple-time is not so fun when you’re anxious because of the pain you’re experiencing (or expecting). And this can have implications far beyond the bedroom, affecting your confidence, health & relationships. Thankfully, there are proven ways to eliminate pain so you can bring the intimacy back to your relationship.
Here are 3 scientifically-backed methods for tackling pain:
1. Hormone Replacement Therapy
Going through menopause, the body stops producing estrogen, resulting in vaginal dryness & pain during intimacy. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a medication that contains estrogen. It reduces the symptoms of menopause and provides relief from pain. While many see improvement, there are potentially side effects, such as breast pain, rapid weight gain, vaginal bleeding and increased risk of endometrial cancer, so be sure to discuss with your doctor before starting HRT.
2. Vaginal Moisturizers
When intercourse hurts, vaginal moisturizers can help hydrate & renew the vaginal tissue. These contain a low dose of estrogen, which helps renew your body’s natural moisture and reduce friction during intercourse. They are easy to use by inserting directly into the vagina and most users report an increase in vaginal moisture and a decrease in painful intimacy. However, they do require continual use, preparation and proactive planning to see benefits.
3. Vibratory Stimulation
Vibratory stimulation has been clinically proven to reduce pain during intimacy. Precise frequency vibrations delivered to the painful areas of the vagina & vulva can provide immediate pain relief & increased arousal. One vibratory device that is doctor-recommended to treat painful sex and dryness is the FDA vibrator, Crescendo 2. It was shown to improve genito-pain & penetration pain by over 5 times in a medical study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
This device can be bent into different shapes to deliver medical frequency vibrations precisely where pain is located. This releases tender points on the labia, vulva, and vagina, promotes blood flow, lubrication production, pain relief and increases arousal. Unlike medications, there are no side effects, and being a one-time purchase makes it accessible so you can always have pain-free intercourse.
Painful sex can be a huge issue for your intimacy and impact your relationship. Reclaim your intimacy with your partner and invest in doctor-recommended devices and medicines that are proven to reduce pain and improve arousal.