#Men’sHealthThursday: 9 Reasons Sex May Be Painful For Men

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Having sex should be a pleasurable experience but when it becomes painful, it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

Pain as it were is not something that is usually associated with sex even though painful sex is more frequent with women than it is with men. Nonetheless, men that experience painful sex are at risk of serious health issues which can make penetrative sex painful.

Several reasons can be attributed to why men may suffer pain during sex. It could be you penetrated from an awkward angle or your partner is not well lubricated. If the pain occurs frequently despite the fact that you’ve found solution to the two things mentioned above, you may want to consider seeing a doctor.

Here are 9 Reasons why you may feel pain during sex.

Fungi Infection
If you have a fungi infection, you may have painful sexual experiences. It is usually referred to as yeast infection and is known to affect more women. It can occur as a result of poor hygiene, having sex with an infected person or taking certain antibiotics. A fungi infection can cause itchy and burning sensations around the glans penis area which can make sex undesirable. It’s best to get tested and have it treated as soon as possible to avoid sexual transmission.

A sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea requires prompt medical attention as it may cause intercourse to be very painful including the high risk of transmission. It is important that you avoid penetrative sex throughout the course of treatment to reduce the risk of transmission.

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Dermatitis occurs mostly as a result of allergic reaction to detergents and certain types of chemicals. Uncircumcised men tend to be affected more and it may cause swelling of the skin covering the penile area. This usually causes painful penetration.

This condition is usually accompanied with pain and an enlarged prostrate gland. The prostrate gland is located right below the bladder and people with prostatitis will usually feel a burning sensation during urination. This condition may cause pain during ejaculation which may have a huge impact on your sexual life.

Urinary Tract Infections
These infections are probably the most common sources of painful urination and pain during sex. They require prompt medical treatment to prevent sexual transmission and transmission to other parts of the body.

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Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin of the penis is too tight to extend over the tip of the penis making it difficult for it to be pulled back over the head of the penis. This can cause sexual intercourse to be painful and the best remedy is to get circumcised or pass through some other less desirable treatment options.

Although less common, priapism can cause severe pain. It is characterised by erection sustained for a long period of time even without any form of sexual intercourse. It is important you seek the help of a specialist if you suspect you have this condition.

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Penile Psoriasis
Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the fave and hands but may also affect the penis. It makes the skin covering the penis scaly and dry which may cause sex to be painful. It can usually be treated with creams and drugs that help to reduce the discomfort that may be associated with sexual intercourse.

Skin Wounds
Wounds may occur on your penis as a result of friction or tear during intense sexual activity which may cause pain during penetration. It’s best to avoid sexual intercourse when you have an open wounds on your penis until it’s healed and covered up. This is because you’re likely to feel severe pain if you do so. More so, it will take a longer time for the wound to heal including the fact that your partner may not be too comfortable with making out with you while you have an open wounds on your johnny.
Know that sex is something that is meant to be enjoyed. Experiencing pain that is not caused as a result of the pleasure you want is something you should find a solution to before it begins to affect much more than just that part of your life.



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