Things that cause painful sex in men
Thrush causes red skin around the head of the penis, swelling, irritation, itchiness and soreness of the head of the penis which makes penetration terribly painful...
Like women, men too suffer dyspareunia - pain during or after sex.
It can happen during or after sex.
While women feel it in the vagina and/or the inner pelvic region, men feel it in the entire penis region – radix, corpus, epithelium and the underside of the penis, called the frenum, or frenulum.
Painful sex has made some people avoid having sex entirely.
Unfortunately, many men also choose to ignore it instead of seeking medical attention immediately and resolving the issue.
Here are the things that can cause painful sex in men:
Infections are a major cause of painful sex in men. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) such as herpes, chlamydia, etc. can make sex/penetration painful. For example, thrush causes red skin around the head of the penis, swelling, irritation, itchiness and soreness of the head of the penis which makes penetration terribly painful
If the foreskin on a man’s penis is too tight, penetration can be painful because the foreskin is pushed back as it enters the vagina (or gets erect), causing sharp pain.
An extremely curved penis can lead to painful sex. It is called Peyronie's disease, a condition where an anomalous scar tissue grows in the soft tissue of the penis.
Delayed ejaculation problems can cause testicle pain and swelling. Usually, this is caused by getting sexually aroused but not ejaculating.
Untreated penile fracture, which can occur if the erect penis is bent excessively, may later cause painful sex.
Priapism, a painful and potentially harmful medical condition in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state, can also cause painful sex. The man gets erect but fails to return to the flaccid state. It is extremely painful
Small tears in the foreskin can cause soreness and a sharp, stinging pain around the tear during sex, especially when condom is not used and the vaginal fluids touch it
Inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis) can also cause painful sex
If you find yourself experiencing pain during sex, it is best you immediately reach out to your doctor.
Something worse may develop if you do otherwise…