10 ways to deal with painful sex

March 28, 2015 11:00 AM

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10 ways to deal with painful sex

You're in the mood and your partner is ready, so you make a beeline to the bed with plans to rock the sheets. But then you feel it—a dull ache, an itchy rash, or a searing out-of-no where jab. When you've always enjoyed sex and suddenly it hurts, it can be confusing and worrisome.

"Pain during sex is one of the most common things patients ask about, but most of the time, it's caused by something temporary that can be treated," said Dr. Alyssa Dweck, an OB/GYN in Westchester, New York and coauthor of “V Is for Vagina.”

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