3 in 4 women will experience painful sex. What’s with the impulse to just ‘grin and bear it’?
Rather than just "needing to relax", the issue could lay in serious, underlying medical conditions. "Women are not typically told that their orgasm matters, that their pleasure matters." Due to not well-known conditions like vaginismus and vulvodynia, three out of four women are likely to experience painful sex. But why aren't treatments more common? Caroline Kitchener, writing in The Lily, investigates.
From The Lily