Sexual Pain

Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse, medically referred to as Dyspareunia, is a rather common complaint among women at some point in their lives. The causes of Dyspareunia can be very complex and sometimes difficult to treat, especially when a proper diagnosis has not been made. In these cases, we would refer you to a specialist for an accurate medical diagnosis if one has not already been identified. Depending on the reasons the pain developed, treatments might include some combination of individual and couple therapy, relaxation techniques, using dilators, increasing desire and arousal, decreasing anxiety during sex using mindfulness, switching to a high-quality lubricant, and physical therapy, to name a few. The relationship between comfortable sex and pelvic floor health continues to be researched. Beth incorporates the latest research regarding pelvic floor health into her treatment approach.

Beth is committed to working in conjunction with you, your partner, and other specialists to implement the best plan of care. One goal is to reduce and ideally eliminate the pain. Another goal is typically to increase playfulness, romance and eroticism in the relationship, because these things often have eroded when pain is present.