Sex has always been a game that involves pleasure with pain. But what would men do if sex was just painful for them? It could be a sign that you have serious medical issues and need urgent assistance!
When you think of sex, I’m sure the last thing you’ll ever be thinking about is pain *unless you’re into BDSM*. In any case, sex should always be a highly pleasurable experience for all parties involved. Pain isn’t often a characteristic associated with sex, for but obvious reasons! However, painful sex being more frequent for women, men are still at risk of serious health concerns that could make sex less than enjoyable and more painful for them.
There is a range of reasons men might suffer from mild to severe pain during performing sex.
It may sometimes just be a matter of a wrong entry angle or a lack of lube, which is normal. But if it’s a frequent occurrence despite your best efforts to find the best angle or procure a handful of lube, it may be time to seek professional help immediately!
Why does sex hurt for men?
Here are some common reasons associated with painful sex for men, and if you suspect you might have any of the following, it’s time to see the doc.
A condition diagnosed by pain and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is located underneath the bladder, is known to cause burning uncomfortable sensations during urination. The condition can wreck your sex life because it also comes with pain during ejaculation, which could make you want to avoid sex altogether and run in the opposite direction.
#2 Yeast infection
Yeast infections are not just something that affects only women, and they are one of the most common reasons for a less than a wonderful world full of sex. These infections are usually caused by having sex with a partner who already has a yeast infection, ingesting some types of medications, or as a result of poor hygiene resulting in intense pain.
Yeast infections can cause a very uncomfortable burning and itching sensation at the head of the penis. And this could really make you want to skip sex altogether. Since a yeast infection is contagious, it’s always the best idea to refrain from sex.
And also finish the prescribed round of antibiotics before jumping back into getting down and dirty!
This condition more commonly affects uncircumcised men. And is caused by sensitivity to allergens in detergents, soaps, and other common chemicals when in direct contact. It usually causes swelling to the penile skin, which makes penetration a hurtful experience. It’s not usually too difficult to diagnose and treat. But it’s important to get it checked out in order to have your best treatment options.
#4 Urinary tract infection
A UTI is commonly a cause of burning sensations. Right from during urination, and it is also associated with painful sex for men. These are serious infections that require medical treatment asap to prevent the infection from spreading elsewhere in the body. A UTI can become increasingly detrimental to your health if left untreated for a long time.
#5 Phimosis and paraphimosis
Both of these conditions are characterized by problems with the foreskin of the penis being unusually tight. And unable to extend over the tip of the penis making the peeling highly painful. It is also when the foreskin can’t be pulled back over the head of the penis and that’s what is being done. Circumcision is the most common remedy for this. But there are also other treatment options available if you want to remain uncut and have sex without pain.
This common skin problem can affect more than just the skin on your face or hands as it could spread. Psoriasis can also affect a man’s penis and can cause dry, scaly spots of redness which would hurt. Despite making sex painful and uncomfortable, this condition can be treated with over-the-counter medications to help lessen the discomfort and just heal.
#7 Herpes or gonorrhea
Untreated STDs are another reason for incredibly painful sex for men. Not only are genital herpes sores highly contagious and painful, but they are also a serious infection that needs to be checked.
Sex should be avoided until the full course of treatment is complete and the man is clean of STDs. Otherwise, you could spread the disease or cause your condition to worsen cause complications. If these symptoms are ignored or left unchecked for too long, they could become potentially highly fatal.
Making your stay in the hospital longer than expected.
#8 Superficial wounds
Damage to a man’s penis due to friction, swelling, or tearing during sex, etc could cause severe pain. Even during penetration and that’s undesirable. It is always a rule of thumb to avoid having sex until the wound has completely healed in order to be safe. Problems, where scar tissue is still present from a previous infection or trauma to the penis, could also contribute to pain during sex for men.
Continuing to have sex with unhealed wounds will only make the problem worse. And delay the process of you getting back in the game. On top of that, your partner, maybe grossed out by the fact that you have open wounds. Right on your package and trying to please her with it.
#9 Post-sex sensitivity
Some men’s penises can become hypersensitive after they ejaculate and reach orgasm which is normal. However, this could make sex after round one very uncomfortable and even painful without taking a necessary break for men. However, if your penis is still too sensitive long after the refractory period, then you may want to consult a doctor.
Maybe think about possible ways to lessen the sensitivity and how to deal with it.
If you experience any kind of pain during intercourse, you should be checked out by a medical practitioner as soon as possible. Since you could have a serious infection that could be life-threatening. Do not continue to attempt having intercourse until you have received treatment and have fully recovered.
It’s also your responsibility to refrain from having sex. Men order to avoid spreading whatever infection you may be plagued with under any circumstances.
Sex is meant to be pure pleasure, so if you experience any of the above causes of painful sex, you’ll want to address the problem. Preferably, before it affects more than just your sex life.
Go ahead and get down to business!