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Sex is supposed to be fun and pleasurable, an activity enjoyed mutually between two people. But for many women,  vaginal pain during sex can make them lose interest in becoming intimate with their partner, or worse yet, dread having sex altogether.

Dyspareunia is the medical term for persistent or recurring painful sexual intercourse and it’s not a modern affliction either. The term is derived from an early Greek phrase meaning “difficulty mating,” and even dates back to ancient texts found in Egypt. Dyspareunia in its current form describes painful intercourse that’s rooted in a number of causes, both physiological and emotional.

The exact number of women who suffer from painful intercourse is difficult to pinpoint. Many women are too embarrassed to speak up and simply live with the condition without ever telling their doctor or seeking medical treatment. It’s estimated that up to 20% of women may suffer from some form of painful intercourse throughout their lifetime.

 

What is Painful Intercourse?

Painful intercourse can be described generally as discomfort in the pelvic region of the body. This includes mild, moderate or severe pain in the labial or vulvar areas as well as vaginal pain during sex. 

The types of pain women experience may vary, encompassing a broad number of sensations ranging from deep pain to sharp pain to burning, throbbing or ripping. Additionally, the discomfort may be localised to one distinct area, such as the vaginal opening, or be broader in nature. If left untreated, painful sexual intercourse can intensify and become harder to resolve over time.

 

What are the Causes of Vaginal Pain During Sex?

Painful intercourse is a complex issue with many causes. Some of them are grounded in structural and hormonal changes that happen to a woman’s body during menopause, childbirth or even from infection. In some cases painful intercourse can be due to psychological or emotional reasons stemming from trauma or abuse.

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort during intimate times then it’s very important to seek a proper medical diagnosis and treatment.A pelvic exam and testing can rule out anything serious such as an STI, cervical cancer, fibroids or cysts.

Once a diagnosis is made, your doctor can recommend a treatment plan to help you overcome your painful intercourse and restore your sexual health and wellness. 

Hormones Fluctuations and Menopause: Common Reasons for Painful Intercourse 

After ruling out any serious health conditions, many women discover that their vaginal pain during sex is hormone-related. In fact, the most common culprit is vaginal dryness that accompanies menopause or happens shortly after a pregnancy. As female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) start to decline, the vaginal walls become thinner and less able to produce natural lubrication during sexual arousal. The friction and irritation caused by lack of natural moistness can lead to pelvic pain, making sex extremely uncomfortable. 

Some additional symptoms of vaginal dryness that can cause painful intercourse include:

  • Light bleeding or spotting
  • Burning inside/outside the vagina or vulva
  • Recurring urinary tract infections
  • Increased need to urinate

 

TempSure™ Vitalia Restores Sexual Health and Enjoyment

If you’re experiencing hormone-related decrease in natural lubrication, the good news is you don’t have to suffer anymore. Now there’s a highly effective, non-surgical procedure that can alleviate painful intercourse and revive your sexual enjoyment. It’s called TempSure™ Vitalia vaginal rejuvenation.

TempSure™ Vitalia is an FDA-approved medical device that uses sophisticated tissue-coagulating radiofrequency (RF) technology to address women’s vaginal health and wellness. It works by precisely heating up vaginal tissue to encourage cellular repair, boost collagen production and the formation of healthy new skin cells from the inside-out. 

Over the course of 2-3 treatments, as the damaged skin cells are replaced with healthy ones, a woman’s natural lubrication is restored and the painful intercourse associated with vaginal dryness and hormone imbalance is gradually diminished. 

 

TempSure™ Vitalia Quick In-Office Procedure with Real Results

When it comes to vaginal rejuvenation, the less time spent at the doctor’s office the better. Many women are pleasantly surprised to discover that TempSure™ Vitalia is a quick and painless in-office procedure that takes no more than 30 minutes from start to finish and has zero downtime. 

Treatment involves inserting a small probe into the vaginal canal to deliver therapeutic RF heat to the vaginal walls and underlying tissues. For increased patient comfort, the TempSure™ Vitalia handpiece is ergonomically designed to fit smaller, sensitive areas such as the vagina and outer labia/vulva. 

Patients love the quick results. They can feel tissue-tightening immediately; however, improvements in vaginal dryness and painful intercourse continue for up to three months. That’s because it takes time for healthy skin cells and collagen fibers to completely regenerate.  

 

No More Painful Intercourse and Other Benefits

TempSure™ Vitalia is a simple and effective way to maintain intimate wellness without hormones, invasive procedures or lengthy recovery time. The best part – vaginal pain is only one of the many conditions it treats. Here are some of the other benefits:

  • Tightens the vaginal canal
  • Improves the appearance of external labia
  • Increases sex drive and natural lubrication 
  • Heighten sexual pleasure and ability to orgasm
  • Relieves vaginal dryness and heightens sensitivity
  • Improves a woman’s self-image and confidence
  • Reduces urinary incontinence due to age or pregnancy

TempSure™ Vitalia treats painful intercourse by restoring functionality to a woman’s vaginal area. Following a series of treatments, women can look forward to improved sexual health and best of all, a revived sexuality.

Our team of vaginal rejuvenation experts in Perth at Restoration Clinic are here to answer all your questions and guide your TempSure™ Vitalia treatment every step of the way. Please contact us at (08) 9025 3218.