Painful Sex

Painful Sex

I know a lot of us have pain before, during and after intercourse. My husband and I want to try to start a family the "traditional" way first, but how do you make yourself available, without "faking" interest/enjoyment? Matt feels like he's being a monster when he's in the mood and I'm in pain, but as far as I know, we both still need to be involved if trying for a babe, and I refuse to give up that intimacy with him.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I'm 100% there with you - I keep saying, I'd love to enjoy sex just once before we start trying for children, if they are even possible. Last time we tried, a few days ago, I cried. I was so embarrassed. My husband handled it so well, though. We've tried lubricants, different types of foreplay, nothing makes it easier. My doctors just say painful sex is normal and brush it off.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Honestly my hubby and I haven't had intercourse in 4 days I love having intercourse with my boo but pain comes on sudden, sharp my walls hurt On our good days I usually try very hard to relax that's my method. So just look at your hubby relax and let go!!!!HOPE THIS HELPS

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I know this post is very old but I couldn't help but chime in ! I had problems with something as small as a tampon and with a pelvic exam. I always said they've invented sedation denstistry but can''t invent sedation gynecology? I have went twice now and when I was going for the treatment and following through it made a difference. Less pain with sex and less pain with treatments like pelvic exams. I also had read an article somewhere about someone who specialized in massage either for pelvic floor dysfunction or endometrisos ! Maybe I can find it later.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

@A MyEndometriosisTeam Member ask about IUI (insemination) it is much less expensive than IVF. We did this and it worked

{well I had an ectopic pregnancy because the endo had squashed everything (I found out about the endo after the pregnancy tanked)}

My husband won't even broach the subject of IVF or any kind of conception until I am back on my feet (so I stew about it constantly!)

Get the answers you going forward. Fingers crossed for you!

posted about 4 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

@A MyEndometriosisTeam Member thank you! We actually tried that recently and it worked quite well for both of us-however my pain has been consistently ratcheting up and I had to get an rx for Tramadol Friday-not for a long time-just until I go in to see my gyn this coming Thursday to discuss what in the name of all that is holy is going on! I've been researching some "less traditional" ways to conceive and depending on where my pain levels are, I'll talk with the husband about them as possibilities (we can't afford formal IVF)

posted about 4 years ago
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