Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
Sometimes our emotions get expressed as physical sensations. For example, stress can cause some people to get tension headaches. In a similar way, stress and tension, especially if they are related to issues with a sexual partner, can cause painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia). This can also happen for women who have experienced sexual trauma in the past.
Have you had a traumatic sexual experience or significant stress that makes you very tense during sexual intercourse?