Penetrative sex can be uncomfortable, but sometimes it really hurts The medical term for this is dyspareunia , which refers to recurring or persistent pain before, during, or after sex, according to the Mayo Clinic. The pain might only occur upon entry, penetration with anything like a tampon , deep thrusting, or a combination of those — and the level of pain can range from mild to severe. Pain is a complex and multifaceted issue, so there isn't always one single explanation or treatment. And it can be very frustrating when something that's supposed to be pleasurable causes pain and discomfort instead.
Bend your knees and place your feet wide apart. Different styles of speculums work slightly differently, but all have two bills and a handle. Use the lever to open the bills until the lock clicks. Be sure to figure out how to release the lock before you insert it.
Photo by Flickr user David DeHetre. In , Allison Henry sent shudders down many spines with a story she published on the now-defunct website MomLogic. About ten weeks into Henry's second pregnancy, she suddenly felt like "someone had rammed a pitchfork up [her] butt. After giving birth to a son, who was fine but premature, one day she noticed while using the bathroom that "there wasn't really a hole there—it felt kind of flat.
Like any hostess worth her salt, your vagina is usually happy to accommodate visitors But sometimes things get lodged inside the vaginal canal and are so hard to retrieve, it seems like you'll need the gynecological version of the jaws of life to make things right. It's like your vagina's taunting you, saying, "You want this thing out?