Painful sex or dyspareunia can happen at any age.
Natural Dyspareunia Treatment
Vaginal dryness occurs in women of any age but is particularly common during peri/menopause. However, whether the underlying cause is menopausal dryness, an infection or other issues, itchy and uncomfortable dryness will almost certainly cause painful friction during sex. What’s more, if you are faced with the prospect of painful intercourse, or dyspareunia, it’s inevitable your libido will be affected, further contributing to the problem.
So what is a natural dyspareunia treatment? When it comes to painful sex, solutions should be offered from more than one angle.
- Use a water-based lubricant to make penetration pleasurable rather than abrasive and painful.
- Set aside ample time for foreplay to allow you to become fully aroused.
- Change positions, e.g. to you being on top, which allows you to regulate penetration and tempo.
- Openly communicate with your partner about what feels good and what doesn’t.
- Don’t make penetration the main focus of love-making.
- If you suffer from ongoing dyspareunia, treatment might include seeing a counsellor because you might have a negative emotional response to sexual stimulation simply due to the prospect of painful sex.
What’s the best lube for painful intercourse?
Comparing products on the market, the best lube for painful intercourse has to be one which is as pure as possible, doesn’t contain any irritants and, of course, offers lots of slipperiness. Taking these points into consideration, nothing really compares to YES. Certified organic, YES WB Water-Based Lube can be applied to both you and your partner, and you also have the option of using their handy pre-filled applicators, which allows you to deliver the lubricant deeper inside the body.
You could also try using YES OB Plant-Oil Based Lube (NOT condom compatible). While it won’t rehydrate tissues, it has skin-conditioning properties and lasts longer than WB.
That said, if you DON’T rely on condoms, the best lube for painful intercourse is actually a combo lubricant: YES WB applied on top of YES OB. This gives you robust oil-based lubrication alongside extra slip from WB. When used on top of the oil-based lube, YES WB is not as quickly absorbed and you therefore don’t have to reapply regularly.