If you search for "painful orgasms" around the internet, you pull up a lot of results that are mostly testimonials from women who experience them, and a couple of news articles asserting that they're real. But if you're looking for hard, medical data on painful orgasms — or the condition called dysorgasmia — you'll run into the same wall a lot of the people who treat them run into: There's really not much out there. Even the ACOG's information is limited to painful sex more broadlywithout specifics regarding painful orgasms.
Women sometimes find that their orgasms have suddenly become painful, even though they enjoy having sex. Research suggests that this kind of pain is commoner than was previously thought. Characteristically, what happens is that the woman climaxes, and she almost immediately feels a severe cramp-like pain in the lower part of her abdomen.
Did you really think cramps would end when you stopped having your period for nine months? Welcome to pregnancy and all the little aches and pains — and yes, cramps in your legs, back and abdominal area — that come with it. Including after sex.
The pain is actually very familiar to most women. Cramping during early pregnancy feels a lot like normal period cramps. The pain is usually located in the lower abdomen and often lasts for only a few minutes.
In many cases, stomach pain after sex results from gas or deep penetration. Although neither of these conditions are life-threatening, the pain they cause can certainly put a damper on things. Dyspareunia — pain during or after penetrative sex — is common.
People think that everybody else is having 'normal sex' — whatever that means — and not having problems. Skip navigation! Story from Sex.
The topic of pain during or after intercourse isn't frequently discussed, despite the fact that it's not uncommon. A British survey that found that roughly 1 in 10 women experiences pain during sex. In particular, many women experience cramping or abdominal pain during or after sex, and so Allure spoke with doctors to about what causes it — and what to do about it.
Let's talk orgasms: They're supposed to feel good, right? Or, you know, meh What I'm getting at: They're most definitely not supposed to hurt.