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4 Main Causes Of Pain During Intercourse In Men and What To Do About It

Intimacy is meant to be pleasurable but this isn't the case for everyone. When pain is experienced in the genital area before during, or after the act is called Dyspareunia. Painful Intimacy can be experienced in both men and women although it is more common in women. 

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Urinary tract infections

While it is thought that urinary tract infections are common in women even men can suffer from it. Men suffering from UTIs often complain about pain or burning sensation during urination. Also, the penis emits a foul smell and it pains during ejaculation. Yeast infections could lead to itching or burning sensations around the tip of the penis.

Measures ;

If you are suffering from any form of UTI make sure that you use a condom during intercourse. Ensure that you wash your penis thoroughly, before and after the act, especially beneath the foreskin. Drink plenty of water to flush out the bacteria from your system.Reasons Men Have Pain During Sexual IntercourseTight foreskin: This condition is called phimosis where the foreskin of the penis is too tight to retract over the head of the penis completely. 

Prostatitis: This is a condition identified with inflammation of the prostate gland that results in swelling, pain, or burning sensation during urination. The gland that is situated just behind the bladder also gives rise to pain during sex, usually while ejaculating.

Measures; Inflamed prostate gland is usually treated with some antibiotics and other medications as prescribed by the urologist

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Allergies: Some men might be sensitive down there. In such cases, soaps or creams that are loaded with fragrance and chemicals might lead to inflammation and itching on the penis. This is more common with men who are circumcised.


Avoid using anything new on your genitals just before having sex. In case, a bout of inflammation or itching ruins the mood just before the act, try foreplay to keep the romance alive for the night. Don t try to have sex until the symptoms subside or you get treated for the same, as it could aggravate your problem.

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