Painful Sex

A large number of women find sex painful or even impossible and suffer for years before seeking help causing significant and damaging effects on their relationships. Sometimes the pain is in the tummy and can be due to conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), endometriosis or ovarian cysts.

Sometimes the pain is lower down, in the vagina where it is due to infections such as thrush or conditions like vaginismus. Vaginismus is a condition caused by severe, involuntary spasms in the vagina when sex (or gynaecological examination or tampon use) is attempted, causing a burning or tearing pain in the vagina. This makes sex difficult or sometimes even impossible.

Where the pain is outside of the vagina, on the vulva, there could be a skin condition called Lichen Sclerosus or scar tissue causing the pain. Occasionally, there may be an oversensitivity of the nerves on the skin of the vulva called vulvodynia or vestibulodynia.
This can be a difficult and embarrassing area to discuss with a stranger but Olivia’s down-to-earth approach and easy manner will put you at ease. Whatever the cause of the pain, Olivia has very high success rates in treating all causes of pain with sex.