Pain during sex is a warning sign that you should take seriously.

Many women know pain during intercourse. Pain is a warning sign. They can have physiological or psychological causes. In both cases, your body is telling you that something is wrong.

Do not accept pain as a side effect–investigate the causes instead.

Pain as a psychosomatic reaction

Your sex life can be burdened by various emotional factors. Your body tells you that something is wrong. Sometimes you feel pain before you understand the reasons. Then your pain is the physical expression of your ‘no’.

  • No to the idea of the partner, which is normal.
  • No to a certain type of sex.
  • No to certain conditions and situations to have sex.
  • No to sex with the specific partner.

With our advice, we offer the opportunity to talk about it. What can you change so that you can experience your sexuality authentically? The answer to this question leads you to lively, lustful, and painless sex.

Physical causes of pain during intercourse

The diagnosis of physical causes is made by specialists. The spectrum ranges from allergic reactions to condoms, to endometriosis, or venereal disease. Scarring after surgery can also cause pain. Some diseases can lead to infertility if left untreated. So don’t hesitate to see a doctor!


Burning and cramp-like pain during or after intercourse is medically called dyspareunia.

Vaginal dryness

Women of all ages can suffer from a dry vagina. Increased by hormonal changes, it occurs during menopause. Vaginal mucous membranes that are too dry are torn open. Lubricants that are applied directly to the penis or condom before sex offer a quick solution.

Hormone tests nd a possible hormone therapy bring a sustainable solution. Inquire with your specialist. In recent years, different treatment models have been offered that are adapted to specific needs.


If the pain is so great during penetration, it can occasionally lead to vaginismus. Here the pelvic floor muscles cramp involuntarily and reflexively. This cramp prevents the penis from entering. Sometimes even the insertion of tampons or gynecological examination is impossible.

We find solutions through counseling.

In our advice we work on a sustainable solution. We look for answers at the relationship level with you. We make suggestions for the careful handling of your body. We give language to your wishes. We give language to your wishes. .

Talk to your partner about your pain. In the long term, you can only work together on a solution.

Client feedback:
«I’ve been with Beatrix Roidinger for a few months and I’ve made progress. I feel very comfortable with her and she gives you the feeling that you don’t have to be ashamed of anything. You can talk openly about everything and she makes no judgments. She knows when something is uncomfortable or too much. Then she takes a step back and you can talk about the topic another time when you’re ready. I am very happy that I found her to talk to. »
(Elena, 18 years old, pain during sexual intercourse)

Psychological causes of pain during sexual intercourse

  • lack of desire
  • relationship problems
  • Too high sexual demands (from yourself / from the partner)
  • unfulfilled sexual desires
  • or wishes shame associated with sexual fantasies
  • unspoken expectations
  • insecurity / shame
  • rejection of one’s own body
  • sexual practices you simply don’t like
  • sexual practices you feel you can’t express
  • traumatic experiences in the past

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The following clinical cases can cause pain:

  • Inflammation of the urinary tract
  • Endometriosis
  • Allergies
  • STDs
  • Cysts
  • Scarring (e.g. after birth or surgery)
  • Fungal infections
  • traumatized vaginal tissue
  • menstrual cycle, or ‘period’
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Tension in the pelvic floor
  • Lichen (auto-immune disease)

Supplemental sexual counseling supports the recovery process. It has a positive effect on healing. Many of the reasons for sex pain are treatable. Affected couples can be open about it and seek medical and sexual advice.

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Mag. Barbara Zuschnig
+43 660 44 35 665

Mag. Beatrix Roidinger
+43 660 46 26 777

Pain can occur in different places.

Venereal diseases

Various sexually transmitted diseases cause pain during sexual intercourse.

  • Genital herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Genital warts

Genital warts Caution: Not all venereal diseases result in pain or rashes. Nevertheless, there is a risk of infection. If you are suspected, please take a test.