Ever heard of Dyspareunia?
Yes, it’s a real word. And no, it’s not easy to pronounce. But pronouncing it is the least of your worries. Understanding what it means, how it affects you, and how it can be treated are a bit more important. So let’s get straight to it.
Simply put, Dyspareunia is the medical term for painful intercourse. Typically, it can be a sharp or intense pain during intercourse, or a recurring pain that can happen before, during or after intimate moments. There are a number of physical conditions that can cause Dyspareunia; such as vaginal dryness, bacteria and infections, sensitivity and inflammation, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, low estrogen levels, and medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation; as well as emotional triggers such as stress, fear, guilt, or self-doubt. Basically… life!
Whichever way you look at it, or experience it, it’s not a comfortable place to be in. If you are experiencing pain during intercourse, you should listen to your body as it tries to tell you something. While seeking advice from your GP is probably a good idea, there are also alternate ways to alleviate your pain before turning to traditional over-the-counter oral medications, which can sometimes have drying out side effects.
One of these ways is with Cannabis. Our favourite ingredient made by mother nature herself.
With its anti-inflammatory and natural relaxation properties, Cannabis can help to reduce pain caused by inflammation or irritation; as well as to help calm the mind and reduce the emotional factors that contribute to feelings of pain in the vaginal area during sex. Using a cannabis-based lubricant before sex can definitely help to take the edge off. Like our all-natural, high-quality, vagina-friendly lubricant: Nectar Intimate Oil.
As a 100% plant-based blend of broad-spectrum Cannabis and organic MCT Coconut oils, this sensational product has been uniquely formulated to work with your body to ease sexual discomfort and help make sex a pleasing, rather than painful, experience.
Here are a few extra, medication-free tips that could help too:
- Although sometimes we use sex to de-stress, try to have sex when you are in a relaxed state of mind.
- Soak in a warm bath before sex. It will calm the mind and soften and soothe any aches or pains.
- If you know sex is on the cards, then try to empty your bladder beforehand.
- Practice your Kegel exercises to strengthen your internal muscles. Do it right now, while reading this. If you don’t know how, here is a great article to help get you started.
- Give sex a break for a while and play around with other intimacy techniques… if you know what we mean!
- Don’t suffer in silence. Talk about your pain to your partner and see if there are new positions you could try to take the pressure off your body.
- And our best tip for the day… use a Cannabis-based lubricant. Get your Nectar here!
It’s a pleasure!