Every few weeks, Dr. Vanessa Cullins, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and vice president for medical affairs at Planned Parenthood¬ģ Federation of America, will be answering your questions here. To ask her your own question, click here.
When I have sexual intercourse with my boyfriend, whenever he hits my G-spot it feels good but it hurts far more than it pleasures. Is it suppose to hurt so much? It happens every time and usually post love making I will have a kind of sharp pain in my lower abdomen, and I was just wondering if something is wrong with me to experience this pain from G-spot stimulation. And it has always hurt in past sexual encounters with past boyfriends that have hit my g-spot.
Some women do report that their G spots are very sensitive and cause discomfort or pain when they are stimulated directly.¬† A change in position during vaginal intercourse may solve the problem.¬† In some positions, the penis is less likely to directly press on the G spot.
For readers who may be wondering what the G spot is, it is located within the vagina, about one to two inches from the vaginal opening.¬† It is on the anterior vaginal wall of the vagina.¬† Think of the vagina as a tube.¬† The anterior vaginal wall of the vagina is the top portion of the vagina on the same side as a woman‚Äôs belly button.¬† (The bottom part or posterior part of the vagina is on the same side as her rectum.)¬† The G spot contains spongy tissue that may feel rougher than other areas of the vagina.¬† The area is usually bean-shaped and about the size of a quarter.¬† ‚ÄúHitting the G spot‚ÄĚ during penile vaginal intercourse or through masturbation or ‚Äúfingering‚ÄĚ your female partner can result in intensely satisfying orgasms.
Now back to the question: a very sensitive G spot is not the only possible cause.¬† It is also possible that the pain you feel after intercourse is unrelated to the pain you feel during intercourse.
There are many causes of pain before, during, or after sexual intercourse.¬† Sometimes the cause is emotional.¬† It could be fear, anxiety, or a previous traumatic experience during sexual intercourse.¬† Sometimes pain is caused when a woman is not aroused enough or is not lubricated enough.¬† And sometimes the cause is from an infection or other problem with the internal reproductive organs.¬† This could be a sexually transmitted infection or a non- sexually transmitted condition such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, a tilted uterus, or fibroids.
The best way to find out what is causing pain is to consult your health care provider.¬† Have a conversation about the pain you feel during intercourse and the pain you feel after.¬† Your provider may want to give you a physical exam to see if there is a physical condition that could be causing one or the other or both.
No one should experience pain as a regular part of sexual activity.¬† As always, anyone who finds sex to be consistently painful should definitely check with a doctor or nurse.
Best wishes for your good sexual health,