Consequences of Dyspareunia
Currently in a Relationship
There is no doubt that painful intercourse has a significant impact on sexual relationships.
Although Dyspareunia is often considered a women's problem, it is essentially a couple's problem and it may even be a relationship deal-breaker.
It is commonly seen that couples seek therapy because Dyspareunia has become highly problematic or when they want to have children.
Partners of women with Dyspareunia
Partners of women with Dyspareunia may feel confused as to what is happening exactly and may not understand why sexual intercourse is being avoided.
Currently NOT in a Relationship
When not in a relationship, Dyspareunia may prevent a woman from approaching new partners or starting a new relationship. They may feel ashamed and embarrassed and therefore isolate themselves.
Seeking treatment for Dyspareunia is important in order to treat any underlying medical and physical condition as soon as possible and also in order to increase your confidence and your self-esteem to feel empowered to enter in a new relationship or to start meeting people again.