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Pain during an orgasm can happen to both men and women. Rather than considering this to be a condition in itself, it is a symptom of another disorder. It can be attributed to muscle spasms or present in women who have other reproductive health issues. Men experiencing pain during an orgasm may also be experiencing muscle spasm or have an infection which needs to be treated. This symptom can also be a side effect of some types of male cancers.
When a woman experiences pain during an orgasm, it may feel like cramping in the lower abdomen. Some patients report that the pain radiates up into the back or down into the rectal area. It may last for anywhere between a few minutes to a few hours after orgasm.
These symptoms may be caused by muscle spasms in the abdominal area which occur as the woman climaxes. Other possible causes for pain during an orgasm in women are gynecological concerns such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts or fibroids. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue normally present in the lining of the uterus attaches to other organs. Ovarian cysts occur when an egg is not released from the ovary and a fluid-filled sac is formed in its place. Fibroids are non-malignant tumors which grow on the walls of the uterus.
Men can also experience pain during orgasm. Contractions in the lower abdomen and pelvic regions may explain the discomfort, especially if the pain is felt in the area near the urethra or prostate gland. The pain can also be explained as being the result of an infection of the prostate. In that instance, antibiotics will be needed to treat the condition and relieve the pain.
Another explanation for pain associated with orgasm in men is that is associated with prostate cancer surgery. Some patients who have undergone a radical prostatectomy to surgically remove the prostate gland, as well as the surrounding tissue, report pain during an orgasm when they resume sexual activity. This pain may create a burning sensation in the perineal and lower abdominal areas of the body.
Anyone experiencing pain during an orgasm should make an appointment to see their primary care physician. Providing as much detail as possible about the nature and location of the discomfort will help the doctor to determine the cause of the problem. In situations where the pain is not linked to an infection or underlying health issue, the doctor may recommend taking an analgesic pain medication before engaging in sexual activity.
@croydon - I'm not sure how long it would take to build those associations, though, and people could definitely work through them. I mean, some people prefer to have a bit of pain during sex (I'm thinking of spanking fetishists for example) so the association might not cripple your sex life forever.
What I would also suggest that you take into account, if the pain is localized in the genitals, is that you might have physically harmed them. Sex is a rough thing to do, even if you're trying to be gentle and it's possible that you might simply have bruised or torn something that you don't notice until the contractions that happen during orgasm.
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