2020 Membership Renewal
Painful Sex: Women Don't Always Tell Partners
As 2020 approaches, we would like to again thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the International Society for Sexual Medicine. It is you, the membership community, who drives and shapes the ISSM.
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In a recent study, almost half of women who experienced sexual pain didn't tell their partners about it.
The study, published online in September in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved 382 women who reported having painful sex during the previous year. Only 51% of the women disclosed the pain to their partners.
Some women said that pain was a normal part of sex or called it "insignificant." Others felt that their partner's pleasure was more important than their own, so they didn't discuss the pain.
See more details on the study here.