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ohmyohmyyy
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Okay, I just wanted to figure out what's going on here.
My partner and I have never had a problem with pain during intercourse but lately, it feels like he's smashing into my cervix every time. Nothing has changed too much as far as positions or anything else. I was recently treated for a vaginal infection but I don't think that should affect it?

What's the problem here and should I go see a doctor? I'm kinda concerned.

Thanks.

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Heather
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Have you started by taking a look at these pieces to rule out (or identify) some common culprits?

From OW! to WOW! Demystifying Painful Intercourse
Let's Get Metaphysical: The Etiquette of Entry

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ohmyohmyyy
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That definitely makes sense. My partner and I are super conscious about a lot of these things and we are always very conscientious of each others physical readiness.

We've been physically monogamous for the past two years so I don't think it could be an STD.

My hormonal birth control has been sapping my level of arousal since I started taking it so maybe that's affecting my body's physiological response to sex more now than it has before.

Just wanted to make sure that there was nothing physically wrong with my body as I am planning a jump to the copper IUD at the end of the month and didn't want an already upset cervix to further complicate that.

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So, let me just check some basics, okay?

When you're starting to have intercourse, you're only doing that when you are VERY aroused, physically and psychologically, and only continuing to while still feeling that way?

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Sorry for the super delayed response. Yes, I am. [Smile]

The pain stopped recently but my difficultly reaching orgasm or even feeling physically aroused has continued to escalate.

I had this problem when I started Yaz and I was told this pill does this frequently because it is anti-androgenic.

Would the best way to fix this be to talk to my gyno? I'm great with the pill otherwise but I feel I've just about exhausted my hormonal options here. Still scared of the IUD. Eek.

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This may or may not be about your pill, but if you're using a pill like Yaz, it's an issue often enough that I think it merits a conversation with your GYN, for sure.

The IUD isn't your only other option, but if it's the method you want, and you want to talk about your concerns with it, I'm happy to do that with you.

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