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  • By Pam Kingsland Keymaster

    Are you experiencing pain during intimacy? How is it affecting your relationships? Share any tips/advice! (Remember, this is a place to talk about personal experiences and you’re welcome to suggest products, but no sales or soliciting!)

  • By Sophiemol

    I do and I’m really getting worried it’s going to ruin my relationship. I’m in a fairly new one that’s starting to get serious and I know I’m going to have to explain to him….I’m not even sure how to explain it to him to be honest.

    I think mostly the pain will cause me to avoid situations that will lead to intercourse? And I don’t want him to misinterpret that, but I don’t know if he’ll believe me.

    • By Keri Wiginton Moderator

      Painful sex is very common among people with endometriosis, and anxiety around the experience can created a “cycle of dread”. We’ll publish some of my personal stories about how I’ve dealt with painful sex soon, but the best way to talk about it is openly and honestly. There’s a lot of research documenting why women with endo have pain, so you’ve got science backing you up! And being less anxious around sex will make it easier all around. You can also talk to a sexual wellness therapist; ask your doctor if they can recommend a specialist. You could also have pelvic floor tension. All things to ask your doctor!