For the latest information about COVID-19, please consult the and CDC websites.

Has your sex life become uncomfortable lately? Painful intercourse, or dyspareunia, can cause serious problems in our intimate relationships. Painful sex can take an emotional toll and make us feel unworthy of our partners. If you have been experiencing cramping, pain, burning, stinging, tearing, and other forms of discomfort before or after sex, help is available. At Horizons Health & Wellness, we diagnose and treat painful sex conditions using a variety of modalities, including cutting-edge technology using our SoLá Pelvic Pain Therapy and MonaLisa Touch® Vaginal Laser systems. If you’re interested in a non-invasive solution to your intimate woes, we welcome you to schedule a consultation here in Bridgewater.


Woman experiencing painful intercourse

What Causes Painful Intercourse?

There are many different conditions that lead to painful sex. Vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and endometriosis are just a few of these conditions. Many women experience painful sex due to vaginal dryness, which can be caused by common over-the-counter and prescription medications used for other medical issues. At Horizons Health & Wellness, we perform a thorough evaluation of your gynecologic symptoms and provide you with the necessary treatment options to help ease your pain.

Can Painful Intercourse Be a Serious Concern?

Painful intercourse is not necessarily a symptom of a serious condition. However, in some cases, it may be indicative of an STD, pelvic inflammatory disease, or another underlying problem. In order to understand your specific issue, we must provide you with a thorough evaluation. When you arrive at our center, Dr. Angela Aslami will take the time to get to know you, explore your history, and conduct a series of tests. Once she has identified the root cause of your symptoms, she will then recommend an appropriate treatment option.

What Are the Available Treatments?

At Horizons Health & Wellness, we commonly address symptoms of painful intercourse by correcting vaginal dryness, balancing hormones, eradicating infections, strengthening pelvic floor muscles, dilating vaginal tightness, and using our SoLá Pelvic Pain Therapy and MonaLisa Touch® Vaginal Laser. The former treatment works by enhancing pelvic floor relaxation and function with a completely painless 3-minute office procedure. The MonaLisa Touch® improves vaginal lubrication and elasticity by regenerating your vaginal tissue through non-invasive laser energy. The results of both of these treatment methods are long-lasting and can provide you with effective relief from vaginal pain.

Addressing Painful Intercourse in Bridgewater, MA

If your love life has been struggling due to dyspareunia, our dedicated team at Horizons Health & Wellness can help. We offer several treatment methods to help identify the root causes of your sexual concerns and give you the treatment you need. To get in touch, schedule an appointment by clicking the button below or giving us a call at (508) 807-0634.