Once again the highly ranked health and fitness website Hello Giggles has tapped Heather Jeffcoat for some valuable insights into ways to alleviate pain associated with sex. The article begins with:
"While collaborative, orgasmic, sticky, and kinky are just a few adjectives that could be used to talk about sex, 75 percent of vulva-owners may also include “painful” to the list."
Heather chimes in
If you’re experiencing painful penetrative sex, one of the first steps is understanding that there are other ways to experience intimacy and sexual pleasure,” says Jeffcoat. “I like to direct patients to use their hands or a vibrator and explore external or clitoral stimulation.
The goal is first to find sex acts and positions that don’t cause discomfort or pain and instead, increase pleasure.
Sex therapists are also a great way to work on intimacy issues and relationship difficulties that can be exacerbated by the sexual pain.
The full article is here.