Pain during intimate relations

Dyspareunia, or pain during intercourse can be debilitating. Not only does it affect sexual relations but, more often than not, creates a great deal of psychological distress and loss of confidence whose impact goes well beyond the bedroom. Fortunately, in most cases, dyspareunia can be easily remedied. The treatment required depends on the cause of the pain.

Whilst doctors often prescribe hormone replacement medications, particularly to treat vaginal dryness, these carry a number of side-effects and documented risks to general health. Because of this, many women choose to opt for non-pharmaceutical treatments. These non-drug treatments generally fall into two categories:
  • Vaginal lubricants or moisturisers – for women whose pain is caused by vaginal dryness. These are applied just prior to intimate relations;
  • Vaginal dilators – for women whose pain is due to vaginismus caused by muscular tension or in diagnosed cases of vaginal stenosis (narrowing), caused by problems such as cysts, post-infection changes or radiotherapy treatment. Vaginal dilators, come in sets of gradually increasing size, allowing for progressive dilation exercises, carried out at a pace that feels comfortable to you.
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  • Inspire Silicone Vaginal Dilator Kit

    Inspire Silicone Vaginal Dilator Kit

    £57.99
    Designed to support the restoration & revival of function, this 5-piece ergonomically designed set enables gradual change - at your pace. Free UK delivery on all purchases.
  • Dr. Laura Berman Vaginal Dilator Set

    Dr. Laura Berman Vaginal Dilator Set

    £29.49
    Designed to help women who experience discomfort or anxirty during intimacy or who just want to strengthen their pelvic floor. 3 graduated sleeves allow for gentle progress. Unlike other dilator sets we sell, this one also incorporates a vibration function. Free UK delivery on all purchases
  • Durex Sensilube Lubricant (40mls)

    Durex Sensilube Lubricant (40mls)

    £6.99
    Intimate moisturising gel for women who experience dryness. Specifically formulated to replicate the body's natural moisture. It's odourless, colourless, pH friendly and packaged in an easy to use pump-action bottle, water-based, and so compatible with latex condoms. Free UK delivery on all purchases.
  • Pink Water Lubricant For Women

    Pink Water Lubricant For Women

    £13.95
    Pink Water is a personal lubricant intended to moisturise and lubricate, to enhance the ease and comfort of intimate relations. Fortified with ginseng and guarana. Please note: The manufacturers of Pink Lady advise that this product is not compatible with natural rubber latex or polyisoprene condoms, but is compatible with polyurethane condoms. Free UK delivery on all purchases.
  • Sliquid Naturals Silk Hybrid Lubricant (255mls)

    Sliquid Naturals Silk Hybrid Lubricant (255mls)

    £19.89
    Sliquid Naturals Silk is a water-based lubricant with a silicone blend. Available in handy a 225mls bottle, it is Glycerin and paraben free, hypoallergenic and non-toxic and uniquely blended to enhance your body's own natural lubrication. Free UK delivery on all purchases
  • Sliquid Organics 'Natural' lubricant (255mls/125mls)

    Sliquid Organics 'Natural' lubricant (255mls/125mls)

    £18.79
    Formulated to emulate your body’s own natural lubrication and created using only the most natural and cleanest ingredients and organic extracts, Sliquid Organics 'Natural' is glycerin and paraben-free. Free UK delivery on all purchases
  • Uberlube Silicone Lubricant 100mls

    Uberlube Silicone Lubricant 100mls

    £24.99
    Ideal for those that indulge in intimacy more often and need to keep lubricated we bring you Überlube Silicone Lubricant, a quality personal silicone based smooth lube that is longer lasting and offers extra slip. Free UK delivery on all purchases