Burning Sensation During Intercourse – Male And Female Causes

Burning Sensation During Intercourse

Burning sensation during intercourse is associated with significant pain during penetration and is referred to as ‘dyspareunia’. Painful intercourse may be experienced by either partner. Here are a few causes of burning sensation during intercourse.

What Causes Burning Sensation During Intercourse in Female

  • The most common cause is vaginal irritation due to lack of lubrication or inadequate sexual arousal.
  • Burning sensation is also associated with dryness of the vaginal tissue or involuntary muscle spasms which may hinder the penetration, resulting in pain and burning
  • Vaginal infections, tumors or fibroids, endometriosis, diabetes and multiple sclerosis have been associated with dyspareunia in females

What Causes Burning Sensation During Intercourse in Male

  • Painful intercourse in males is largely attributed to lack of lubrication.
    Using KY Jelly or any other form of lubrication during sexual intercourse has been known to provide significant relief.
  • Females using intra uterine contraceptive devices may be a cause for painful intercourse among the male partner. This is due to the irritation caused by the device. Talk to the gynecologist and get it removed
  • Infections of the reproductive tract are also associated with burning and painful intercourse.

5 Comments

  1. fran said:

    I am currently sexually active with my partner. When we have intercourse it hurts and it burns. We use condoms all the time. But a couple of times we did not use condoms and it didn’t hurt. It also itches when we are finished. I don’t know if I am allergic to condoms or what. If I am allergic, what type of condom should I use? Having sex to me is very painful. I find it to be more a chore than pleasurable.

    September 24, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Burning sensation during intercourse is due to several reason, lack of lubrication is common cause, use K.Y jelly for lubrication, check with your gynecologist for infection and replace using latex condom with a polyurethane condom, as latex may give rise to allergy in few persons. Do not use condoms containing spermicide.

      September 25, 2010
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    • P N said:

      I found that because of a latex allergy I am unable to use regular condoms. There are some out there that are latex free. There is also something called the Female condom that seemed to work for us too.

      November 21, 2010
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  2. P N said:

    When I woke up this morning, I had a sharp cramp in my lower left side, I thought it was my bladder so I went to the washroom, and it was fine. Later when I went to have intercourse with my partner, there was a hot burning sensation, hot to the point that he felt it too and had to pull out, afterwards it was fine but it was really hot for quite awhile…I have had PCOS for 18 years and am wondering if this is something to do with it…Please help

    November 21, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Have you inserted an IUD as a contraceptive devise? It can be a cause for painful intercourse in both the partners.
      Inadequate lubrication can be a reason.
      You may need a gynecological check up if the episode gets repeated frequently.

      November 25, 2010
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