If sex hurts, you won’t want to do it. For most of us, pain stops cold desire. It is estimated that about 20% of women suffer vaginal pain with previous games or sexual intercourse. The pain can be intermittent or chronic and can be due to a wide variety of causes, such as infections, yeasts, sexually transmitted diseases, allergies, drug reactions, nerve damage and chronic disorders.
For duet, emotional connection and sexual intimacy are dynamically related, so difficulties in one area often destabilize the other. And the “chicken or egg” relationship between sex and emotional connection may be different for each couple. For some people, the desire to be sexual arises as a result of feeling emotionally connected.
Most couples know that infertility treatment will affect them physically and emotionally, but many are not prepared for the effect it has on their sexual intimacy. The hype refocus on fertility can greatly affect desire and arousal in women and can cause sexual dysfunction in men.