One of the hardest symptoms to deal with when it comes to Endometriosis is pain during sex. It seems somehow unfair to many women who are trying to conceive that they have the added anxiety and pain that comes from having sex, never mind everything else in actually getting pregnant!
In this article I am going to share some ways that you can reduce painful sex with Endometriosis.
1. Reduce the cysts which are contributing to the symptom of pain with sex and Endometriosis
The pain we experience with Endometriosis is due to the cysts which cause a natural inflammatory response by the body. So, we want to reduce those cysts and the inflammatory response by the body. There are a number of ways to do this. One of the most effective ways to reduce cysts is with systemic enzymes like Serrapeptase or Nattokinase. When combined with Pau D’Arco, it is incredibly powerful. You can also use castor oil packs to help dissolve the cysts and adhesions.
2. Reduce the adhesions which add to the painful symptoms of Endometriosis
Adhesions are formed between organs in our abdominal cavity. They aren’t meant to be there! Our organs are meant to move freely and glide within the abdominal cavity whenever there is movement, like running, walking or having sex. When these organs are not free to move, they become stuck. This means, they cannot move out of the way, and when they are restricted, it causes pain. Adhesions can become tighter and tighter over time, when we don’t move. Movement will actually help loosen these adhesions, making them looser and easier to break. We want that to happen! One of the best ways to reduce these adhesions is with abdominal massages or light exercises. Yoga is also incredibly powerful at reducing adhesion formation.
3. Get your uterus in the right position
With Endometriosis it is fairly common for the uterus to be tilted, tipped or not sitting in the right position. This can be a factor in creating pain during sex. Using Mayan massage daily can really help realign the uterus into the right position and reduces adhesions, which may be the reason the uterus has become tilted in the first place.
4. Avoid certain positions
Where your Endometriosis has predominantly settled will often be an indicator of where the pain will be most intense. If you know your Endometriosis is predominantly on the left ovary, avoid positions which point the penis to this area. Usually, deep penetrating positions are the ones that cause pain for most women. Always make sure you are well lubricated before insertion. Please watch my video on a good lubricant here. Open communication with your partner can really help alleviate anxiety and worry around having pain during sex.
5. Record your cycle
There is always lots of stuff going on inside and knowing when you are most sore can really help alleviate anxiety around having sex. Start recording when you feel most sore and of course when you feel the least sore. The best times tend to be in the week that follows your period. Pay attention to your body and how it is feeling. Don’t force things as your body is likely to tighten up, which is just going to make sex all the more painful.