Penis Pain after sex: Causes and Treatment


Penis pain after sex robbers you of sexual pleasure and may undermine man’s confidence in his sexual power.  Besides such pain may be a symptom of a number of disorders. If you regularly have penis pain after sex, it is a serious reason to visit a doctor.



Common reasons

One of the most common reasons why penis pain occurs after sex is aggressive sexual intercourse or anal sex without using lubricant or a condom. During too hard and long repeated frictions, the shaft and the head of the penis intensively rubs up against vaginal walls and it may cause painful sensations after the intercourse. Anal sex without using lubricants or condoms leads to penis injuries and damages the rectum of a partner and significantly increases the risk of infection.

Vaginal dryness is a condition when mucous membrane does not generate a physiological vaginal lubrication or produce it in a small amount. This condition depends on many factors. If your partner has this problem, always use special lubricants during sex to avoid painful sensations in both partners.

Pain caused by inflammation

Inflammation is one more reason for penis pain after sex. Active actions during a sexual intercourse  may trigger or intensify manifestation of inflammatory disorders.

  • Inflammation of the glans penis (balanitis) or the foreskin (posthitis).
  • Most often men experience a combined inflammation of the glans penis and the foreskin (balanoposthitis).
  • Cavernitis (inflammation of the cavernous of the penis) is characterized by an intensive pain of the penis shaft, headaches and fever and may be complicated by urethritis. Cavernitis is a dangerous disorder as it often leads to complications. If you have such symptoms, immediately visit a doctor.
  • Inflammation of the seminal vesicles causes pains which aggravate during a sexual intercourse and during ejaculation.

Injuries and fractures

Traumatization is one of the most extensive factors determining penis pain after sex.

There is always a risk to be injured during a sexual intercourse. Any wrong manipulation with the erect penis may lead to its fracture, dislocation or bruising. Frequently, penis injuries are accompanied by hematoma and edema, skin discoloration and the loss of erection. Penis fracture is usually caused by an excessive bending. It happens during a very fast and aggressive sex and because of a wrong sexual position. In this sense, a cowgirl position is especially dangerous. Fracture or dislocation may also occur in the result of a rude and too active masturbation. Different sexual experiments involving tightening cords, ropes around the penis or putting on some items on the penis also explain pain after sex.

If the penis pain after sex is too strong, visit an STD, skin specialist and urologist.