A Canadian study has put forward that reluctance to get indulged in sexual activities can aggravate the vulvovaginal pain, which can be lessened with the sexual comfort of the partner.
The study appeared in the September issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Around 12% of the women suffer from Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) between puberty and menopause, which is initiated by sexual contact. The resulting pain is very crucial and can give birth to sexual dysfunction and psychological distress, thus affecting quality of life.
Sophie Bergeron, psychologist at University of Montreal, who led the research, stated that the avoidance of a woman's partner of having sexual activity or remaining oversensitive towards sexual contact can increase the problem.
He added that the partners should attempt trying other options to fulfill the sexual urge, so as to avoid the pain.
"If a man avoids sexual intercourse with a partner with PVD, then he may also reinforce her negative pain appraisals and that can lead to increased pain during intercourse", said Natalie Rosen, another co-author from University of Montreal.
The study involved 191 heterosexual couples suffering from PVD, who filled questionnaires regarding the condition. They were given a 30-minute telephone psychological consultation about PVD.
The findings of the study include that compassion towards the condition and psychotherapy can help solving the problem. There are no clues that why the condition erupts and the surgery could solve the problem in
70% of the cases. But, even that can result in more pain in 9% of the women, which makes them dependent on drugs.