Sex can be great, but it's not necessarily always pain-free — especially if you suffer from a medical condition that affects your sex life. If you have endometriosis, then you already know that sometimes sex hurts. Luckily, there is a way to find out the best sex positions for endometriosis so that your sex life is as pain-free as possible.
According to Everyday Health, pain during sex can be an early symptom of endometriosis, which occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus starts to grow outside of the uterus instead. What causes the pain during sex is the location of the endometriosis lesions, rather than their size. If the endometriosis presents itself behind the vagina and the lower part of the uterus, sex is likely to cause more pain because of the thrusting, according to the aforementioned Everyday Health article. The pain can vary from mild to unbearable and can worsen with very deep penetration.
“The old fashioned missionary position is the most painful [as] the uterus is tilted at its most posterior aspect,” OB-GYN John C. Petrozza, MD, told Everyday Health.
Since missionary sex is out of the question if you have endometriosis, it's important to know which sexual positions are pain-free. Here are endometriosis-friendly sex positions to help you experience less pain and more pleasure.