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What causes painful intercourse in men?

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Painful intercourse in men usually has physical causes such as:

  • An infection of the prostate, urethra, or testes, which can be caused by sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and genital herpes
  • An allergic reaction to spermicide or condoms
  • Peyronie's disease. These are fibrous plaques on the upper side of the penis that often bend the penis during an erection
  • Arthritis of the lower back

SOURCES: 

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

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