Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse
due to medical or psychological causes. The symptoms are significantly
more common in women than in men. The pain can primarily be on the
external surface of the genitalia, or deeper in the pelvis upon deep pressure against the cervix.
It can affect a small portion of the vulva or vagina or be felt all
over the surface. Understanding the duration, location, and nature of
the pain is important in identifying the causes of the pain.