If you've ever found yourself close to climax—only to feel a sharp or nagging pain right when you reach the top, or soon after—you may have experienced dysorgasmia. Also known as painful orgasm, this condition can be distressing cue the alarm and anxiety of wondering where that pain is coming from or what caused it or how long it will last , especially considering it occurred while you were in the throes of an otherwise satisfying sexual experience. And while climaxing isn't necessarily the be-all and end-all of fulfilling sex, orgasms should ultimately be pleasurable, not painful. Unless ruined orgasms are your thing, painful sex is generally not considered normal.
In fact, the problem may be more widespread than you think. The Sexual Advice Association reports that problems with orgasm are fairly common, likely affecting more than 20 per cent of women. If you perform an online search, it quickly becomes apparent that, while there has been research into male dysorgasmia, there is very little if any scientific explanation into the causes of female dysorgasmia.
So good it hurts? Not so much Here's what might be going on.