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Hi! I'm Jessica

I'm a writer, podcaster and mentor empowering others to live and thrive with endometriosis.

Coping with Painful Sex and Endometriosis

Coping with Painful Sex and Endometriosis

 Illustration by Jonathan Kroell

Illustration by Jonathan Kroell

Sex. It's complicated for most of us, but it can get a whole lot more challenging with endometriosis or other conditions thrown in. I don't talk about my sex life much, mainly because too many of my family members follow me on Instagram (for real), but I do get pain during sex, and I've wanted to address this difficult subject for a while. Coping with painful sex and endometriosis isn't easy, but there are ways to manage it (if you want to, you might not want to have sex anymore and that's equally fine).

I couldn't talk about self-love all week without addressing painful sex, and I also wanted to do it from a place that was as inclusive as possible. Not all of us are in a loving relationship, and not all of us want to be, not all of us are in a safe relationship, or have safe associations with sex. There's a lot to it.

So over on Endometriosis News I've started addressing this issue as best I can, making suggestions for safe sex, improving your experience of sex and hopefully reducing painful sex. I'm not an expert, but I do link to some professionals in the column, so I hope this helps in some way!

Read the full column 'Coping with Painful Sex' here.

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