Intimate Wellness

You’re not alone if sex hurts

Two in five women will experience vaginal discomfort or painfully bad sex. Pain can be in the vagina and the area just outside of it, or inside the pelvis too. Pain may be temporary and transient, however for many women it can be a prolonged condition.

Sex should never be painful. Sexual wellness greatly impacts you, your partner and your relationships. Many conditions can cause vaginal pain and painful sex. Dryness is the most frequent reason, but there are many other conditions that impact sexual wellness across women's life stages.


Involuntary muscle contractions, infections and dryness from hormonal contraceptives are the most common causes of pain during penetration that can make intercourse, inserting a finger or a tampon, painful for young women.

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During women's reproductive age, recovering from childbirth, vaginal dryness with breastfeeding and vaginal infections are common conditions that cause vaginal discomfort and painful sex.

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The decline of oestrogen in perimenopause and menopause causes the thinning of vaginal mucosa, loss of elasticity, dryness, vaginal atrophy and a rise in pH leading to vaginal discomfort and pain during intercourse.

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Cancer and cancer treatment or gynaecologic surgery often cause changes in a woman's sex life. Loss of desire, vaginal soreness and dryness, adhesions and scar tissue can all cause sexual pain.
Intimate training self care can help you recover your sexual wellness and find a satisfying new normal.

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Sexual Wellness, Self Care

Aquafit Intimate Gel stick is a vaginal hydrogel uniquely designed for sexual wellness that combines intimate training of vaginal muscles control and elasticity with natural, plant-based extracts that hydrate, soothe and balance pH of sensitive vaginal tissues.

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