Intimate Wellness

You’re not alone if sex hurts

Two in five women will experience vaginal discomfort and pain during intercourse. Pain can be in the vagina and the area just outside of it, or inside the pelvis. 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. Vaginal dryness is the most frequent cause of painful sex, but there are many other conditions that impact sexual wellness across womens' life stages.

Young

Involuntary muscle contractions, vaginal infections, dryness from hormonal contraceptives or chronic conditions, such as endometriosis 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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Bloom

During women's reproductive age, recovering from childbirth, vaginal dryness and infections with estrogen changes during breastfeeding are common conditions that cause vaginal discomfort and painful sex for women in their bloom.

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Prime

The decline of estrogen 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, atrophy, infections and pain during intercourse.

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Recovery

Cancer treatments (breast cancer hormone modulators, or cervical cancer radiotherapy) and gynecologic surgery (pelvic prolapse, prophylactic ovary and fallopian tube removal, hysterectomy) cause changes in a woman's sexual wellness. Vaginal dryness, atrophy, adhesions and scar tissue can all cause vaginal 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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Your intimate self-care diary

Self-report and understand your sexual wellness concerns. Log and track your progress for the better. Anywhere, anytime intimate care space.

Self-Care Space

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Feel free to ask. Consult a gynecologist. No queue, no charge and in complete privacy. Our sexual health team will respond discretely to your email as soon as possible.

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