Did you know that almost 75% percent of woman have experienced painful sex at some time, with more persistent painful sex affecting 7-22% of women? As this article explains, painful sex can create a cycle of anticipation and tension which exacerbates pain. Seeing a Psychologist, either as an individual or as a couple can be very helpful in interrupting this cycle of pain. Couples can learn how to be intimate in ways that eliminate pain or minimise pain experienced. Unfortunately, lots of women don’t ever seek help with painful sex because they don’t realise how common and treatable it is.