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What causes penis pain during intercourse?

Although pain related to intercourse is often associated with women, men may experience pain during intercourse for a variety of reasons, too, all of which should be brought to the attention of a healthcare provider and treated appropriately.

Common causes of pain in men during or after intercourse include:
• Common sexually transmitted infections, such as genitals herpes, chlamydia, or gonorrhea
• Scar tissue as a result of Peyronie’s disease or other trauma, injury, or surgery in the pelvic area
• Skin allergies to vaginal fluids, lubricants, latex condoms, or other irritating substances
• Certain medications, which may cause ejaculatory pain, including some antidepressants
• In uncircumcised men, problems with the foreskin not retracting properly

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