It might be worse in certain positions.
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Some women with vaginismus may find Kegel exercises useful to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
In these cases, the pain can be resolved if the female becomes more relaxed, if the amount of foreplay is increased, or if the couple uses a sexual lubricant.
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Pain during sexual intercourse can be a warning sign of many gynecologic conditions.
Options include medication and counseling.
The friction of a penis, dildo, or finger moving on the vulva or in the vagina might cause the infection to flare up, resulting in stinging and itchiness.