Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at painful burning during sex
time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary painful burning during sex
for others, it is a long-term problem. The internal female reproductive organs and the external female genitals. Pain during sex may be a sign of a gynecologic problem, such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis. Pain during sex also may be caused by problems with sexual response, such as a lack of desire the feeling of wanting to have sex or a lack of arousal the physical and emotional changes that occur in the body as a result of sexual stimulation.