Your Guide to Painful Sex Solutions at ASC Denver, CO

Posted: September 1, 2023

While we’d all love for sex to be as effortless as it looks in the movies, it’s just not realistic. It’s extremely common for many people to experience some form of discomfort at one point or another in their sexual lives. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through painful sex any longer. The expert team at Aguirre Specialty Care can help you relieve the pain and reclaim the pleasure with a wide range of treatment solutions.

The painful sex you’re experiencing may be attributed to one of the following conditions:

Vaginal Atrophy

If you’re experiencing pain during sex due to vaginal dryness or burning, you may have vaginal atrophy. Also known as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM), vaginal atrophy is a combination of uncomfortable vaginal and urinary symptoms which can include painful sex. This condition is the result of declining estrogen levels after menopause. To determine if you have GSM, Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre will carefully assess your symptoms and perform a comprehensive exam. In addition to our non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments (which we will touch on later), other treatment options for vaginal atrophy include vaginal dilators, topical estrogen cream, vaginal estrogen suppository, vaginal estrogen ring and vaginal estrogen tablets.

Vaginal/Pelvic Prolapse

While the exact causes of vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are unknown, you should know that you’re not alone — more than 40% of all women experience some form of prolapse in their lifetime. This condition occurs when your pelvic floor muscles are weakened, allowing the organs inside of your pelvis to protrude toward or through the opening of your vagina. This can lead to a sense of looseness during sexual intercourse. To strengthen your pelvic floor and restore optimal function, some non-surgical treatment options include kegel exercises and pelvic floor therapy. Depending on your stage of prolapse, however, you may require a surgical solution such as anterior colporrhaphy, perineorrhaphy or hysterectomy.

You can feel confident that Dr. Aguirre will offer the most advanced technologies and techniques to help you regain your intimate vitality, which may include:

The O-Shot®

The goal of the O-Shot with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is to promote tissue rejuvenation and improved blood flow in the clitoris and the anterior vaginal wall. PRP is a component of your blood that contains a higher concentration of platelets and growth factors, which play a key role in tissue repair and regeneration. By adding volume to the treated area, sexual sensation and sensitivity is enhanced, leading to decreased pain during intercourse, increased vaginal lubrication, increased sexual desire and more.


Non-surgical laser vaginal resurfacing is another way we can safely and effectively treat symptoms of painful sex. By gently resurfacing the entire circumference of the vaginal wall, FemiLift tightens the vagina and strengthens its supporting ligaments. In addition to improved vaginal laxity and sexual dysfunction, many patients have experienced increased sexual gratification for both them and their partner.

We are eager to help you on your path toward renewed sexual comfort and confidence! Call 303-322-0500 or request a consultation online today to get started.