Pain during or after sex is a common symptom of endometriosis, but any pain during or after sex should still be mentioned to a doctor.

Discussing the pain with a sexual partner could help. Talking about it might help people explore ways to have fun together without it causing pain and whilst they work out ways to manage the condition with their doctor.

The Pouch of Douglas

The Pouch of Douglas is the name for the small area between the womb (uterus) and the rectum (bottom). It’s located in the pelvis and it’s common for endometriosis to be found here. It’s particularly common to have pain here during penetrative sex.