Origin of dyspareunia

1870–75; dys- + Greek páreun(os) bedfellow + -ia
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Examples from the Web for dyspareunia

Historical Examples of dyspareunia

  • In dyspareunia the sexual act can be freely indulged in, only the act is painful or disagreeable.


    William J. Robinson

dyspareunia in Medicine


  1. Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.
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