this may be TMI but i decided to experiment with intercourse since i am trying not to fear my bladder/pelvic related pain. during intercourse i had no pain in that area, but i started to get upset because i did not have intercourse in a long time and was in an abusive relationship sexually in the past. i hold a lot of anger, guilt, fear toward the activity. right when i started to get upset/disconnected i got shooting stabbing pain straight through my ankle where i had surgery when i was a child. i almost had to stop due to that pain, but it passed. this was very interesting to me because this never happened before.