Common Problems

Kinsey Confidential has compiled all of our most frequently asked questions and general information about common sexual problems and sexual dysfunction on our Common Sexual Problems and Dysfunction Resource Pages.

Recent Posts in the Common Problems Category:

  • Q&A: Aging And Erectile Problems

    Sometimes, men find that as they age, they cannot get as many firm erections that end in ejaculation in a day or in a week as they used to.

  • Q&A: Embarrassed By Erections In Social Situations

    Erections can be challenging for many young men and men often go to great lengths to hide the fact that they have an erection in social situations.

  • Q&A: Is It Too Late For Abstinence?

    Just as people have different definitions of what it means to “have sex," there are also varied definitions of abstinence.

  • Q&A: Possible To Get Pregnant From Dry Sex With Clothes On?

    Although sperm are quite small, they typically do not make it through most types of clothing.

  • Q&A: Trouble Maintaining An Erection The First Time

    Nearly all men will experience difficulties getting or keeping an erection at some point in their lives.

  • Q&A: Premature Ejaculation And Decreased Arousal

    There is nothing wrong with ejaculating quickly or maintaining an erection after ejaculation.

  • Q&A: Masturbation Frequency And Common Myths

    In spite of many sex educators’ and doctors’ best efforts to educate people about masturbation, it seems that many masturbation myths persist.

  • Q&A: What Might Cause Fatigue The Day After Sex?

    Forget about those stereotypes about men falling asleep after sex, what if sex was causing both partners to be extremely tired - even the day after sex?

  • Communicating About Sex: You Know It Matters, But How To Do It?

    We all get it: talking about sex is critical for safer, more pleasurable sex. But how do you actually do it?

  • Q&A: Erection Problems When Using Condoms

    Dr. Debby addresses common concerns about lost erections with condom use and some tips for addressing the problem.

  • Q&A: Pain From Sex Partner With Large Penis

    A reader wonders if her partner's penis is too large to have comfortable vaginal intercourse.

  • Q&A: Masturbation Guilt And Health Problems

    Can masturbation cause health problems? One reader is concerned about masturbating "too much" and possible health problems that could result from this.

  • Q&A: Reducing Pain During First Time Sex

    The latest Kinsey Confidential podcast addresses fears from a female reader about having vaginal intercourse for the first time and the possibility of pain.

  • Looking For A Good (Gift) Book About Sex?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick gives a recommended reading list of sexuality books perfect for that hard to buy for person on your holiday list.

  • Q&A: Having Trouble Ejaculating During Sex

    A male reader new to having sex wonders why he hasn't ejaculated during vaginal intercourse and if something might be wrong with him.

  • Correct Condom Use Video

    We hear about condoms frequently breaking or not working properly, but this is largely due to some people just not knowing how to correctly use them.