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: 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.

  • Q&A: The Hymen And Bleeding During First Time Intercourse

    A male reader wonders if a woman always has vaginal bleeding the first time she has sex and why his girlfriend did not.

  • Q&A: Male Arousal And Erection Control

    A reader wonders why their boyfriend cannot control his erections when he sees an attractive woman.

  • Q&A: How To Last Longer In Bed And Stop Premature Ejaculation

    Q&A about how to stop premature ejaculation or rapid ejaculation in order to last longer during sex.

  • Am I Ready for Sex? How Do I Know?

    Are you ready for sex? Here are some important questions to ask yourself before becoming sexually active with another person.

  • Q&A: Frequent Masturbation And Premature Ejaculation

    A reader asks if frequent masturbation could be part of the cause of premature ejaculation and what he might be able to do about it.

  • Q&A: Average Penis Size: Is My Penis Large Enough?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a male reader who is worried about the size of his penis compared to the previous partners of his girlfriend