• Q&A: I Experience Vaginal Tearing During Sex, Even With Lubricant

    There are some genital skin conditions that make the genital skin more vulnerable to cuts and tears. One such condition is called lichen sclerosus.

  • Q&A: My Wife Has A Sore Near Her Anus. Could It Be Herpes?

    There are various reasons why people get sores on their anal or genital area and not all of the reasons are related to sexually transmissible infections.

  • Q&A: I Bled During Fingering. Should I Be Concerned?

    Cuts that result from sex play are quite small and often heal well on their own. Occasionally, vaginal cuts may require medical attention for proper healing.

  • Q&A: Do Condoms Cause My Girlfriend To Bleed During Sex?

    Wearing a condom can add to the friction during sex. Sometimes this added friction is a welcome sensation; other times, it is not.

  • Q&A: Healing Time For Genital Cuts And Tears

    Genital cuts and tears can make sex uncomfortable and possibly increase the risk for further infection if not treated correctly.

  • Q&A: Genital Cuts, What is the Risk of a Torn Frenulum?

    A male reader wonders if forceful masturbation by a partner could cause the frenulum to tear.

  • Q&A: New Sex Position Is Painful

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a listener's question about pain with new sex positions and dealing with complications afterward from possible infection.