• Q&A: I Chafed My Penis When I Was Masturbating

    Sometimes men masturbate with an object other than their hand, which can create excessive friction and thus pose a higher risk for irritation or chafing.

  • 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: Why Does My Girlfriend’s Vagina Get So Dry During Sex?

    Women vary in how much vaginal lubrication they produce. Young women tend to have high levels of estrogen, which influences the production of lubrication.

  • Q&A: Do Condoms Reduce Vaginal Wetness?

    As protective as condoms can be, they sometimes make sex feel more dry. Over time, the lubricant may not feel as though it is quite enough.

  • Q&A: My Vagina Has Gotten Bigger Since Giving Birth

    Although not all women notice changes in the way that sex feels after having been pregnant or given birth, some women do.

  • 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 Itching and Burning After Sex

    A female reader wonders why she is suddenly having genital irritation (burning) after sex.

  • 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.

  • Q&A: Girlfriend Has No Feeling During Sex

    Dr. Debby answers questions about why a woman might have lessened sensation during vaginal intercourse.

  • Q&A: Dry Vagina During Sex – What Can I Do?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a male reader who is concerned about a lack of vaginal lubrication making sex uncomfortable for his girlfriend.

  • Q&A: Vaginal Size, Cheating And Arousal: Did Her Vagina Get Wider?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a male reader's question about the changing shape of the vagina during arousal and if vaginas get larger through sexual activity.