• Q&A: Are There Adverse Effects To Frequent Masturbation?

    Data from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior confirmed what previous research has found: most men and most women in the U.S. have masturbated.

  • Q&A: Vagina Hurts Or Burns, Pain After Sex

    A female reader asks if her recent vaginal pain and burning after sex are normal or signs of a more serious problem.

  • Q&A: Semen Allergy: Could I Be Allergic to My Boyfriend’s Semen?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a female reader who is having a reaction to her partner's semen. Could it be a semen allergy?

  • Q&A: My Girlfriend’s Vagina Becomes Sensitive After Orgasm

    Whenever I give my girlfriend and orgasm she always tells me to stop because her vagina becomes too sensitive to touch. Is this normal? Should we be concerned?

  • Q&A: Vaginal Bleeding During And After Sex

    There are many possible reasons for bleeding that occurs during or after intercourse.