• Q&A: Does It Hurt To Tear Your Hymen?

    Some women find initial penetration to be just somewhat uncomfortable and others find it painful.

  • Q&A: Why Do I Have So Much Pain During Sex?

    Please know that sex doesn’t have to hurt and there are often good treatments and therapies available to help improve your sexual experiences.

  • Q&A: My Stamina Bothers My Sexual Partners

    We don’t know the ratio of women who want or need one orgasm to feel satisfied with sex compared to those who enjoy multiple orgasms, or even no orgasms.

  • Q&A: I Experience Pain During Sex. How Can I Learn To Relax?

    Often, women who feel that they are not able to experience vaginal penetration are given a diagnosis of vaginismus.

  • Q&A: What Can Be Done About Vaginal Pain During Sex?

    As many as 10-15% of women experience chronic genital pain. In this episode, Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question about vaginal pain during sex.

  • 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: Alternative Ways To Get Pregnant Without Having Intercourse

    Question from a reader who wants to get pregnant but has pain with vaginal intercourse. Are there alternative options for getting pregnant?

  • 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.

  • Q&A: Sex Is Painful For My Girlfriend

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about what might be causing painful sex for the female partner in a heterosexual couple.

  • Q&A: Partner Has A Large Penis, How To Make Sex More Pleasurable

    A female reader asks about how to make sex more pleasurable when her male partner has a large penis.