• Q&A: I Had Quickie Sex, Now I’m Bleeding

    When a woman feels sexually aroused or has sex, it typically takes some time for sufficient vaginal lubrication to kick in.

  • 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: I Experience Vulva Pain Before And After Sex. What Can I Do?

    Any time a woman is experiencing pain in connection with sex, I recommend she check in with a health care provider for a check-up.

  • Q&A: I Had Never Experienced Painful Sex Until Recently

    For some women, sex is painful when they first start having it or if they jump into sex without much foreplay or chance for the vagina to become lubricated.

  • Q&A: Aging and Changes In Sexual Desire

    More often these days, people are talking more openly about desire - including how desire often changes throughout one's lifetime.

  • 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.