• Q&A Pregnancy Without Penetration?

    Rubbing genitals together does not result in pregnancy – at least as long as no semen gets inside the vagina or too close to the vaginal entrance.

  • Q&A: Do Women And Men Received Pleasure From Anal Penetration?

    In our recent survey, we found that 45% of women in some age groups had received anal sex, but that doesn’t mean they all received pleasure from it.

  • 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: Virginity And Overcoming Uncomfortable Sex

    A female reader asks about having sex for the first time with some uncomfortable results. What can she do to overcome the anxiety around having sex?

  • Q&A: I Can’t Have Penetrative Sex, Can I Still Get Pregnant?

    In order to have the best chances of becoming pregnant, you will want to have your partner ejaculate at your vaginal opening in the days prior to ovulation.

  • 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: Anal Sex: Cleanliness And Avoiding Pain

    People rarely talk to each other about anal sex, which can leave many people feeling confused or uncertain about how to try this particular sexual behavior.

  • Q&A: Pain From Using A New Vibrator

    Using a new vibrator can be a fun experience, but one reader wonders if they could have injured themselves with the new toy.

  • 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: Small Vagina And How To Have Comfortable Sex

    How to deal with a smaller vagina and steps to make sex comfortable for both partners.

  • Q&A: Vaginal Bleeding During And After Sex

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