• Q&A: Why Do I Bleed After Sex?

    You might also try using a water-based lubricant during sex. After all, sex is full of friction.

  • Q&A: I Cut My Vagina While Masturbating With A Lint Roller

    Using a lint roller handle to masturbate may have irritated the fairly-sensitive vagina.

  • 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: I Bled During Fingering. Should I Be Concerned?

    Cuts that result from sex play are quite small and often heal well on their own. Occasionally, vaginal cuts may require medical attention for proper healing.

  • Q&A: Vaginal Tearing During Intercourse, Fingering

    It is indeed possible to experience vaginal bleeding from either fingering or penile penetration.

  • Q&A: Does Vaginal Bleeding After Sex Reduce Pregnancy Risk?

    Vaginal bleeding after having sex for the first time is fairly common for women. What about the second time? Is it related to pregnancy risk?

  • Q&A: Sex During Your Period And Increased Bleeding

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a reader about sex during menstruation and the possibility of vaginal intercourse causing more bleeding.

  • Q&A: Non-Lubricated Condoms And Vaginal Bleeding

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about the possibility of non-lubricated condoms causing vaginal bleeding after intercourse.

  • Q&A: Vaginal Bleeding During And After Sex

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