• 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 Vagina Tightens Up And I Can’t Have Sex

    Some women, when they try to experience vaginal penetration, find that they feel unable to accept their partner’s penis or fingers into their vagina.

  • A Woman’s Orgasm Mapped Using fMRI

    One woman's orgasm is mapped out on an fMRI to help us understand how the brain functions during orgasm.

  • Q&A Intensity Of G Spot Orgasms

    Female ejaculation – which some people call “squirting” – happens as a result of G Spot stimulation or other types of sexual stimulation to some women.

  • Q&A: Can I Get My Virginity Back?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a young female reader's questions about virginity, specifically if it is possible to "get her virginity back" after having had sex.

  • Q&A: HPV And Genital Warts: Are They Contagious?

    HPV is extremely common and, although most sexually active women and men have been exposed to HPV, not everyone who has HPV knows that they have it.

  • Q&A: Is It Too Late For Abstinence?

    Just as people have different definitions of what it means to “have sex," there are also varied definitions of abstinence.

  • 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: Readiness For Sex: Trouble With Penis-Vagina Intercourse

    Advice for a young couple who are having trouble with penis in vagina intercourse.

  • Q&A: Defining Virginity And Pre-Marital Sex

    A reader asks about how to define virginity and issues to consider around having pre-marital (or non-marital) sex

  • Q&A: HPV Transmission Risk From Oral Sex

    A male reader has learned that his girlfriend had HPV and received treatment. He asks what his risk of contracting the virus is, especially from oral sex