• Q&A: I Am Getting Married. How Long Should Intercourse Last?

    While sex is a little different for everyone, I can assure you that most people do find time to sleep at night!

  • 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: Can I Make My Penis Grow?

    Even surgery is not often recommended, as it carries significant risks, including the risk of developing scar tissue that can affect men’s erections.

  • Q&A: Why Didn’t I Bleed When I Lost My Virginity?

    Bleeding during sex is also not a sign of being healthy or unhealthy; it’s just a reflection of how much hymen tissue a woman has, which varies for every woman.

  • Q&A I Was A Virgin, But Didn’t Bleed When I Had Sex

    There are several reasons why women may not notice any bleeding during their first sexual intercourse.

  • 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?

  • Virginity Loss: Physiological And Psychological Satisfaction

    A new study examined the satisfaction of young people's virginity loss experience.

  • 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: Vaginal Tearing During Intercourse, Fingering

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

  • 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.