• 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: 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: My Partner Experiences Pain During Penetrative Sex

    Chronic vaginal or vulvar pain is experienced by about 10 to 15% of women in the United States.

  • Q&A: I Feel Restricted In My Sex Life With My Girlfriend

    It can be difficult not to take limits on the ways you can express your attraction to your girlfriend to heart or to feel frustrated by these restrictions.

  • 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: Vaginal Clamping When Reaching Orgasm

    It is unusual to hear of such extreme muscular contractions to the extent that sex is painful for a woman's partner.

  • Q&A: Alternative Ways To Get Pregnant Without Having Intercourse

    Question from a reader who wants to get pregnant but has pain with vaginal intercourse. Are there alternative options for getting pregnant?