• 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: 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: Yeast Infection From Oral Sex?

    Information about the various causes of yeast infections and the possibility of cunnilingus causing a yeast infection in a female partner.

  • Q&A: Water in Vagina From Bathing or Swimming

    A female reader has concerns about water getting into her vagina during baths or swimming and then leaking out later.

  • Are You Curious About the Clitoris?

    Many women and men are curious about a woman's clitoris - after all, it is sometimes described as a woman's "pleasure center."

  • Vulva Puppet – Education And Fun Combined!

    As a sexual health educator, one of my favorite teaching tools has long been my Wondrous Vulva Puppet.

  • Q&A: Dry Vaginal Lips, Preventing Dry Itchy Vagina

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about preventing vaginal dryness or treating dryness in and around the vagina or vulva.

  • Q&A: Semen Allergy: Could I Be Allergic to My Boyfriend’s Semen?

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a question from a female reader who is having a reaction to her partner's semen. Could it be a semen allergy?

  • Q&A: Sex Is Painful For My Girlfriend

    Dr. Debby Herbenick answers a reader's question about what might be causing painful sex for the female partner in a heterosexual couple.