Q&A: I Experience Pain During Sex. How Can I Learn To Relax?

For many years, vaginismus was considered to be a condition that involved the muscles around the vagina going into involuntary spasms, thus preventing penetration. However, research has been mixed on this feature of the condition, with quite a few doctors and researchers being unable to find any evidence of actual muscle spasms.

Q&A: My Partner Experiences Pain During Penetrative Sex

There are many different reasons why a woman may experience chronic genital pain. Some women may have skin sensitivities or allergies that cause the genital skin to become easily irritated in response to chemicals in laundry detergent, bath wash, soap, lubricants, or condoms.

Q&A: When I Haven’t Had Sex For A While, I Bleed A Lot. Why?

Try using a water-based or silicone-based lubricant to make sex more comfortable and pleasurable and to reduce the risk of tearing. You might also try sex positions that give you more control so that you can make sure the sex that you do have is gentle in terms of impact and the way that it feels.

Q&A: Pain From Using A New Vibrator

Vibrators are commonly used by women and men, and they are rarely associated with negative side effects such as discomfort, pain or injury. That said, vaginal sex, anal sex and masturbation – with or without a vibrator – can all result in negative side effects such as genital itching, burning, irritation or tearing.