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: I Am Scared Of Having Sex Because Of Pregnancy and Bleeding

Though not having had intercourse by age 25 is less common these days, some people choose to wait to have sex until they find the right person, relationship or situation. There is nothing wrong with not having had vaginal intercourse by age 25.

Q&A: Vaginal Clamping When Reaching Orgasm

Some people describe vaginismus, a condition that makes vaginal penetration difficult or impossible for some women, as being characterized by uncontrolled muscular spasms that are painful and prevent penetration. However, in research, these muscular spasms have not quite been identified even though women’s experience of pain in very real.

Q&A: Using Vibrator Caused Vaginal Bleeding

I am 18 years old, and recently bought a vibrator shaped like a penis to start “experimenting” with sex toys. I have never had sex, and have never done anything that involved penetrating my vagina. The first time I used the toy, I barely “put it in” and my vagina started bleeding.

Q&A: New Sex Position Is Painful

The last time my boyfriend and I had sex we decided to try a different position which he found quite enjoyable, but I unfortunately, did not. Not only was it initially painful, I also bled during this experience. Is this normal?