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: Vaginal Tearing and Healing Time

How long does it take for the vagina to heal from tears (tears from sex)? If one had consensual sexual intercourse 2 weeks ago and had some vaginal tearing, could it be re-irritated by sex, fingering, other foreplay? Is it possible to obtain tears in the vagina if the male only penetrated once and then withdrew?