Q&A: I Experience Vulva Pain Before And After Sex. What Can I Do?

There are many different causes for pain during sex. Sometimes, women and their partners spend very little time in foreplay, not leaving the vagina enough time to lubricate naturally, which can be painful. If a woman has a male partner who has a large penis, or is she has a small vagina, the genital fit can be painful too.

Q&A: I Bled During Fingering. Should I Be Concerned?

To reduce the risk of vaginal cuts in the future, you may want to use a water-based or silicone-based lubricant, which can help to reduce friction. Also, some women find it more comfortable to “sit” on their partner’s finger so that they can maintain control over the pace and roughness of fingering.

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: My Clitoris And Vulva Are Fusing Together. Is This Okay?

The glans clitoris sometimes seems to fuse to the clitoral hood. Changes to the structre of the vulva, whether to the clitoris or the vaginal lips, can occur as part of menopause, when estrogen levels decrease, or as a result of a genital skin condition such as one called lichen sclerosus.