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 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: 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: 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: Alternative Ways To Get Pregnant Without Having Intercourse

I’ve been married for 3 years and still can’t have sex due to very painful penetration. However my husband and I would like to have a child very, very soon. We are trying to get pregnant naturally by having my husband ejaculate in my vaginal opening so that the sperm can swim through my uterus. Is it possible to get pregnant this way?