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: Yeast Infection From Oral Sex?

My wife and I used to have oral sex once in a while and both enjoyed it. Now she says when I give her oral pleasure she says she gets a yeast infection and she won’t let me do it anymore. I don’t think she gets an infection if she performs fellatio on me prior to intercourse. Is a yeast infection possible from oral sex?

Q&A: Water in Vagina From Bathing or Swimming

Sometimes when I take baths I have an issue with water getting into my vagina. I usually do not realize when this happens. It will go unnoticed for a while, even a couple of hours sometimes. When the water works its way out it is usually enough to soak through my panties.

Are You Curious About the Clitoris?

Many women and men are curious about a woman’s clitoris – after all, it is sometimes described as a woman’s “pleasure center” and has a known link to female orgasm.

In teaching human sexuality classes here at Indiana University, quite a few students have asked me [more after the jump]

Vulva Puppet – Education And Fun Combined!

As a sexual health educator, one of my favorite teaching tools has long been my Wondrous Vulva Puppet that I purchased a few years ago from the Good Vibrations store in Berkeley, California. I think it’s such an effective tool that I even took it on the Tyra Banks Show last year to teach women about this important part of their bodies.

Q&A: Semen Allergy: Could I Be Allergic to My Boyfriend’s Semen?

When my boyfriend and I have sex and he ejaculates inside me, I get a really bad burning feeling in my vagina. It gets red, too. It just feels very irritated; this only started recently. Assuming we’re STI-free (we plan on getting tested next week), could I be allergic to his semen?

Q&A: Sex Is Painful For My Girlfriend

My girlfriend and I have been trying to have sex for the past few months. Each time we try the experience is painful for her. We stop trying because the pain is uncomfortable for her. We expected this the first few times, but it has not gotten any better. Is there anything that we can do to make the experience better for her?