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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yes: Many women find that penetration that contacts the cervix is uncomfortable, and feedback to your partner can help him avoid that. If you are aski... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible: Even if the hymen is not intact, the hymenal remnants at the opening of the vagina will likely stretch a bit when sexual relations are initiated. Tha... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Second opinion: While a normal physical exam is reassuring, there are many causes of pain during sex. Pain during entry can be caused by an infection, vestibulitis, ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Varies..: In general, if gentle, careful, use plenty of lubrication and lots of foreplay, loss of virginity should not be excessively painful. The hymen does no... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
Painful sex: The tissues around your genital area/vagina may have been irritated during your first sexual encounter (this is very common). It could take a couple o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Lube: Use a lubricant and if it is still a problem,see a gynecologist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not ready?: To lubricate you need to be emotionally available. If you don't lubricate enough then dry vagina would hurt with intercourse. Maybe you want to use wa... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
LUBRICANT: Use a lubricant each time and fore play will also help. If this doesn,t help see your GYN doctor
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Painful coitus: Vaginal intercourse can be painful if there is not sufficient vaginal lubrication, if there is a discrepancy and incompatibility in anatomic sizes, if... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 22 years experience
It's complicated : Assuming you are having consensual sex, usually pain can be from decreased lubrication. Speak to your partner about your needs in terms of the arousal... Read More

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