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A 18-year-old female asked:

i heard doing sex for the first time is painful because of hymen. can the hymen be broken before i have sex?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Hymen: You may or may not experience much pain. But if you are concerned then yes the hymen can be excised beforehand - make sure it is done under sterile conditions so you not get an infection.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

Trying to have sex for the first time but its just so painful for me so I make him stop. Is my hymen too small? Any ways to make it go in easier?

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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Coital pain: Vaginal dilators can help. Vaginal lubrication like k-y jelly can also help.

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