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Why does my vagina hurt when my partner and I first start having sex and sometimes when we're going slow?
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Brian Fishman
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In brief: Lack of lubrication
Dyspareunia is pain during sexual intercourse and is most commonly due to friction from inadequate natural lubrication.
This can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from psychological to hormonal (more dryness with lower hormones), but is usually not due to a lack of interest or sexual attraction to one's partner. Using an over-the-counter lubricant (ky jelly) or consulting the doctor can help.

In brief: Lack of lubrication
Dyspareunia is pain during sexual intercourse and is most commonly due to friction from inadequate natural lubrication.
This can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from psychological to hormonal (more dryness with lower hormones), but is usually not due to a lack of interest or sexual attraction to one's partner. Using an over-the-counter lubricant (ky jelly) or consulting the doctor can help.
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