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5 Best Sex Positions for People with Endometriosis

Because endometriosis can cause everything from abdominal tenderness to bloating to bladder problems to deep pelvic pain, it’s super common for people with endo to experience pain during sex.

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7 Positions to Try if Sex Hurts

7 Positions to Try if Sex Hurts

Pain during sex can be caused by a variety of f...

Pain during sex can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical conditions, trauma, or a lack of lubrication. But, whatever the cause, the...

A PT's Guide to Constipation

A PT's Guide to Constipation

What happens when you’re chronically constipate...

What happens when you’re chronically constipated or frequently straining on the toilet? What do we do then?

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The Menopause Gift Guide

Menopause isn't always kind. So give a gift tha...

Menopause isn't always kind. So give a gift that keeps on giving to a special someone in your life whose ovaries have retired.

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The Vaginismus Gift Guide

While some people give socks, you’re going to s...

While some people give socks, you’re going to show up with a thoughtful, helpful, lovely gift this year–for the person in your life who’s suffering...

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The Endometriosis Gift Guide

Wouldn’t it be extra thoughtful to get a gift t...

Wouldn’t it be extra thoughtful to get a gift to help ease the (literal) pain of the endo badass in your life?

Why It's Important to Wash Your Sex Toys

Why It's Important to Wash Your Sex Toys

When it comes to sex toys, you really have to c...

When it comes to sex toys, you really have to clean them after every use — and, yes, that includes external vibrators. But, luckily, the most impor...

Are Your Meds Cock-Blocking You?

Are Your Meds Cock-Blocking You?

If depression tanked your libido, wouldn’t it f...

If depression tanked your libido, wouldn’t it follow that the medication used to treat it would bring your desire roaring back? You’d think so but ...

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Are My Partner and I Sexually Incompatible?

The term sexual incompatibility isn’t useful if...

The term sexual incompatibility isn’t useful if your goal is to figure out how to have a mutually pleasurable sex life with your partner. Instead, ...

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How Do Anxiety and Intrusive Thoughts Affect Sex?

A very special brand of anxiety, intrusive thou...

A very special brand of anxiety, intrusive thoughts are “unwanted thoughts, images, impulses, or urges.” And while it would be wonderful if thought...

Ohnut Travel Dos and Don'ts

Ohnut Travel Dos and Don'ts

Whether you’re reading this at the height of su...

Whether you’re reading this at the height of summer travel season or any other time of the year, here are our Official Ohnut Travel Tips. 

Why is sex painful when you're breastfeeding?

Why is sex painful when you're breastfeeding?

Many people experience painful sex while they’r...

Many people experience painful sex while they’re breastfeeding (chestfeeding/bodyfeeding). What’s that about? Obviously your boobs/chest aren’t dir...

MtF Bottom Surgery + Painful Sex

MtF Bottom Surgery + Painful Sex

Why can sex hurt post-bottom surgery and what c...

Why can sex hurt post-bottom surgery and what can you do about it? We talked to Dr. Gladys Ng, a board certified urologist with a special focus on ...

6 Tips for More Mindful Sex

6 Tips for More Mindful Sex

The mind is our biggest sex organ — but it’s no...

The mind is our biggest sex organ — but it’s not always so easy to get it to play nicely. Working mindfulness into your sex practice will help keep...

The Definitive Guide to Lube

The Definitive Guide to Lube

In the case of painful sex, there’s one super s...

In the case of painful sex, there’s one super simple, very affordable, incredibly accessible answer to so many problems: Personal lubricant. Lube, ...

Can Taking Testosterone Cause Painful Sex?

Can Taking Testosterone Cause Painful Sex?

Pain during sex is, unfortunately, really commo...

Pain during sex is, unfortunately, really common for people with vaginas and vulvas, whether they’re cisgender women or they are transgender or non...

A Dad's Guide to Painful Sex

A Dad's Guide to Painful Sex

Being a new parent is tough. While it’s a time ...

Being a new parent is tough. While it’s a time of wonder and excitement as you get to know this new, small person—it can come with some challenges ...

5 Best Sex Positions for Pregnancy

5 Best Sex Positions for Pregnancy

While there are plenty of tips out there for ge...

While there are plenty of tips out there for getting pregnant, there seems to be a lot less info about having sex when you’re pregnant. But what’s ...

Pregnancy + Painful Sex

Pregnancy + Painful Sex

Experiencing painful sex during pregnancy is an...

Experiencing painful sex during pregnancy is an all-too-common experience. Anywhere from 10-69% of pregnant people experience pain during vaginal i...

Religious Trauma + Painful Sex

Religious Trauma + Painful Sex

One of the most common ways folks are shamed in...

One of the most common ways folks are shamed in religion is through sexuality—even if someone is comfortable having sex, there's a massive likeliho...

Can sexual trauma cause painful sex?

Can sexual trauma cause painful sex?

The aftereffects of an assault can last way bey...

The aftereffects of an assault can last way beyond the assault itself. And while every survivor is different, one of those effects may be pain duri...

Vaginismus 101

Vaginismus 101

Vaginismus is a condition that can cause a lott...

Vaginismus is a condition that can cause a lotta strife in the bedroom. But what is it? And why does it happen? 

Endometriosis 101

Endometriosis 101

Getting an endometriosis diagnosis—or even susp...

Getting an endometriosis diagnosis—or even suspecting you have it—can feel really scary. But it’s important to know that there are treatment option...

Endometriosis + Orgasms

Endometriosis + Orgasms

Let’s take a look at orgasms and endometriosis....

Let’s take a look at orgasms and endometriosis. What’s going on? And is it possible for people in pain to find relief? 

5 Best Sex Positions for People with Endometriosis

5 Best Sex Positions for People with Endometriosis

While each person’s pain and experience is uniq...

While each person’s pain and experience is unique to them, there are some general tips that can help reduce (or even eliminate) pain during sex. He...

7 Ways to Get Sexy—Without Penetration

7 Ways to Get Sexy—Without Penetration

Penetrative sex isn’t always on the table. Be i...

Penetrative sex isn’t always on the table. Be it because of pain, stress, chronic illness, you name it—it’s okay if your play doesn’t include penet...

The 5 Best Stretches for Painful Sex

The 5 Best Stretches for Painful Sex

Pain during sex happens for a lot of reasons. O...

Pain during sex happens for a lot of reasons. One of the usual suspects is high tone in the pelvic floor. Stretching and pelvic floor muscle awaren...

Painful Sex: Is the Cervix to Blame?

Painful Sex: Is the Cervix to Blame?

Today’s all about unmasking the culprit behind ...

Today’s all about unmasking the culprit behind painful sex—is it the cervix… or something else?

I'm Not Ovary-Acting Pt. I: The Results

I'm Not Ovary-Acting Pt. I: The Results

Studies tell a grim tale: healthcare profession...

Studies tell a grim tale: healthcare professionals provide worse care to women and people with vaginas simply because of their gender or their bodi...

Postpartum Pleasure

Postpartum Pleasure

Have fun in your lovin’ with a bun in the oven!

Have fun in your lovin’ with a bun in the oven!

Anal Sex: Why Does It Hurt?

Anal Sex: Why Does It Hurt?

by Allison Danish, MPH Anal sex! It’s happening...

by Allison Danish, MPH Anal sex! It’s happening aaaall around us. And has probably been happening since the dawn of buttholes—just look at this pot...

What to Expect at Your Postpartum Visit

What to Expect at Your 6-8 Week Postpartum Visit

Ahhhh, the postpartum visit. You’ve had a baby ...

Ahhhh, the postpartum visit. You’ve had a baby and now you’re back at the doc’s office 6 weeks later. But why is it important? And what can you exp...

Pelvic Gym: Behind the Scenes

Pelvic Gym: Behind the Scenes

It started with a pandemic. As confusing and de...

It started with a pandemic. As confusing and devastating as it was, it was also a time to get creative. 

The Racist History of Gynecology

The Racist History of Gynecology

by Allison Danish, MPH J. Marion Sims, the "fa...

by Allison Danish, MPH J. Marion Sims, the "father of modern gynecology," gained his title by performing unanesthetized surgical experiments on en...

The History of Medicine and Black Pain

The History of Medicine and Black Pain

This company was founded in frustration with a ...

This company was founded in frustration with a healthcare system that largely ignores and actively silences the voices of the marginalized — and we...