Many people experience painful sex while they’re breastfeeding (chestfeeding/bodyfeeding). What’s that about? Obviously your boobs/chest aren’t directly involved with your genitals, so why would breastfeeding (chestfeeding/bodyfeeding) make it harder to get it on? Let’s take a look.
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Learn from it all. The stories and science behind painful sex and what we can do about it.
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 genitourinary reconstruction to help answer these questions.
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 you turned on, engaged, and keep your mind from running through that grocery list. Again.
In the case of painful sex, there’s one super simple, very affordable, incredibly accessible answer to so many problems: Personal lubricant. Lube, lube, lube! Say it with us again: LUBE! While it won't solve every problem, it's a great place to start.
Pain during sex is, unfortunately, really common for people with vaginas and vulvas, whether they’re cisgender women or they are transgender or non-binary people who were assigned female at birth (AFAB). And while vaginal pain in cisgender women is understudied, vaginal or frontal hole opening pain in transgender men or trans masculine people taking testosterone is even less so.
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 (hello bodily fluids, goodbye sleep). And while we as a society don’t like to talk about it much, one of those challenges might be painful sex.
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 okay? What’s not okay? What can you expect when you’re expecting?
Experiencing painful sex during pregnancy is an all-too-common experience. Anywhere from 10-69% of pregnant people experience pain during vaginal intercourse, depending on the trimester. But why does it happen and what can you do about it?
When Eric,* 40, turned 13, his dad gave him a purity ring.
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 likelihood that there is still shame around sex. This article is not intended to discourage religion but to shed light on how some religious practices deeply hurt people and their sexualities.
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 during sex.
Vaginismus is a condition that can cause a lotta strife in the bedroom. But what is it? And why does it happen?
Getting an endometriosis diagnosis—or even suspecting you have it—can feel really scary. But it’s important to know that there are treatment options that can really help with symptoms, health care practitioners who know their stuff and want to help, and researchers working every year to make advances in endo diagnosis and treatment.
Let’s take a look at orgasms and endometriosis. What’s going on? And is it possible for people in pain to find relief?
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. Here are Dr. Rawlin’s expert tips on the best penetrative sex positions for people with endometriosis.
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 penetration. In fact, there might even be some benefits to taking penetration off the menu for a bit.
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 awareness are great ways to remind your body that you are safe and that sex should be pain-free!
If Europeans were into smaller penises for literal centuries—why are so obsessed with big dicks in the United States these days?
Today’s all about unmasking the culprit behind painful sex—is it the cervix… or something else?
What does the research say is happening in doctor’s offices and what’s their sexual health training like? Let’s get into it.
Studies tell a grim tale: healthcare professionals provide worse care to women and people with vaginas simply because of their gender or their bodies. Of course, this isn’t always the case...
Now that we're gotten a handle on current theories about why humans developed larger penises in the first place—let's flip over the ol' sandglass and take a trip back in time.
At Ohnut, we are intimately aware of the realities of painful sex—and the myths too. When we look at how people on the internet typically talk about pain during penetration, it’s usually chalked up to three words: Dick Too Big. And while a lot of the time painful sex isn’t about big dicks… sometimes it is.
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...
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 expect at your visit?
It started with a pandemic. As confusing and devastating as it was, it was also a time to get creative.
A festive celebration of moderately inappropriate Ohnut nicknames.
By the 8th grade, the wealthiest (top 10% household income) students are 3 to 4 years ahead of the poorest (bottom 10% of household income) students.
In 56 of the US's largest cities, your zip code can mean a 20-30 year difference in how long you live.
There are many reasons these issues persist for BIPOC in healthcare, and an important piece of this puzzle resides in a lack of culturally competent care for BIPOC people.
Queer BIPOC are one of the most at-risk groups, with the least research dedicated to helping them.
Is WAP (“wet ass pussy”) a feminist anthem? Yes. Do Cardi and Meg talk about kegels in a sexual context? Why, yes. Yes, they do. And that’s why we’re here today.
by Allison Danish, MPH J. Marion Sims, the "father of modern gynecology," gained his title by performing unanesthetized surgical experiments on en...
This company was founded in frustration with a healthcare system that largely ignores and actively silences the voices of the marginalized — and we all collectively need to acknowledge the distinct pain Black people have endured from the very people who are supposed to help heal it.
While things are starting to open back up, it’s still important to keep distance. Hang in there!
It's a universal truth that the ones who know us best can push our buttons the most. Throw in a global pandemic, and tensions can rise.
When there's a global pandemic, photoshoots go DIY.
Couples look forward to so many things when they think about living with one another…being trapped with your partner under quarantine during a global pandemic is NOT one of them.
When sex doesn't always feel great, being stuck inside with a partner & told that everyone is having more sex than ever can be... well, a challenge.
Boogie down with yourself (or your household or your friends via Google Hangout)!
Sometimes sex can be daunting or a sticky point in relationships. Smooching like a pooch takes the pressure off.
Contrary to what every show on the CW would have you believe, romantic relationships aren’t just about sex—and sex isn’t the only way to be intimate.
Ever kept quiet during sex when something felt a little off because you didn’t want to ruin the moment? Us too.
Back by popular demand! The remix. On the first day of Ohnut, my true love gave to me...
It’ll never feel convenient—but you’re a human being and you’re not “supposed” to be convenient. In the end, a supportive partner (you know, one...
I heard my dad say “penis” for the first time ever at the Philadelphia Trans(gender) Wellness Conference.