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Learn from it all. The stories and science behind painful sex and what we can do about it.

Why is sex painful when you're breastfeeding?

Why is sex painful when you're breastfeeding?

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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6 Tips for More Mindful Sex

6 Tips for More Mindful Sex

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.

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The Definitive Guide to Lube

The Definitive Guide to Lube

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.

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Can Taking Testosterone Cause Painful Sex?

Can Taking Testosterone Cause Painful Sex?

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.

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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 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. 

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5 Best Sex Positions for Pregnancy

5 Best Sex Positions for Pregnancy

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?

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Religious Trauma + Painful Sex

Religious Trauma + Painful Sex

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.

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Endometriosis 101

Endometriosis 101

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.

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Endometriosis + Orgasms

Endometriosis + Orgasms

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

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5 Best Sex Positions for People with Endometriosis

5 Best Sex Positions for People with Endometriosis

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. 

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7 Ways to Get Sexy—Without Penetration

7 Ways to Get Sexy—Without Penetration

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.

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The 5 Best Stretches for Painful Sex

The 5 Best Stretches for Painful Sex

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!

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

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

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...

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Is bigger really better? The history of the big dick Pt. I

Is bigger really better? The history of the big dick Pt. I

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. 

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Anal Sex: Why Does It Hurt?

Anal Sex: Why Does It Hurt?

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...

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The History of Medicine and Black Pain

The History of Medicine and Black Pain

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.

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