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.
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Learn from it all. The stories and science behind painful sex and what we can do about it.
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.
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!
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...
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by Allison Danish, MPH J. Marion Sims, the "father of modern gynecology," gained his title by performing unanesthetized surgical experiments on en...
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.
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.
Ever kept quiet during sex when something felt a little off because you didn’t want to ruin the moment? Us too.
From quality of life impact to unethical insurance coverage practices to racism, fibroids don’t receive nearly the attention they deserve.
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Let's talk “superficial” or “primary” dyspareunia, pain felt in the vulva and/or the entrance of the vagina.
The most common reasons why you might be feeling deep pelvic pain during or after sex.