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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Fibroids: Why the System Fails Black Women

Fibroids: Why the System Fails Black Women

From quality of life impact to unethical insura...

From quality of life impact to unethical insurance coverage practices to racism, fibroids don’t receive nearly the attention they deserve.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids 101

Fibroids! What are they good for? Absolutely no...

Fibroids! What are they good for? Absolutely nothin’.

An Expert’s Top 7 Tips for Postpartum Sex

An Expert’s Top 7 Tips for Postpartum Sex

by Allison Danish, MPH We get the skinny from l...

by Allison Danish, MPH We get the skinny from licensed couples and sex therapist Heather Davidson. Having a baby is hard work. The body goes throug...

Post-Baby Sex: Why Does it Hurt?

Post-Baby Sex: Why Does it Hurt?

Postpartum sex isn’t always comfy. We explore w...

Postpartum sex isn’t always comfy. We explore why with help from an expert.

Why is Sex Painful? Pt. II

Why is Sex Painful? Pt. II

Let's talk “superficial” or “primary” dyspareun...

Let's talk “superficial” or “primary” dyspareunia, pain felt in the vulva and/or the entrance of the vagina.

Why is Sex Painful? Pt. I

Why is Sex Painful? Pt. I

The most common reasons why you might be feelin...

The most common reasons why you might be feeling deep pelvic pain during or after sex.

The Joy of Anatomy

The Joy of Anatomy

It doesn’t hurt to brush up on anatomy.

It doesn’t hurt to brush up on anatomy.