There are so many ways for us to describe sex: exciting, thrilling, empowering, spine-tingling—notice how we didn't mention "painful" or "stinging. Terri-Ann Samuels, M. Thankfully, talking openly about sexual issues for women is becoming less taboo, but she says it's all about knowing the right verbiage to describe them that's important. To suss out your potential hangups, we spoke to sexologist Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.
10 Reasons Sex Can Be Painful
Is sex painful the first time? - NHS
Sex is supposed to feel good—like, toe-curling, spine-tingling, back-arching good. But recent research shows a whopping 30 percent of women are experiencing pain during the act. Though the hurt could be a symptom of a serious issue such as endometriosis, more often the cause is less grave. Read on to find sex-wrecking culprits and their cures.
Is sex painful the first time?
Sometimes getting busy is more agony than ecstasy. About 30 percent of women and 7 percent of men feel pain during vaginal sex, suggests a new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. During anal sex, pain is even more common—reported by 72 percent of women and 15 percent of men. Among men who said that sex hurt, penis pain was the top complaint. Scrotal pain and general abdominal pain were somewhat common during both types of sex, while rectal, anal, and urethral pain occurred in some men during anal sex.
From time to time I receive a query from a girlfriend wondering if her potential new partner is perhaps too large. One of the perks of having an obstetrician and gynecologist as a friend is you can ask everything — and get informed answers. I remind them that vaginas have been finely tuned by hundreds of thousands of years of evolution to stretch.