Painful Intercourse: What’s Normal and What’s NOT

When is it time to see the gyno?

Having painful intercourse? Vulvas, cervixes, and vaginas are complex, so it’s very important that everyone with a vagina pay attention to their health down there. This includes unusual pains, abnormal discharge, funky smells, and more. Even what you eat and drink, the kind of panties you wear, and what you use to wash with can affect your bits. It’s not easy having and caring for a vagina.

While it’s not uncommon to have pain during penetration, it should not be a reoccurring thing. There could be a number of reasons why it’s happening. Some discomforts can be resolved easily at home, but sometimes it’s medical and requires a visit to your gynecologist.

Check out common issues that cause painful intercourse.

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