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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Vaginismus

If your vagina won't let anything in, you're not broken. You may have vaginismus. Read what you can do to help.

Products to Ease Painful Sex

Products to Ease Painful Sex

If you're experiencing painful sex, you're not alone. Talk to your health care professional to see what can help ease your pain, and you may want to try these products.

What Happens When You Want to Have Sex, But It Hurts?

What Happens When You Want to Have Sex, But It Hurts?

For many women, sex can become painful and difficult around menopause. While the symptoms of estrogen loss can be distressing, they can almost always be treated.

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What's Happening to My Vagina During Menopause?

A group of menopausal symptoms previously known as vulvovaginal atrophy and now known genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM or GUSM) can cause vaginal dryness and other problems.

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If You Experience Post-Menopausal Painful Sex, Speak Up!

It's an awkward conversation that will help you to once again have a sex life. Totally worth it.

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When Sex Hurts, It's Time to Seek Help

When sex hurts and you associate it with fear, anxiety and pain, it's time to seek help. Painful sex is not normal, and there are things you can do to make it better.

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When Sex Gives You More Pain Than Pleasure

Get to the bottom of this issue, so you can enjoy sex again.

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Painful Sex After 50

There are many reasons sex may be painful as you get older—one is your vagina gets drier and less elastic. It helps to know the symptoms and what you can do about it.

Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?

Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?

If your vagina burns during sex, you may have this condition.

When Sex Hurts

When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.