Painful sex can happen for all kinds of reasons, including medical conditions like STIs, pelvic inflammatory disease, or vaginismus. Your body might not naturally produce enough lubrication or the cause could be psychological, like the result of anxiety issues. Or you might not have found the positions that work best for your bod.
If you’ve been fully checked out by a doctor, are with someone you really, really want inside of you, and it still hurts, here are some positions to help you deal with painful sex.
Here’s how to deal if things don’t feel the way they should.