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Hello, Since my I've had a hysterectomy, and then had chemo and intense radiation, including Brachy, love making with mt boyfriend is very very painful... One of my oncologists suggested a "dilator"?... but that would be weird for me. Any advice? Thank you, Nik
Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have been through much. Chemotherapy and Brachy radiation to the area can cause vaginal dryness and pain with a loss of elasticity. This may be why your oncologist suggested dilation. Dilators come in graduated sizes to gradually and gently stretch the vagina over time so that penile penetration and pelvic examination can be possible. It is... Read Full Answer
I am married my wife not interest sex how to self sex pls help me
Hi, Thanks for writing. Every person’s desire for sex is different, and it can also change over the course of one’s lifetime. Sex drive can also be affected by health conditions, and stress. Talking to your wife about her health, mental health, and stress may be a good idea. In terms of having sex by yourself, there are lots of ways to have pleasure on your own. As a starting point, have a... Read Full Answer
My girlfriend and I are in an open relationship. We are fluid bonded (we only have unprotected sex with each other). Recently, she has been experiencing pain during and after sex, despite ample lubrication. Occasionally, after sex, she has shooting pain inside and in her lower back. This does not happen when she has protected sex with other partners. We have both been tested and are STI free. What could cause this and what solutions could there be, other than us wearing condoms?
Hi, thanks for your question. It may be a simple difference of positioning with different partners. When a woman is underneath with legs bent back for deep penetration then there is a lot of contact with the cervix and a lot of pressure on her lower back. However, it’s important your partner consider seeing a doctor for a medical assessment about these symptoms. Testing... Read Full Answer
I am 21 years old, and for as long as I can remember I have been terrified of inserting things inside my vagina. I have never had sex, used a tampon or even been able to insert a finger because I'm afraid it will hurt so bad. Is there any way for me to get over this fear and do I need counselling of some sort to get past this. I did some research and discovered a condition called vaginismus and I think I may have it?
Hi Vaginismus is when a woman gets involuntary tightening of the muscles around the vagina whenever penetration is attempted. This can make it painful to insert anything into the vagina and very frustrating for the person mentally. Vaginismus is common and can be treated. There are a number of different reasons why this can happen e.g. past experiences, physical conditions, psychological... Read Full Answer
What can I do for premature ejackulation?
Hi Premature ejaculation can be a common concern for men. Our service specialises in sexually transmitted infections (STI), so we do not have expertise in this area. It can be difficult to give suggestions over the internet for this concern as a health professional would need to take many different factors into consideration. For example person’s age, how long does sex last, medical history,... Read Full Answer