Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Most women experience minor vaginal problems from time to time. These problems can be related to menstrual cycles, sex, infection, birth control methods, aging, medicines, or changes after pregnancy. A change in your normal vaginal discharge may be the first sign of a vaginal problem.
Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching
Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching | ACOG
In-depth interviews were conducted with 81 Black MSM ages 20—39 years who were purposively recruited from four townships. The semi-structured interviews addressed sexual behavior and identity, alcohol use, and safer sex. Pain during RAI was brought up by many participants without specific prompting from the interviewer. Analysis of the interview transcripts revealed that pain was a common feature of first RAI experiences but was not limited to first-time experiences. The participants attributed pain during RAI to partner characteristics, interpersonal dynamics, lack of lubricant, and alcohol use or non-use.
The vagina may become sore during or after sex for several reasons. For example, causes may include friction, infections, allergies, and trauma. Treatments vary depending on the cause.
Dry sex is also used to describe the act of intercourse with an unlubricated vagina. To achieve this effect, people insert things like chalk or sand into their vagina, or douche with caustic agents like detergent, antiseptic, and even alcohol and bleach. Blame it on a combination of complex biological, economic, and cultural factors — and a lack of access to accurate sex education.