Painful sex: Don’t be afraid to talk to your partner

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In Milli’s Peer & Pro Tip, Peer Shelby Hadden and Pro Stephanie Prendergast share advice and expertise about why women experience painful sex and how they can get help.

Talking to your partner

According to The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 30% of women report feeling pain during vaginal intercourse. Whether you have recently encountered difficult penetration due to menopause or other reasons that cause discomfort to your vaginal opening, you still have the right to have pleasurable sex. Women are 100% empowered to tell their partner that they are experiencing discomfort with sexual …