The majority of people with vaginas have painful sexual intercourse at some point in their lives.
If you can relate, this breakdown of this common issue can help you realize you’re not alone. Cristen Conger of Stuff Mom Never Told You shares some of the most common reasons why sex can hurt.
She also has some ideas on how to address these problems, so you can have less pain and more fun during sex.
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Cristen Conger joined up with HowStuffWorks.com and Discovery Communications in 2009 as a staff writer. That same year, identifying a need for more intelligent digital media by and for women, she co-created Stuff Mom Never Told You and has since honed her expertise in women, gender and sex. Cristen also contributes to Huffington Post Women, and her writing has additionally appeared on Jezebel, Bitch, MSNBC and ABC News. Follow her on Twitter @CristenConger.