Painful s ex can happen for all kinds of reasons, including medical conditions like S TIs, pel vic inflammatory disease, or vag inismus. Your body might not naturally produce enough lubr ication or the cause could be psychological, like the result of anxiety issues. Or you might not have found the pos itions that work best for your bod.
If you’ve been fully checked out by a doctor, are with someone you really, really want ins ide of you, and it still hurts, here are some positions to help you deal with painful s ex.
1. The Sl ip ‘N S lide
If you’re really into it, but your vag ina didn’t get the memo: The easiest fix if you’re Sahara-dry even though the rest of you is totally on board is to add lu be. Obv. But not just a do llop of lu be, a sh it-ton of it. Get him on his knees and smear lub e up the inside of his th ighs, all over his sh aft, ba lls, and head. Smear more on your bo obs, stra ddle him and rub your slippery bo obs over his ch est. Slide onto his ju nk at your leisure, waiting ’til you’re both beyond ready. (And if you feel ready to go a little de eper, lean back on your hands and … whoa.)
2. The Ha ppy Ending
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