Sex is painful, is something wrong?


Not necessarily. A lot of people will experience pain during sex at some point in their lives for lots of different reasons. Your genitals are very sensitive and sex can be sore if you have sharp nails, don’t use enough lubrication or are too rough.

Pain can also be a sign that you have an STI, or thrush, a urinary tract infection like cystitis or another medical problems like Vulvodynia. If you’re experiencing pain during sex, speak to a doctor or nurse so they can help you find out why. Tell your partner too so they know what does and doesn’t hurt you.