By Petra Boynton. You may be reassured to learn that you are not alone. Here are just a few recent examples from other people with similar worries:.
You probably remember hearing the rumor somewhere in the hallways of your middle school, maybe even before you were fully sure about what "sex" was: If you've got a vagina, the first time you have sex is going to be unpleasant and probably painful. Obviously this rumor is an incredible bummer, and it's one that's not fair. On top of all the other things our young middle school brains were already terrified of — like periods, armpit hair, and bras — introducing the concept of sex being painful seemed so cruel.
After all, everyone is different and sex is a learning process! So, how can you reduce the amount of pain you feel? Take some time and evaluate your own expectations.
What gives? The medical term for painful sex is dyspareunia and, unfortunately, it has many possible causes. Lang says.
OK, so you're thinking about having sex for the first time and you just have SO. Will losing your virginity hurt a lot? And like, how much?
Click to talk to a trained teen volunteer. From the very first time Abby had vaginal sex she experienced pain. After years of pain every time she had sex, Abby eventually decided to seek medical advice.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. It's perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. Having sex will not hurt your baby.
Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Everyone has a different experience the first time they have sex. You might have heard that as long as it's with the right person, it'll be this all-encompassing and magical thing.
I was always warned growing up that it would hurt the first time I had sex. This was disappointing to hear, because I really looked forward to it and wanted my experience to match my excitement. I felt sad to think such a special moment would be tainted with pain — and angry to think my partner would get more pleasure out of it than me.