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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

In addition to what your doctor recommended, you and your husband may be able to reduce or minimize the painful intercourse (Dyspareunia), further by making a few changes in your routine.

  • Switching position - If you are on top, this gives you more control to regulate the penetration, etc.
  • Communicate  - Explain to your husband what feels okay and what doesn't.  Guide him to slow down, etc and work together to improve the overall experience for both of you.
  • Longer foreplay - This will stimulate your natural lubrication and will enhance the lubrication your doctor recommended.  Being fully aroused before penetration, can minimize the pain as well.

Exploring other avenues of intimacy (sensual massage or mutual masturbation) can help and fun as well.

I hope this helps.

Be well,


September 10, 2015 - 2:24pm


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