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5 Best Sex Positions for People with Endometriosis

Because endometriosis can cause everything from abdominal tenderness to bloating to bladder problems to deep pelvic pain, it’s super common for people with endo to experience pain during sex.

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Why is my vag dry?

When you think about your vag, do you see image...

When you think about your vag, do you see images of dry deserts or sandy beaches? We hope not, but if that’s the case, you’re not alone!

5 reasons why your vagina is sore after sex

5 reasons why your vagina is sore after sex

So you and your partner are getting it on and i...

So you and your partner are getting it on and it feels great. But you’re dreading it ending—not because it’s so good, but because you always end up...

How much pain during sex is normal?

How much pain during sex is normal?

In a word? None. There are many myths around pa...

In a word? None. There are many myths around painful sex—from the expectation that the first time will hurt, to the belief that sex just hurts for ...

Why foreplay isn't what you think it is

Why foreplay isn't what you think it is

By Nicole Guappone Common sexual scripts dictat...

By Nicole Guappone Common sexual scripts dictate that foreplay is everything sexual that leads to intercourse—with penetrative intercourse being th...

The Hottest New Sex Toy: Your Calendar

The Hottest New Sex Toy: Your Calendar

In many people’s fantasies, their sex lives are...

In many people’s fantasies, their sex lives are a spontaneous, fireworks-filled adventure. Doing it against the walls! Eight different positions at...

Is it a UTI? Or something else...

Is it a UTI? Or something else...

Have you ever had a UTI that just wouldn't go a...

Have you ever had a UTI that just wouldn't go away? Or pain during sex that your doctor insisted was a UTI, even though the antibiotics didn't help...

Am I allergic to semen?

Am I allergic to semen?

Unfortunately, semen allergies are very real. I...

Unfortunately, semen allergies are very real. If you experience burning, itching, redness or swelling after unprotected sex or your partner ejacula...

Don't Like Porn? Try This Instead!

Don't Like Porn? Try This Instead!

Tube sites aren't doing it for you? You're not ...

Tube sites aren't doing it for you? You're not alone. Try out some of these alternatives!

5 Tips for Rekindling Desire

5 Tips for Rekindling Desire

You've been with your partner for a while now. ...

You've been with your partner for a while now. The familiarity and comfort are great, but sometimes you miss those early days of passion and excite...

How to Want to Have Sex

How to Want to Have Sex

The truth is, desire comes in many forms, and i...

The truth is, desire comes in many forms, and it's high time we busted the myth that there's only one "right" way to feel horny.

How to Say What You Want in the Bedroom

How to Say What You Want in the Bedroom

Chances are you, know what thoughts and images ...

Chances are you, know what thoughts and images run through your mind and turn you on. But somehow you just… can’t… share.

This Simple Activity Can Reignite Your Sex Life

This Simple Activity Can Reignite Your Sex Life

Here’s some real talk about relationships: Your...

Here’s some real talk about relationships: Your sex life is going to ebb and flow. For many (if not most) couples, things are hot and heavy in the ...

Hysterectomy + Painful Sex

Hysterectomy + Painful Sex

Because your hysterectomy was necessary, but pa...

Because your hysterectomy was necessary, but painful sex isn't.

Got Painful Sex? Here’s What to Do

Got Painful Sex? Here’s What to Do

But just because painful sex is common doesn’t ...

But just because painful sex is common doesn’t mean every healthcare professional knows how to treat it—or even talk about it. Luckily, there are e...

Is Pelvic PT Right for Me?

Is Pelvic PT Right for Me?

You’ve heard of physical therapy for the rest o...

You’ve heard of physical therapy for the rest of your body! Now get ready for *drumroll*... physical therapy for your nethers.

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Debunking the Cervix: Fact or Fiction?

Sometimes it feels like the cervix is a mythica...

Sometimes it feels like the cervix is a mythical creature. The Loch Ness Monster of the reproductive tract. The Bigfoot of the pelvis. The Mothman ...

How one simple game can change your sex life

How one simple game can change your sex life

THE SIMPLEST game ever that can slow down your ...

THE SIMPLEST game ever that can slow down your monkey brain, make it easy to try new things, and allows you to completely and utterly relax (mmm). ...

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Why Does Endometriosis Cause Painful Sex?

About 50% of people with endometriosis experien...

About 50% of people with endometriosis experience pain with penetrative sex or dyspareunia. But why and what can we do about it? We talked to the e...

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6 Signs You Might Have Endometriosis

If you’ve been suffering from unexplained pain ...

If you’ve been suffering from unexplained pain related to your cycle for a while, you know that wine just isn’t going to cut it. What you might not...

6 Positions to Try if Sex Hurts

6 Positions to Try if Sex Hurts

Pain during sex can be caused by a variety of f...

Pain during sex can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical conditions, trauma, or a lack of lubrication. But, whatever the cause, the...

A PT's Guide to Constipation

A PT's Guide to Constipation

What happens when you’re chronically constipate...

What happens when you’re chronically constipated or frequently straining on the toilet? What do we do then?

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The Menopause Gift Guide

Menopause isn't always kind. So give a gift tha...

Menopause isn't always kind. So give a gift that keeps on giving to a special someone in your life whose ovaries have retired.

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The Vaginismus Gift Guide

While some people give socks, you’re going to s...

While some people give socks, you’re going to show up with a thoughtful, helpful, lovely gift this year–for the person in your life who’s suffering...

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The Endometriosis Gift Guide

Wouldn’t it be extra thoughtful to get a gift t...

Wouldn’t it be extra thoughtful to get a gift to help ease the (literal) pain of the endo badass in your life?

Why It's Important to Wash Your Sex Toys

Why It's Important to Wash Your Sex Toys

When it comes to sex toys, you really have to c...

When it comes to sex toys, you really have to clean them after every use — and, yes, that includes external vibrators. But, luckily, the most impor...

Are Your Meds Cock-Blocking You?

Are Your Meds Cock-Blocking You?

If depression tanked your libido, wouldn’t it f...

If depression tanked your libido, wouldn’t it follow that the medication used to treat it would bring your desire roaring back? You’d think so but ...

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Are My Partner and I Sexually Incompatible?

The term sexual incompatibility isn’t useful if...

The term sexual incompatibility isn’t useful if your goal is to figure out how to have a mutually pleasurable sex life with your partner. Instead, ...

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How Do Anxiety and Intrusive Thoughts Affect Sex?

A very special brand of anxiety, intrusive thou...

A very special brand of anxiety, intrusive thoughts are “unwanted thoughts, images, impulses, or urges.” And while it would be wonderful if thought...

Ohnut Travel Dos and Don'ts

Ohnut Travel Dos and Don'ts

Whether you’re reading this at the height of su...

Whether you’re reading this at the height of summer travel season or any other time of the year, here are our Official Ohnut Travel Tips. 

Why is sex painful when you're breastfeeding?

Why is sex painful when you're breastfeeding?

Many people experience painful sex while they’r...

Many people experience painful sex while they’re breastfeeding (chestfeeding/bodyfeeding). What’s that about? Obviously your boobs/chest aren’t dir...

Bottom Surgery + Painful Sex

Bottom Surgery + Painful Sex

Why can sex hurt post-bottom surgery and what c...

Why can sex hurt post-bottom surgery and what can you do about it? We talked to Dr. Gladys Ng, a board certified urologist with a special focus on ...

6 Tips for More Mindful Sex

6 Tips for More Mindful Sex

The mind is our biggest sex organ — but it’s no...

The mind is our biggest sex organ — but it’s not always so easy to get it to play nicely. Working mindfulness into your sex practice will help keep...

The Definitive Guide to Lube

The Definitive Guide to Lube

In the case of painful sex, there’s one super s...

In the case of painful sex, there’s one super simple, very affordable, incredibly accessible answer to so many problems: Personal lubricant. Lube, ...

Can Taking Testosterone Cause Painful Sex?

Can Taking Testosterone Cause Painful Sex?

Pain during sex is, unfortunately, really commo...

Pain during sex is, unfortunately, really common for people with vaginas and vulvas, whether they’re cisgender women or they are transgender or non...

A Dad's Guide to Painful Sex

A Dad's Guide to Painful Sex

Being a new parent is tough. While it’s a time ...

Being a new parent is tough. While it’s a time of wonder and excitement as you get to know this new, small person—it can come with some challenges ...

5 Best Sex Positions for Pregnancy

5 Best Sex Positions for Pregnancy

While there are plenty of tips out there for ge...

While there are plenty of tips out there for getting pregnant, there seems to be a lot less info about having sex when you’re pregnant. But what’s ...

Pregnancy + Painful Sex

Pregnancy + Painful Sex

Experiencing painful sex during pregnancy is an...

Experiencing painful sex during pregnancy is an all-too-common experience. Anywhere from 10-69% of pregnant people experience pain during vaginal i...