Lubrication is done in procedures like vaginal or rectal examinations to reduce the discomfort caused to patients. Lubricants are also used in women who have painful intercourse due to a dry vagina by relieving dryness and enhancing sexual pleasure.

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How to make intercourse less painful?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old girl and have a small vaginal opening. My husband and I hardly have sex because it hurts me so badly. What can I do to stop it from being so painful?  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A small vaginal opening can lead to a painful sexual intercourse. I would suggest you use a good vaginal lubricant every time before the act. It would help in smoother penetration of the penis thereby reducing the pain. If this does not help you, dilators can be use...  Read Full »

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