But if you do touch each other, you will get Chlamydia… and die. When thinking about sex, worrying about pain is a perfectly normal concern to have! Reena Liberman, MS. Also, before you even have intercourse, you could have broken your hymen when using tampons, during masturbation or even with strenuous exercise. Yes, sex might feel uncomfortable at first, but the idea that penetration is supposed to hurt is a myth! To help ease the pain, Susan Ernst, a physician at the University Health Service Women's Health Clinic at the University of Michigan, says that young women should look into using water-based lubricants. Caution: stay away from oil-based lubricants because these degrade latex condoms faster, making it easier for them to break during intercourse.
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When a woman experiences pain during sex for the first time, it could be because of a variety of factors. If your hymen is still intact, you may experience pain and a bit of bleeding as it stretches during intercourse. The hymen is a thin tissue that may either partially or fully cover the entrance of the vagina. It has an opening that varies in size and can be thick or thin.
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