And unless you feel any pain or discomfort , everything is likely fine. Practicing good genital hygiene and safe sex, and attending regular medical check-ups will help to prevent genital and urinary infections that can contribute to painful intercourse. Insufficient lubrication can also be caused by lowered levels of estrogen, which can make vaginal tissue more fragile and affect the vaginal walls in such a way that less liquid is produced. Basson, B.
When one is not aroused, the vaginal walls are usually touching each other, and the vaginal canal is a few inches long. To locate these muscles, try to stop urination midstream. Close View image. It was so agonizing that she never used another one throughout her adolescence.