“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #132: Listener Question: Penetration Problems and Vaginal Pain During Sex

Jeff Guenther, LPC on Sep 26, 2021 in Swoon

Today's listener question names a really common yet hardly ever discussed issue in sexual intimacy: vaginal pain during penetration. Join Julie and Gina as they break down the stigma around vagina pain and sex and what to do when it's happening in your life.

If you want your question answered call us at 971-202-0969

This episode covers:

  • What causes vaginal pain?
  • Is it possible to be too small to experience penetrative sex?
  • What do I do with the hard feelings: anger, resentment, embarrassment, and envy that come up around my sexual experience?
  • How can my partner help me feel better about sex when I am experiencing these challenges?


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            Resources from the Podcast

            Check Out OMG YES

            Mayo Clinic Article on Vaginal Pain and Sexual Intercourse

            Body Trust Workshop with Be Nourished

            The Body is Not an Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor

            On Disability Justice, Sins Invalid

            Female Pain During Sex,The Clevland Clinic

            Join our membership community

            Love More Fight Less, Communication Workbook for All Couples, Gina Senarighi

            Swoon Podcast: Vagina and Vulva Episode

            Action Steps

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            Call us! Leave a question if there's something you want to know - and we'll have you on a future show: 971-202-0869

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            Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi

            Your Swoon hosts

            Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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            Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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            Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ashville, NC.

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