I Can’t Stop Crying After Sex

Toward the end of a bad relationship, I started feeling depressed immediately after orgasming. I later learned this isn’t uncommon—and women deserve to know why. The first sign that my three-and-a-half-year relationship was over was that we stopped making love. We didn’t stop having sex (though our passion had definitely cooled), but we stopped having […]

When Can You Have Sex After Having a Baby?

All your burning postpartum sex questions, answered. The first thing most women think about after having a baby is not usually sex. But at some point in the postpartum period (or maybe while they’re still pregnant), many women start pondering the mechanics of sex after having a baby, and it isn’t always an easy thing to picture. Physically […]

Why Is Sex Suddenly Painful?

Pain during sex isn’t totally uncommon—we’ve all felt the cringe that follows not using enough lube. Around 12 to 16 percent of women report consistently painful sex, says Deborah Coady, M.D., a New York City ob-gyn and author of Healing Painful Sex, and there are many more who experience periodic pain. If you do have any pain […]

Everything We Know About Sex Education Season 2

Spoiler: There will be new relationships Many are applauding Netflix’s hit series Sex Education, streaming now, for accurately and sensitively portraying sex, relationships, and identity. We’ve here praised it for showing that young women can—and should—demand good sex. The show, which focuses on a nerdy teen boy whose mother is a sex therapist, was so popular, in […]