Insufficient Lubrication

When a female is sexually aroused, the vagina undergoes several physical changes to prepare the female’s body for sexual intercourse. One of the most noticeable changes is an increase in vaginal secretions. The purpose of these secretions is to lubricate the vaginal canal and vaginal opening which makes penetration easier by decreasing friction and …


… and cause lesions (small cuts), which could be the cause of irritation. Check to see if the condoms that are used contain this ingredient, and if they do, find condoms that do not. (This should not be difficult to do because most condoms no longer contain spermicide.)
A very common cause of vaginal

Personal Lubricants

… friction by creating a wet feeling that can help extend the duration of sexual activities and reduce the chances of condom slippage and breakage.1 Lacking proper lubrication may lead to painful intercourse, which often creates complications for sexual partners. Although personal lubricants are often used as supplements for insufficient lubrication during sex, they can …

Sex and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

… compared to veterans without PTSD.8 Studies involving males and females with PTSD from sexual assault produced similar findings. Females with PTSD were more likely to have insufficient lubrication, low sex drive, and painful intercourse.8 PTSD is strongly correlated with sexual dysfunction in both males and females.

Many of the most common symptoms of …

A Female’s Guide: How to Optimize Your Sex Life

… need to be ashamed of. There are many resources on SexInfo to help navigate you through this process and educate you on the possible causes and treatments.
Vaginal Dryness
Insufficient lubrication can be caused by a number of factors including inadequate amounts of foreplay, poor body image or self-confidence issues, improper diet or exercise,

Myths about Aging & Sex

… use if sex is painful due to insufficient lubrication.4 One may also consider spending more time on foreplay since extending time of foreplay allows for the female to get more psychologically and physiologically aroused, thus creating more lubrication.

3. The elderly are too fragile and weak, so they can hurt themselves if they have

First-Time Sex Worries

… might feel her first time can be attributed to insufficient lubrication. Arousal triggers a female’s natural lubricant, increasing comfort for both partners. Nerves could prevent proper lubrication, so spending time on foreplay will prime the bodies for sex. This should also be a priority for LGBTQ+ couples, as lubrication is a critical component of …

Sex and Alcohol

… person’s blood pressure, and therefore, inhibits the blood circulation that is necessary for the penis to obtain and maintain an erection. Alcohol also interferes with the female sexual response. Insufficient lubrication during sex is common for women who consume alcohol prior to sexual activity due to the dehydrating effect that alcohol has on …

The Sexual Response Cycle

… with erection, ejaculation, and orgasm
For women- Insufficient vaginal lubrication, pain during coitus, and difficulty achieving orgasm

Medical conditions

Anorgasmia, the persistent inability to achieve orgasm despite responding to sexual stimulation, is also a very common sexual difficulty. Often times this is due to psychological causes rather than a physical inability to orgasm. To …