You can take
the following steps to help prevent sexual problems.
Look after your overall health—both your
physical health and your emotional health.
Talk regularly to your partner about your needs and desires.
Become familiar with your
own patterns and methods of sexual arousal, perhaps through
Understand that many women do not always have
orgasms during sex and that mutual pleasure can be a
satisfying way to have sexual intimacy.
Use plenty of lubrication for
your vagina to avoid dryness. This is the most common cause of painful
Enjoy tenderness and closeness. And avoid expectations
of great sexual performance.
Being sexually active with a partner or through masturbation helps maintain vaginal health. And having regular sexual intercourse helps preserve vaginal elasticity and keeps vaginal tissues from shrinking.