All Your Urgent Sex Problems, Handled
Cosmopolitan|October 2019
All Your Urgent Sex Problems, Handled
We. Got. You.
Faye Brennan
Is it possible for a penis to hit your cervix during sex, and if so, is that safe?!

A Well, considering that the average vagina is 3.77 inches deep and the average erect penis is 5.16 inches long, yes, it’s absolutely possible. That said, the vagina does grow longer when aroused (the more you know!), and a penis can’t actually penetrate your cervix. So “generally, nothing bad should happen,” says Sophia Yen, MD, CEO and co-founder of birth-control delivery service Pandia Health and a clinical associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. In fact, some women can experience full-body orgasms from cervical stimulation (see page 126 for more details on that). If, though, deep thrusting is painful in any way, ask your guy to lighten up, or switch positions to a more shallow sitch like missionary. And if you notice bleeding, notes Dr. Yen, see your doctor ASAP.

I’ve been with my boyfriend for more than two years, and the only way I can orgasm is when we dry hump. Are we doing sex wrong?


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October 2019