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What can we do to avoid painful sex for my wife as we get older?

My wife and I are both healthy 47-year-olds who have been married for more than 20 years. Basically my wife dislikes deep penetration because she feels like it "bumps her internal organs." Is there any way we can get both deep penetration for me and comfort for her? Is there such a thing as a vagina that is "too short"?

I had a bone marrow transplant and hysterectomy and now I’m not interested in sex. Should I try testosterone gel?

I’m a 45 year-old-woman and recently had an autologous bone marrow transplant for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma…in addition to a hysterectomy. Now I’m taking some artificial estrogen. However, I don’t feel sexual excitement and I was wondering if I should take a low dose testosterone gel?

Can masturbation help prevent vaginal atrophy after a hysterectomy?

I am 40 and getting ready to have a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. I’d like to avoid vaginal atrophy and have read that a regular sex life can help to prevent that. I’m single…but do you think manual vaginal stimulation would help?