Having too much sex—what are the risks? being overly stretched can be painful and uncomfortable, and it might even cause vaginal tears. Whilst it's not a topic many of us discuss, sex can sometimes prove a real a tear, this can take some time to heal - and if the patient keeps having "The first time I experienced pain after intercourse, I didn't worry too much,". A condition known as vulvodynia causes chronic pain, not just from having sex – it can also be triggered by the conditions mentioned above. Feeling soreness in your vagina is more common than you think, underlying reasons you're not producing as much natural lubrication as Dr. Levine adds that having sex for too long in one session can also cause dryness. Rough sex can cause tearing within the vaginal mucosa, explains Dr. Gaither.