Is it normal for sex to be painful for the woman?

It is very difficult for me to insert anything into my vagina without pain, no matter what I do beforehand — this includes fingers, tampons and obviously a partner's penis. Anything you'd think of as preparation, I've done. It still hurts, sometimes not much but other times so badly I start to panic and... show more It is very difficult for me to insert anything into my vagina without pain, no matter what I do beforehand — this includes fingers, tampons and obviously a partner's penis. Anything you'd think of as preparation, I've done. It still hurts, sometimes not much but other times so badly I start to panic and feel sick. Am I overreacting? Is it normal to experience pain during insertion like this?
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