Women will need to get comfortable discussing this with men a bit more. A man can’t always tell when you’re fully lubricated or not. And some women struggle to self-lubricate. Research out of the International Journal of Reproductive Medicine shows a link between hormonal contraception and female sexual function (like getting wet). If a guy tries to start intercourse before you’re properly lubricated, sex can be uncomfortable and even painful. Furthermore, under-lubricated sex can lead to small tears in the vagina, which can welcome bacteria. Your partner should become familiar with your body and recognize when you need to be more lubricated before sex can occur.