I have had this problem for a few years now, bleeding during sex. I do not experience pain and it only occurs if it is around the expected time of my period or if I have not had sex in 4 days or longer. Most of the time it is just a little but other times it looks as if I am in the middle of my cycle when my period is the heaviest. Is it normal for this to occur so close to my period or should I be concerned? I can't tell that I am having any bleeding at the time- I usually don't notice until I go to the bathroom later on. I told my doctor about this the first time I ever had a pap smear and she told me that it was probably just tearing and that all women go through this. Is this actually true? I have been sexually active for 5 years now so there is no reason for tearing. Could this be a problem I need to look further into? Or is this considered pretty normal?