The topic of pain during or after intercourse isn't frequently discussed, despite the fact that it's not uncommon. A British survey that found that roughly 1 in 10 women experiences pain during sex. In particular, many women experience cramping or abdominal pain during or after sex, and so Allure spoke with doctors to about what causes it — and what to do about it. As far as the causes of such pain, Raquel Dardik, a clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center, says there are several possible causes.
7 Reasons Why Your Vagina Might Hurt
Why Is My Vagina Sore? 7 Reasons You Might Hurt Down There, From STIs To Your Laundry Detergent
Right now your pants on fire and all you want to do is scratch. If your vagina is itching, bacterial vaginosis BV is the most likely explanation. This is a mild infection of the vagina, caused by an imbalance in healthy bacteria and a change in the pH. BV is usually treated with an antibacterial gel or pills, which can be bought over the counter or given by a GP or sexual health clinic. You can tell you have a yeast infection if your discharge is thick and white, like cottage cheese, you feel itching and irritation in around the vagina, and you experience soreness or stinging during or after sex or when you pee. Treatment can be picked up from a pharmacist, and is usually in the form of a pessary a tablet you put inside your vagina and a cream to relieve irritation. After treatment yeast infections should clear up within a week.
8 Reasons Your Vagina Might Feel Sore After Sex
Back to Sexual health. The vagina naturally changes after giving birth, and might feel wider, dry or sore for some time. Find out what to expect and the ways you can help speed up recovery. When you give birth, the baby travels through the cervix and out through the vagina also called the birth canal. The entrance to the vagina must stretch to allow the baby through.
That number skyrockets to 72 percent during anal sex. Pain can cause issues outside of the bedroom, too. There are plenty of things that could be messing with your time in between the sheets. Here are 10 possible reasons you feel pain during sex—and exactly what you can do make it feel good again. That might mean kissing and rolling around with our partner, giving or receiving oral sex, or even watching porn together.