When it comes to bodily pains, having a sore vagina ranks right up there with having your wisdom teeth pulled. So if an intense romp has you waddling let's be real, that's the accurate and extremely unsexy way to describe it , you should probably have a conversation with your partner or your gynecologist or both, TBH. That said, sometimes sex does hurt and it results in an uncomfortably sore vagina. If that happens, that doesn't mean you need to feel ashamed or dysfunctional. It also doesn't mean you have to put up with painful sex for the rest of your life. There are plenty of reasons your vagina hurts after sex, and six of the most common culprits are explained below.
3. The sex you had was super rough or fast.
What Women Need to Know About Pain During Sex
This website translates English to other languages using an automated tool. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Sep 12, Cedars-Sinai Staff. Jennifer Anger. Anger says. Kelly Wright. Dryness is common in menopausal and post-menopausal women, though younger women can experience it as well. Dryness is the most frequent reason, but there are many other reasons sex might become painful. Some conditions that can be at the root of the problem:.
1. There wasn't enough lubrication.
Back to Sexual health. When a woman has vaginal sex for the first time, it can be a little painful. You may also have some bleeding, but this isn't always the case. If bleeding happens, it's usually because your hymen has been broken during sexual intercourse. There are things you can do to lessen any pain, such as slow penetration and using a lot of water-based lubrication. Some people find that inserting fingers into the anus before penetration can help.
There are a few reasons that sex might be uncomfortable or hurt sometimes. Common vaginal infections include yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis. Some of these infections can be shared with sexual partners, so get checked out! Vulvodynia is a treatable condition that causes discomfort around the vaginal opening however only a health care provider HCP can determine if you have this condition. Sometimes, sex can be painful simply because the inside of your vagina is dry, and the movement of sex causes irritation or pain. Most drugstores sell lube right next to the condoms — look for something simple avoid flavored lube, or lube that is supposed to be warming or numbing. Most latex condoms are also packaged with a small amount of lube, and this can help keep things comfortable. Finally, you might be sensitive to latex, which is what most condoms are made of, or to the spermicide sperm-killing liquid that is put on some condoms.