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Ouch! 5 Reasons You End Up With A Sore Vagina Post Sex

Ouch! 5 Reasons You End Up With A Sore Vagina Post Sex

Despite being a lot of fun, sex can come with some problematic and not-so-pleasant after effects. Nope, we’re not talking about the stained sheets, the fishy smell, or the possibility of a urinary tract infection post your pleasure sesh. There’s nothing worse than experiencing pain after a steamy sex sesh. Well, that’s the situation one in 10 women face. According to a study published in the British Journal Of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, a lot of women experience genital pain during or after sex. So if you too end up with soreness in and around the vaginal area after getting mind-blowing action, you’ve got to read this carefully pal. Here are five possible reasons why getting naughty between the sheets leaves you with pain between the legs:

You Were Hot, Not Wet

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The wetness you experience down there is the result of that steamy foreplay you had with your partner. It minimises friction during intercourse and helps you have pain-free penatrative sex. But sometimes due to factors like stress, dehydration, or skipping foreplay for a quickie, your body may not produce adequate natural lubrication. This can leave you with soreness afterwards. Enter Sirona’s Moisturising Lube Tube. Made with natural ingredients like Tasmanian pepper fruit, it can be applied on the vaginal opening for smooth penetration. 

You Like It A Li’l Rough

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You like it wild, often experiment with sex toys and love a realllyyy long sesh. Congratulations, you have a great stamina, boo! But you may experience pain or discomfort in your vagina and around the vulva after the sesh. The friction and the extra pressure can inflame the sensitive tissues in the genital area and the vagina. The good part is that this isn’t something that makes for a doomsday for your vag. It shall pass within a week or so. But be sure to see your doc if the vulvar pain persists for more than three months, it could be a sign of vulvodynia.

Your Vagina Disapproves Your #Sexperiment 

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Did you and bae try a new sex toy, lube or a new condom flavour to spice things up? Well, chances are that your vajayjay is acting up because of an allergic reaction. It could be the latex of the condom, the toy’s plastic or simply the lube ingredients. Or perhaps, you didn’t clean up your sex aids before going all in. Now, these factors can disturb the natural acidic pH of the vagina, lead to bacterial overgrowth, and cause an infection. So the pain down there could be indicative of bacterial vaginosis (inflammation of the vagina), yeast infection on the genital skin or UTI. You must visit a gynae if the pain is severe and doesn’t reduce within a day or two.

Oops! You Contracted An STI

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Sex with a new partner is all fun and games until you realise you both didn’t get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While burning vaginal pain after the act could be a sign of chlamydia, genital pain with itching and abscesses could indicate herpes. STI or not, you must get tested after having sex with a new partner especially if you didn’t use protection. Better safe than sorry, right?

Underlying Health Conditions

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Sex can leave you with pain down there if you’re suffering from certain chronic diseases. Endometriosis (when uterine lining grows outside the uterus), for instance, can lead to painful intercourse and a sore vagina after sex. Similarly, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, bacterial infection in reproductive organs) can also lead to pain during and after sex. Uterine fibroids are yet another common condition that can add to your post-sex woes. They can cause inflammation in the uterus and leave you in pain after your pleasure sesh. 

Folks, the point here is to make you aware of what could possibly be going on in your body and not scare you. So, be cautious and don’t shy away from visiting a gynae if the soreness lasts longer than a week or is accompanied with a burning sensation/itching. 

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11 May 2022

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