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. One is connected to ejaculation: Semen contains a molecule called prostaglandin, and if a woman is sensitive to it, its release into the vagina during ejaculation could result in cramping afterward. She also notes that that organs such as the ovaries or the uterus may get jostled or hit during intercourse in a way that potentially leads to pain during or after sex.
Abdominal Pain and Cramping After Sex: Here's What You Need to Know
Why does sex hurt? - NHS
Painful intercourse can occur for reasons that range from structural problems to psychological concerns. Many women have painful intercourse at some point in their lives. The medical term for painful intercourse is dyspareunia dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh , defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after intercourse. Talk to your doctor if you're having painful intercourse. Treatments focus on the cause, and can help eliminate or lessen this common problem.
What causes cramps after sex?
In many cases, stomach pain after sex results from gas or deep penetration. Although neither of these conditions are life-threatening, the pain they cause can certainly put a damper on things. Dyspareunia — pain during or after penetrative sex — is common.
How to turn the ouch back into ooh. So you've just finished a sex session with your partner, but instead of basking in the afterglow, you're realizing that something is hurting down below. Maybe it's a dull ache inside your vagina, or a burning sensation closer to your vulva, or more of a sharp pain deeper into your pelvis. Whatever's going on, you know it isn't normal.