Pain after sex

Pain after sex

QUESTION:

your avatar   Fiona (20 year-old woman)

I have recently become sexually active with my boyfriend. The sex is great, and always feels good. He has great stamina, and sometimes we have sex 3 or 4 times in one session. I enjoy this, however, I have noticed that after doing so, the skin surrounding my vagina becomes very soar, and burns. It is especially painful when I urinate. The pain subsides after a few days. Is this caused by sex too frequently? Or could there be some other reason? Thanks for your help.

ANSWER:

    Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., ACS Certified Sexologist

There can at times be too much of a good thing. Pain following frequent prolonged intercourse can certainly occur, and it is more likely to be a burning sensation if the woman had begun to dry up before the activity ended. The fact that the burning during urination ends after a few days suggests it is not an infection, but is the result of trauma to that region. Try adding a safe water-soluble lubricant (such as K-Y Jelly or Astroglide) to supplement your own lubrication.

Bob Birch

Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., is a retired sex therapist, now identifying himself as a sexologist and adult sexuality educator. He now devotes his time to writing educational and self-help books for adults.For more information visit: http://www.oralcaress.com/

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