Taking care of your sexual health by visiting a Gynecologist or consulting a sex specialist doctor is very important most especially if you are sexually active. It’s also crucial to have proper awareness with what’s happening to your body because it allows you to make informed decisions about taking the necessary steps for prevention and appropriate treatment.
With regards to this, we tackled the most private sex concerns women must be aware of;
Pain During Sex
Up to one-third of women say sex hurts, according to a study in Obstetrics and Genecology, “Communicating with your partner is key,” says sex therapist Ian Kerner, author of She Comes First. Suggest lube if you’re suffering from vaginal dryness, for example, or switch to girl-on-top, which gives you control over how deep he goes. Not helpful? Talk to a doctor. Some painful intercourse can be a symptom of endometriosis and vulvodynia, a result of dysfunctional pelvic-floor muscles, and a side effect of some birth control.
Bleeding During Sex
It could be that things got rough without enough lube, which tore vaginal tissue. Or it could be an indication of a bacterial infection or STI. In very rare cases, uterine cancer may be to blame. Don’t freak, but do call your ob-gyn if this has happened more than a few times. Tell her the amount and color of the blood. Dark blood is usually left over from your last period, and pink blood is likely because one is about to start, but bright red may signal a health problem.
Peeing During Sex
Women who have given birth vaginally may complain of urinating during intercourse – if the problem is fairly minor, doing Kegel exercises three or four times a week can help. If you haven’t given birth, it’s more likely that sex put pressure on your bladder, making you feel like you need to pee. As always, it’s a good idea to empty your bladder before and after getting it on.
Farting During Sex
Queefs happen when air is pushed into the vagina, then released. Traditional toots can also occur. The back wall of the vagina sits over the rectum. During sex, that wall is compressed. Kegels exercise help, but if you’re passing gas regularly, see a pelvic physical therapist to assess if you have pelvic-floor dysfunction.
Crying During Sex
Beyond making you blissful, orgasms also spur a potent neurochemical cocktail that includes oxytocin, which can bring on the waterworks. Or the cause of your sobs may be underlying emotional issues that are wrapped up with sex or your partner. If you think it’s the first reason, let your partner know so he doesn’t think he did anything wrong. For the second, a therapist with experience in sexual issues can help you work through it.
Sexual health issues as discussed above are fundamental aspects that require utmost attention knowing that they have significant impact in physical and emotional health. Like other sexual problems, these issues can cause a woman to lose her interest in sex. Yet, communicating openly and working towards the solution will often revive the erotic connection and sexual desire of the couple.