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.
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Do you experience stomach pain during or after sex? Although there are some sexual positions that can make discomfort more likely than others, sex should not be painful. Dr Roger Henderson looks at what could be behind your stomach pain during or after sex, and what you should do about it. The term dyspareunia refers to pain occurring during sexual activity when penetration is attempted or takes place. This pain or discomfort can be felt superficially around the entrance to the vagina or deep inside the belly, and can be sharp, cramp-like or burning in nature. Emotion and psychological well-being can also impact on this, causing pelvic muscles to tighten up and so make any discomfort worse. Dyspareunia affects around 7 per cent of sexually active women aged years old but is most common in women aged and
Abdominal Pain and Cramping After Sex: Here's What You Need to Know
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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.