Sex with a loving partner is often joyful, but sometimes even the best love making can cause problems in the body after intercourse. Keep in mind that the risks of serious problems after sex heighten if you don’t use a reliable method of protection, such as a condom, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Learning more about the not-so-obvious potential problems after sex can also enhance communication between you and your partner.
It is not necessary to have had rather vigorous intercourse to suffer from pain after sex, according to the Net Doctor website. Some women suffer from vaginismus, where the vaginal muscles tense up largely due to nervousness. However, even women who aren’t nervous about sex might experience unwanted pain after love making. Untreated infections or inflammation can cause this problem after sex. On rare occasions, abnormalities that existed in the reproductive system since birth can also cause pain after intercourse.
Feelings of Guilt
Men and women alike, even those in long-term relationships, can sometimes experience guilty feelings after sex. MSNBC notes that 2.8 percent of married people experience this problem; the survey did not review feelings of guilt among unmarried people who are sexually active.
Women and men alike can feel sad after even loving sex, notes MSNBC. Major authors including Aristotle and W.B. Yeats have discussed this phenomenon of post-coital tristesse; Sometimes the body functions are so depleted after sexual activity that sadness is a result. However, sadness is also likely to happen if a woman has sex before she is really ready or is uncertain about the stability of her relationship with the sexual partner.
Urinary Tract Infections
Any woman can get a urinary tract infection, but having sex markedly increases the risk of this potentially painful problem, according to Family Doctor. Even protected sex can boost the movement of bacteria into the bladder, which can cause a urinary tract infection. However, keep in mind that while this is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD), that failure to treat the infection promptly can lead to kidney damage.
STDs can result from intercourse or similar genital contact, according to the CDC. Some diseases, like herpes and HIV, are not curable as of 2010. STDs are not only painful, but they also can lead to serious problems, such as infertility and even death, if they are not property detected and managed.
Some women, even those with children, just aren’t ready to have babies. Unplanned pregnancies can be devastating; abortion of the fetus, giving birth and then handing the child over to an agency for adoption or choosing to raise the child are the only options to handle this problem, according to the American Pregnancy Association.
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