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What does is mean for a female to feel nauseous every time after sex?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Uncertain: Some of my response is speculation. There are probably a # of possible reasons for nausea associated w sexual intercourse. Some women report nausea w deeper penile penetration ;/or rough sex. In this situation there may be pain which could trigger nausea. Indigestion ; acid reflux might be causative. Prostaglandins could play a role. In some situations – nausea or vomiting could be psychological.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
in nature if some aspect of intercourse is upsetting (guilt, repugnance of sex, etc). Another possible scenario is that hyperventilation could occur with orgasm which may lead to nausea.
Jan 12, 2014
Last updated Dec 8, 2016


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