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how can you reduce pain during sex?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Position: Female pain perception during sex oft due to laxity (post-childbirth) of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) ligaments. In dorsal lithotomy (missionary) position, woman's legs perfectly positioned in flexion & lateral rotation & supporting male; placing torquing stress on injured SIJ; arousing severe ligament pain experienced low back & mid pelvis. Solution: female lies on non-involved side; male spoons her.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain during intercourse with no infection?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Uterine movement: It could be movement of the uterus during intercourse. It is held in place by ligaments which can get stretched.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How is pain from a fracture treated?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
First and foremost: The fracture has to be immobilized by a cast or splint. That alone will make things a lot better. After that, there are pain medications to help deal with the early days following the injury. The pain will ease up considerably, long before the fracture has completely healed.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How should you lift things to prevent back pain?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Be aware : Be aware of proper body mechanics by using your legs as your power source and keeping the load close to your body while avoiding any type of twisting or rotation as you lift. Know your limits especially with large, bulky objects or heavy ones.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can reduce pain during sex?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Please see your gyn: So can have a proper work up to determine what the is causing the pain, not normal to have pain.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Me and my 24 years wife tried to have sex for the first time, but we couldn't because of intense pain she had. what should we do to reduce pain?

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Dr. Stephen Chinn
Urology 38 years experience
Take it slow....: If she is a "virgin," she/you will find that her introitus/vagina is very sensitive. Also, likely her hymen will be intact. Your might want to try lots of lubrication, and her first penetrations may be less uncomfortable with a small dildo that can progressively dilate her. She should also be coached to expect alittle blood, to lessen her worries/concerns.

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