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Does anyone know how vaginal friction burns can happen?

Does anyone know how vaginal friction burns can happen?

Inadeq lubrication: If vaginal lubrication is not adequate, the delicate skin at the opening of the vagina and in the vagina itself can be traumatized, causing pain. If there is not enough natural lubrication, an over-the-counter lubricant (particularly a liquid one rather than a gel) can be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Breaux
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Burn (Heat Or Fire) (Definition)

A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, flames, or chemicals. Burns are more or less severe depending on which layers of the skin are affected. A first-degree burn is in the epidermis, or the top layer of the skin. A second-degree burn affects the dermis, or second layer of the skin. A third-degree burn goes all the way through the skin. A fourth-degree burn extends to deeper structures such as muscle and bone. ...Read more


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How long does it take a vaginal friction burn to heal?

How long does it take a vaginal friction burn to heal?

Quick: The vagina is a place that received a lot of blood circulation and so cuts tend to heal very quickly, but I would give it a week before any insertion or consider using a lot of lube when trying again to decrease the risk of these friction burns. ...Read more

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Very painful friction burn just inside my vaginal opening. What can I do to heal it and dull the pain?

Very painful friction burn just inside my vaginal opening.  What can I do to heal it and dull the pain?

Tincture of time: First, this is what NOT to do. Do not continue intercourse or other vaginal stimulation until it heals. Do not place oil based ointments, lubricants, pads, or commercial products on the area. DO see a MD who can provide a safe Rx specific for treating the area if it is a "friction burn". Many time these issues will heal on their own if left to Mother Nature over time. ...Read more

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Very painful sores on inner vaginal lips and lower part is swollen. Could I be allergic to the condom-Trojan, friction burn, etc? 100% not herpes

Very painful sores on inner vaginal lips and lower part is swollen. Could I be allergic to the condom-Trojan, friction burn, etc? 100% not herpes

Herpes still likely: Latex allergy (i.e. condom) usually causes itching but not "painful sores" -- possible but unlikely. Why so certain it isn't herpes? That's by far the most common cause such symptoms, and most herpes is from partners they are "sure" don't have it. Don't put your head in the sand: see a doctor familiar with STDs and herpes and get tested. Also have your partner(s) checked for HSV. ...Read more

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What is causing penis friction burns after sex?

What is causing penis friction burns after sex?

Need lubrication: The friction burns, or abrasions, come from rubbing of the shaft of your penis against the vaginal wall of your partner. Be sure there is sufficent lubrication, either from foreplay or a water-soluble lubricant (e.g., KY jelly). Also, be sure you are gentle enough. Finally, if you have signficant abrasions; you might refrain from activity until you are fully healed. ...Read more