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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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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

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How long do friction burns that have bleed take to heel. Will it be faster if I use healing jel?

How long do friction burns that have bleed take to heel.  Will it be faster if I use healing jel?

Abrasions and gels: Friction burns are very shallow abrasion if the uppermost layers of the skin. Often, they are pretty painful. They heal, however, pretty rapidly. Do not let them get too dry, since that will slow the healing process. A healing gel is generally a means of adding moisture to a wound..so, yes, it would help ...Read more

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I have some scars left from friction burns during sex mostly hyporpigemation how can i treat this ?

I have some scars left from friction burns during sex mostly hyporpigemation how can i treat this ?

Many treatments: See a dermatologist or an experience Family Medicine doctor. There a number or treatments for this, steroid and retinoid creams to name just two. Someone will need to see these because the most effective and safe treatment method will depend on where these lesions are. ...Read more

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I have friction burns from rough sex. Can herpes symptoms even present themselves within days of infection?

I have friction burns from rough sex. Can herpes symptoms even present themselves within days of infection?

Here are some ...: Herpes lesions have their unique features in related symptoms - burning, painful, blisters on a red base of skin, etc.. If the discomfort has predictably faded away in 1-2 days after "rough" sex, that would be probably sex-related including "violent" acts, use of pleasure-enhancing tools or cream, etc. So, look into the described and modify what you should do. If not following what described, seek ...Read more