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Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

Will it be painful to have sex for the first time after childbirth?

Possibly: After childbirth estrogen levels drop which can cause a decrease in vaginal lubrication. Add to this any stitches or tears that might have occurred during delivery and it can be uncomfortable for some women to have sex. Waiting 6 weeks after delivery, using lubricant and going slow the first few times after delivery is the best way to make sure that it is pleasurable for you too. ...Read more

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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How soon after childbirth with an episiotomy can a woman have sex?

How soon after childbirth with an episiotomy  can a woman have sex?

40-60 days: it really depend how bad the episiotomy is, first you have to allow enough time for the wound to heal,and that take up to 30 days ,could be more. second you have to give the uterus enough time to heal,and stop bleeding,and that take anyway between 30-40 days. third you have to give enough time for the cervix to completely close and become tight,to prevent any infection, last ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

Stress: 90% of doctor visits are related to stress so i'm right with that answer most of the time. There are some medical conditions & hormone abnormalities that affect libido however. ...Read more

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I heard doing sex for the first time is painful because of hymen. Can the hymen be broken before I have sex?

I heard doing sex for the first time is painful because of hymen. Can the hymen be broken before I have sex?

Hymen: You may or may not experience much pain. But if you are concerned then yes the hymen can be excised beforehand - make sure it is done under sterile conditions so you not get an infection. ...Read more

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Trying to have sex for the first time but its just so painful for me so I make him stop. Is my hymen too small? Any ways to make it go in easier?

Trying to have sex for the first time but its just so painful for me so I make him stop. Is my hymen too small? Any ways to make it go in easier?

Patience & lube: A waetr soluble lube such as k-y and patience with insertion by your partner are helpful. Try lubricating a tampon in different sizes and inserting them yourself to "stretch" the vaginal opening. If all else fails, see a gyn md for an exam. ...Read more

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I just had a colostomy bag surgery in dec and tried to have sex for first time. It's horribly painful and can't penetrate. Why? What can I do?

Need to see ur PCP: You have to be examined to make sure there is nothing physically wrong i.e., ulcer/infection etc. It may just be hormonal and lubrication issue but you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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