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Is it safe to masterbate after a vaginal birth?
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Your comfort is likely the only guide you will need, but talk to your doctor or midwife about how long you should wait to put anything inside the vagina, based on the specifics of your delivery.
Masturbation that doesn't involve putting anything (like fingers or sex toys) inside the vagina is generally safe; if you have stitches or are tender, stop when you have pain.

In brief: Yes
Your comfort is likely the only guide you will need, but talk to your doctor or midwife about how long you should wait to put anything inside the vagina, based on the specifics of your delivery.
Masturbation that doesn't involve putting anything (like fingers or sex toys) inside the vagina is generally safe; if you have stitches or are tender, stop when you have pain.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sure
Unless you had an episiotomy or tear which has not yet healed.
Stimulating clitoris alone should not be a problem. Inserting a vibrator into the vagina should be postponed until everything has healed.

In brief: Sure
Unless you had an episiotomy or tear which has not yet healed.
Stimulating clitoris alone should not be a problem. Inserting a vibrator into the vagina should be postponed until everything has healed.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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