From stomach ache to an urgent need to pee, 4 things which are totally normal after sex
Not everything related to your vagina is a matter of worry, you know!
If you are not new to the world of sex, then you may have probably observed a few things that happen to your body right after the deed. And no, we are definitely not talking about orgasms!
Sex affects your vagina, so naturally the way your nether region was pre-coitus is not how you would find it post-coitus. However, there's nothing to worry about. In fact, sex can lead to a plethora of weird--but totally normal--things. Here are a few you need to know about.
You Always, Always, Always Want to Pee Immediately After
If you happen to make a beeline for the bathroom right after you have had sex, then let us tell you that you aren't alone. Ladies, it's completely alright to feel like you've pee even when you have just emptied your bladder. Blame your G-spot for it.
Sex and arousal can put extra pressure on your bladder and urethra, which can make you feel as though you have to go. According to Dr Bandana Sodhi, a gynaecology and obstetrics specialist at Moolchand Women's Hospital, Delhi, the need to pee is completely normal.
"Although there's no scientific reason behind this, most women feel like they have to go to the bathroom immediately after having sex. It can also happen due to not going to the bathroom for longer duration," she said.
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It Feels Like Your Hoo-Ha is on Fire
When you go for your after-sex pee (which you should always be doing), you might notice a slight burning feeling--like your urine is hot and it feels painful for it to come out. While the burning sensation generally is a tell-tale sign of an infection, that may not be the case all the time.
"Burning sensation can be due to any pre-existing infection. However, if you have never contracted any infection, it's still normal," says Dr Sodhi.
It's normal mostly because of this little thing called friction burn, which is often caused by lack of lubrication. However, if the burning sensation doesn't subside a few hours later, check for other symptoms and contact your gynaecologist.
Your Stomach Hurts Post Coitus
Sex can be tiring! You might find that your down-there-area feels sore and achey after having sex, and that's really normal. However, sex can also be a little tiring on your tummy, as some positions put extra pressure on your abdomen.
You Can't Help But Scratch an Itch Down There
Itchiness down there is another symptom we're used to associating with an infection, so feeling itchy after sex can be worrying. However, it's completely normal.
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In fact, irritation from friction and even condoms can leave you feeling a bit itchier than usual for a little while. "Sometimes women get allergic reaction to the kind of latex that are used to manufacture condoms. These reactions easily subside and you shouldn't worry about it. However, if it persists, you should definitely contact your gynaecologist," Dr Sodhi added.