Going to the gynecologist is stressful enough, but it might be especially unpleasant if you walk out of the appointment with the news that you have a tilted uterus. The first thing running through your mind might be, "what now." The second thing is probably, "is that why sex often hurts." Having an answer for why you feel extreme discomfort during certain positions may be a blessing in disguise, because now you can try some sex hacks if you have a tilted uterus to make sex feel much more enjoyable.
According to Women's Health, about 30 percent of women have a retroverted — or tilted or tipped — uterus. However, the only way to find out that your uterus faces towards your spine instead of towards your front is via a vaginal exam. Having a tilted uterus isn't as big a deal as you might originally assume and it won't affect your chances of pregnancy. What a tilted uterus might affect, however, is your sex life.
If you have a tilted uterus, you're likely having some pain and discomfort during certain sexual positions. Thankfully, there are some sex positions that are good for a woman with a tilted uterus and sex hacks that can help you have a good time in the bedroom. Read on for seven tips on how to deal with having a tilted uterus — and enjoying your sex life.
1. Don't Forget About Foreplay And Oral Sex
If intercourse is painful for you because of your tilted uterus, there is something to be said for focusing on the other parts of sex: foreplay and oral sex. If there is no penetration, then there won't be any pain, right?
2. Be Careful With Girl On Top
According to the aforementioned Women's Health article, the popular girl-on-top position painful for women with a titled uterus because there is deeper penetration than with missionary or spooning positions. If you can't resist the position, make sure you communicate wiht your partner.
3. Face-To-Face Always Works
According to Psychology Today, rear entry positions may be painful if you have a tilted uterus, because of the way your uterus is pointing. Try to stick to forward-facing positions for less pain and more intimacy.
4. Try Positions Where You Control Penetration
Controlling the depth of penetration during sex is important for women who have a tilted uterus, according to the aforementioned Women's Health article. Try to keep your legs straight and closer together, so that your partner is less likely to go deep and irritate your uterus while thrusting.
5. Resort To Missionary
According to the aforementioned Psychology Today article, the missionary position is great for women with a tilted uterus. One of the better ways to do it is with your partner lying on top and your bellies touching.
6. Try Positions That Are Good For A Bad Back
When your uterus is tipped towards the back of your pelvis like this, it's easy to understand why positions such as doggy style may be painful. According to the American Pregnancy Association, one of the common symptoms of a tipped uterus are having back pain during intercourse. Try sex positions that are good for a bad back, and you may find one that causes less pain.
7. Don't Worry About Treating It
Worrying about your tilted uterus is not uncommon but, according to The Bump, treating a tilted uterus should not be a huge concern. The reason for this is because a pregnancy may actually move your uterus forward and cause it to become untilted. Plus, stressing about your tilted uterus during sex may actually cause more harm than the pain you feel. Relax, enjoy, and communicate with your partner about what hurts and what works.