Is My Clit More Sensitive Postpartum? Here's What To Prepare For

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After birth, your vagina is going to feel different. You just pushed a few pounds of baby out of you, so it's to be expected. And it's not just the typical soreness or aches that most moms relate to postpartum when they think of how they felt afterwards. A lot of moms deal with sensitivity as well. Many even wonder, "is my clit more sensitive postpartum?"

The short answer is that it's definitely a possibility for some women. According to Overlake Obstetricians and Gynecologists, some women may feel normal six weeks after birth while others may still experience changes or aches related to the vagina, clitoris, and perineum. The sensitivities and changes that come postpartum, however, are 100 percent individually based. What one mom experiences is almost never an exact fit with what another went through postpartum.

Additionally, the clitoris sensitivity that may follow birth isn't always all bad. As OB-GYN Dr. Susan Lin said in an interview with Women's Health, "the number of nerve endings near your clitoris can increase postpartum," which can lead to more frequent orgasms. Furthermore, sexologist Kat Van Kirk told Women's Health that a women's body can go through physical changes after a baby that may allow for better orgasms. Kirk shared that “there seems to be some evidence that nerve compression from the trauma of birth can increase a woman’s orgasmic sensitivity in a positive way." So, although not the norm, there can still be a positive spin put on clitoris sensitivity postpartum.

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Ultimately, if you do find yourself among those women who experience heightened clitoris sensitivity postpartum, especially if it relates to causing aches or throbs, Netdoctor suggested using lubricant to help prevent additional soreness or uncomfortableness. You may even consider taking some extra time off from sex until you feel sensitivity has started to fade. If you notice sensitivity isn't going away, and instead becoming a problem, it's a good idea to reach out to your doctor for further solutions.