What Happens To Your Vagina After Rough Sex? It Takes A Hit

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Sex can be a lot of fun and, if it's something that you're into, rough sex can be particularly thrilling. Unfortunately, sometimes rough sex can come with some side effects, particularly for your vagina. This might make you wonder what happens to your vagina after rough sex. Well, there are a few things to be aware of before getting a little rough with your partner.

According to Prevention, you might see some light spotting on your sheets after rough sex. If it's just a little blood, there is likely nothing to worry about and no reason to see the gynecologist. In fact, bleeding after sex — particularly the rough kind — is a common occurrence, since the quite a bit. This is likely due to an inflamed cervix inflamed or vaginal tear. If, however, postcoital bleeding happens more than once, you should head to your gynecologist so that they can have a look.

Additionally, according to Women's Health, you may develop a urinary tract infection after rough sex. Although this does not technically happen in your vagina, it does play a part in the ailment. To avoid a UTI, make sure your vagina is properly lubricated and that your partner isn't entering you too soon. Going too rough on a dry vagina might increase your chances of tears and irritation, and therefore make UTIs more likely.

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That being said, your vagina might burn when you pee after rough sex, but you might not necessarily have a UTI, according to Glamour.Dr. Jessica Shepherd, an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and director of minimally invasive gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, told Glamour that the "burning when you pee" feeling is likely happening due to micro-abrasions that women get during sex, especially if things got a little rough. However, it usually goes away on its own, though Shepherd recommends that you make sure to pat, not wipe, when you use the bathroom after sex to prevent injuring your vagina more.

Finally, your vagina may become swollen after rough sex, according to GURL.com. Luckily, this swelling typically goes away on its own and should be no cause for worry as long as it is gone within 24 hours.

If rough sex is your go-to, it's important to know how it can be affecting your vagina. But that doesn't mean that you need to stop doing something you and your partner like. Instead, take some precautions and slow down if you are experiencing pain or discomfort.