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Will Oral Sex Hurt After Baby? 3 Things To Keep In Mind

Your postpartum sex life is going to take some getting used to. After all, if you've recently had a vaginal birth, you know that your "down there region" might not feel like the pleasure center it once was. But will oral sex hurt after baby? Inquiring minds want — and, in some case,s need — to know.

A 2013 study in the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology detailed the changes in you postpartum vaginal area, noting that "the delicate vaginal tissues are inevitably strained, bruised and torn – and it takes some weeks for these injuries to heal up." With that in mind, also remember the amazing capacity of your body to recover. And like most things that happen between the sheets, the anticipation can only enhance pleasure.

Additionally, The Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study that reported 65 percent of women had oral by the end of the first three months. The study does not mention the pain factor, but I'm thinking that if you're having it, you're liking it. But, when it comes to oral after baby, there are a couple things to keep in mind not only for your post baby recovery, but for your post baby pleasure too.  

1. The Waiting Period Is Mandatory

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After having a vaginal delivery, you should listen to your physician's instructions for resuming any kind of sexual activity. A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology recommended that during the first few months after childbirth, cunnilingus should be avoided. Why?

Netdoctor, which reported on this study, claimed that during oral, air can get into the vagina, and sometimes cause a rare but fatal condition called air embolism. This is a definite mood killer, so be sure to speak to your physician about any concerns.

2. You Will Likely Have An Emotional Reaction

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Though I haven't given live birth, I can say that I need to be apprehension-free in order to enjoy a good session of oral. So relax your minds and think about, well, nothing. Let your emotions do their thing.

3. All Women Are Different

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All vaginas are different too, but you knew that. Bear in mind that not all women love oral sex to begin with. In fact, in an informal survey with my friends, about half of them don't feel 100 percent comfortable about receiving oral from their partners.