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After sex, my 'area' tends to be sore. Doesn't happen every time but still does happen. I sometimes get itching too there. Cause?

By Anonymous December 16, 2008 - 6:27am
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I see two likely answers here:

1. Your method of lubrication (whatever it may be) isn't working well enough. This is probably the case if your soreness/itchiness is internal. The friction is causing (at the least) mild irritation.

2. Your sex is a little rough, or lasts a long time. Repeated, sustained "banging" :) on any part of your body can cause potential bruising or irritation. This is more likely if your soreness is achy and external, and if the itchiness is more like tingling.

If neither of those sounds right, you might consider talking to your doctor about it. It never hurts to ask.

March 1, 2009 - 10:59am

There may be many reasons for this, but the most obvious one is: are you well lubricated before and during intercourse?

Another question: are you able to communicate with your partner if a certain position or other behavior/action is painful? And the follow up question to this: do you feel your partner listens to your requests and respects you enough to change whatever was hurting?

If the answer to all of these questions is "yes", please write back and tell us more about what hurts and when.

If the answer to all the questions above is "no", please write back and we can help you talk with your partner, or talk about what may be inhibiting your natural lubrication.

December 16, 2008 - 3:24pm
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