We don't need experts to tell us that there are more benefits besides pleasure when it comes to sex. But should you need scientific proof, there's plenty of it, like how it can boost your immune system, help lower stress and risk for depression, improves sleep and can even lower our perception of pain. However, there's one topic that's not often discussed, despite the fact that it's common among women: Cramps after sex. New York—based board-certified gynecologist Shyama Mathews, MD, tells MyDomaine that most women have experienced this type of pain after sex at some point in their lives. In fact, a recent British study found that nearly one in 10 women experience some type of pain also known as Dyspareunia in scientific circles during or after sex.
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In those first moments after you've been intimate with someone, you're probably feeling pretty good. With so much happening and the fact you're probably tired , it's no surprise you're not focussing on what's going on with your body. Because sex involves the entire body, you may experience some reactions that seem a little off but are actually pretty normal. Here's a list of some of the most common things that can happen to your body after intimacy and why they're usually nothing to worry about.
Why does sex hurt?
Why do I feel deep belly pain when I have sex with my husband in the missionary position? For example, any discharge from the vagina? Any change in your periods?
Back to Sexual health. If you get pain during or after sex, your body may be trying to tell you something is wrong, so don't ignore it. Find a sexual health clinic near you.