8 common sex injuries and how to treat them
All the bumping and grinding that goes on during sex can result in injuries.
But the fact is, all the bumping and grinding that goes on during the process can result in injuries – from pain, burns, cuts to even emergency cases which require prompt attention.
Here are some of the most common sex injuries and how to deal with them when they occur:
This usually happens due to several reasons: Your partner could be going too rough or thrusting too fast without enough lubrication. You could take an over-the-counter painkiller like ibuprofen when this occurs. But if you do not see any results, then you may have to visit your doctor.
These tears which are painful can cause pain, bleeding, and even infection at a point. Doctors say this condition occurs when a woman was not lubricated enough for sex.
But the thing is vaginal tears often heal fast, sometimes hours after sex. But if after two days you do not see any improvement, then consult your doctor. To avoid this, always ensure you are well lubricated with lots of foreplay before sex.
If you hear a popping or cracking noise during sexual intercourse and suddenly your partner starts wailing in pain, then penile fracture has set in. This happens when an erect penis gets forcefully bent, which breaks the blood-filled chambers inside. Doctors say what you can do immediately is to put an ice pack on it, then prepare for surgery. Studies say the condition usually occurs when the woman is on top, so you may want to be careful with that position the next time you have sex.
During sex, the thighs and calves are often the body parts that cramp up. Walk around by stretching out the muscle or take a painkiller. Try and switch positions when having sex to avoid this condition.
A lost condom
You may have realized that the condom you used after sex is nowhere to be found. Relax. Don’t panic. Use your fingers to try to get it out. If you still can’t find it, you may have to wait for a while, usually an hour when the vagina will contract for you to find your missing item. But if after a day, and the condom is still missing, then please see your doctor.
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These occur when there is no lubrication during anal sex. They should heal within a day or two, but if you don’t see any results, then visit the doctor. Note that, the anus is not self-lubricating, so artificial lube must be used if you intend going the anal way.
You are probably enjoying the moments without lights. Under this circumstance, it is often common for one partner to hit his or head into an object, maybe the headboard, causing pain. Stop the action immediately when this happens and get some ice which can help the swelling. See a doctor if the pain persists.
This is the most serious sex-related injury. It usually happens to men. Look out for these signs: Sudden pressure in the chest, nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness. If you or your partner get any some kind of chest discomfort, you might want to halt the action. If the condition persists, then you need emergency care.
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