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. Researchers point out that there are other factors besides physical causes that can contribute to painful sex, including emotional and psychological issues.
Cramps After Sex: IUD, Pregnancy, Period, and Ovulation
Most of the time people talk about the pleasure of sex. Less often they talk about pain related to sex , which can take away a lot of the pleasure. Cramping is just one type of pain you may experience after sex. What causes this cramping and what can be done about it? Read on to find out. An intrauterine device IUD is a type of birth control.
Pain felt during or after sex is known as dyspareunia pronounced dys- par- eu- nia. Occasional dyspareunia is normal, with deep penetration for example. It may also be one of the most difficult gynaecological problems to assess and treat successfully. Dyspareunia may be classed as superficial felt in the tissues around the entrance of the vagina or deep felt deeper within the pelvis on penile thrusting , depending on the site of the pain. Dyspareunia may have been present from the time a woman first started having sex or it may have developed later in life.
Both men and women can experience cramps after sex. The medical term for pain before, during, or after sex is dyspareunia. Cramps may occur after sex for many reasons, ranging from mild muscle strain to underlying conditions that may require treatment. Similar to during exercise, straining the pelvic and abdominal muscles during sex can sometimes lead to cramping. Tight muscles, dehydration , or working the muscle in an awkward position can all cause cramps.