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 and Contractions After Sex During Pregnancy
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Did you really think cramps would end when you stopped having your period for nine months? Welcome to pregnancy and all the little aches and pains — and yes, cramps in your legs, back and abdominal area — that come with it. Including after sex. You'll also want to talk to your doctor if your post-sex cramps come with symptoms like severe dizziness or headache to rule out preeclampsia. After orgasm, your body sends a rush of blood to your uterus, which can cause those uncomfortable cramps in your groin.
What causes cramps after sex?
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.
You just finished a nice romp in the hay and are feeling great. But then you notice a tightening sensation down below. What gives?