Does sex feel better after awhile?? :/

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Does sex feel better after awhile?? :/

Unread postby Katey123 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:41 pm

Hello to whoever is reading this, this seems strange to be writing to several strangers about a subject normally so censored, but here goes... :D I am not a virgin and have had sex a few times now but it always hurts. Something about the pressure, even when relaxed it hurts like hell to a point where I dread it but really don't want to tell my boyfriend no... He knows I've been through several sexual assault incidents and he's been incredibly understanding and I really want to thank him and be with him, but part of me is really really scared to. Anyways, I'm really hoping it goes away and if anyone has any advice please please, anything will help. :?:

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Re: Does sex feel better after awhile?? :/

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:26 am

Hi Katey,

I'm so sorry that sex has been painful for you. From what we know, painful intercourse isn't something that simply goes away if you give it enough time. True, if a lot of it is coming from anxiety or nerves at doing something new, that may indeed get better with time. But, in your case, it sounds like there may be some other causes that need addressing. For starters, how much lube has been used the times you've tried this? And, did you get support after the assaults, including support for ways trauma from those incidents might pop up places you don't want it to?

It's great that your boyfriend is being understanding! Since it sounds like he's a respectful partner, how would you feel about setting a boundary with him that you two don't have vaginal intercourse for awhile? If you're dreading it and it's causing you pain, you get to set the limit of only doing other sexual things with him (if you want) . Continuing to do it when it hurts is only going to reinforce the dread or tension, which in turn is going to make it more likely that pain happens.

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