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painful sex

Unread postby northerngirl » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:26 am

Hi there,
I am seventeen and have just recently become sexually active. Although sex is enjoyable, I also feel pain that lasts up to a week at the back of my vagina. I have tried using lubricated condoms which helped a little but not much. My problem doesn’t seem to be a lack of arousal or lubrication, but the piece of skin between my vagina and anus. It almost completely covers the opening of my vagina, and, since it isn’t really a part of my vagina, it doesn’t stretch properly. It can often become abraded, a little inflamed, and sore. This doesn’t seem normal. Is there anything that I can do about it myself, or should I try to book an appointment with a gynaecologist?

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Re: painful sex

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:34 am

Hi northerngirl,

Ouch, that sounds like an unpleasant sensation. From what you're describing, it sounds like it's time to schedule and appointment with a gynecologist. Is that a resource you know how to access?

In the meantime, do you feel comfortable asking your partner to hold off on intercourse until you get this sorted out?

northerngirl
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Re: painful sex

Unread postby northerngirl » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:44 am

I have already told to him about this issue, so we have been talking about solutions and alternatives. I will make sure to book a doctors appointment to get a referral to the gynaecologist near me as soon as possible. Thank you for your quick response, and have a great day.

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Re: painful sex

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:51 am

You're welcome, and I hope the appointment turns out to be helpful!


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