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ok im 16 years old. i'va had sex like 6 or 7 times. the first time i had sex i bled but i know thats normal. but then the time after that i bled again. well couple times after that i didnt bleed, but then when i had sex last week i bled again. i dont know if this is normal or not. but im getting worried. i wanted to ask my mom but before i did i wanted to see if i could an answer on here first.i dont know if its just because he is big considering im small. i dont know. someone please help me. thankz
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Bleeding during sex can be caused by things other than a tearing/eroding hymen (which is that whole "bleeding during your first time" thing that people talk about). It's usually caused by not having enough lubrication.

Your genital/vaginal tissues are really very delicate--think of the inside of your mouth. And when there isn't enough lubrication for a penis or finger or object to get in, the friction can result in irritation or little tears to that tissue.

Luckily, there's an easy way to prevent that in future: using condom-safe lubrication with your condoms or latex gloves. You can find lubes near condoms in grocery or drugstores, with brands like Astroglide or KY Jelly. This can help make sexual activity feel better for everyone involved. An added bonus is that they help to keep condoms from breaking!

If the bleeding continues or is very heavy, yes, you should get to a doctor, but if you're only having light spotting, keep the area clean and don't have sexual contact again till it heals up.

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