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soft_masc
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I sometimes find that a couple hours after my girlfriend and I (we're both trans) have vaginal sex my labia minora are irritated. It's not hugely painful, but it is quite uncomfortable and I'd like to avoid it. My principal theory is that although I have a sometimes excessive amount of lubrication, it's not getting where it would need to go in order to prevent this without intentional help from one of us and the friction is causing the irritation. Alternatively, is it possible or likely for one or both labia minora to fold in such a way during sex that penetration pulls in uncomfortable directions? Since we're fluid-bonded (no STIs, I don't ovulate and have an IUD, long-term relationship and so on), could mine or her fluids hanging around cause irritation?
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Sam W
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Hi Softmasc,

We can't say for certain what might be causing the irritation. But, I think your theory about using more lube is sound and worth a try, as lack of lube is one of the more common reasons for discomfort during or after intercourse. I would also give this a read, if you haven't already: From OW! to WOW! Demystifying Painful Intercourse
If you haven't visited with a health care provider in a while, you might also consider doing that just to help you narrow down possible causes.

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Molias
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It's hard to know exactly what's going on, but I think a good first thing to try would be adding some extra lubrication; what you're describing sounds like a friction issue to me. Even if you're self-lubricating a lot, a thicker lube might be the extra help you need here.
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soft_masc
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Not exactly adding more lube, but more foreplay seems to have solved this problem. Thank you for your help!
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