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wanderlusting
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I've been with my partner monogamously for 2 and a half years. On Friday we had repeated intercourse, about 4 times in the course of the night, without a condom. We've both been tested for STDs. Yesterday, I noticed that my vagina was very tender, and I was unable to have sex- the friction of my partner's penis caused an almost burning sensation, not to mention I was tense in expectation of the pain. When urinating, for a couple of hours after intercourse, there was some burning, but that has subsided. I just came out of a long, 5 hour car ride, and could feel the sort of burning sensation around my labia while sitting- we did attempt to have intercourse again this morning, multiple times, but I was too tense and the sensitivity of my vagina was rather unpleasant. I'm wondering if this is cause for concern at all from an infection standpoint, as it did manifest only a day after intercourse, or if this is just sensitivity that I can expect to go away. Thank you for your help!
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Robin Lee
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Hi wanderlusting,

This sounds like sensitivity from the repeated intercourse. Vulvar tissues are pretty sensitive, and that degree of friction in a short period of time, particularly if lubricant was not used, would make most people experience sensitivity and itching. You can liken it to a workout; if we've worked out really hard, we're not going to feel like doing any exercise, and sometimes, even every day things might be too uncomfortable for a couple of days.

So, I'd suggest just keeping an eye on it. If you're stilll experiencing burning after urination after a day or two, or if the sensitivity doesn't start diminishing, I'd suggest seeking healthcare just to make sure everything is okay.

I'd also suggest staying away from genital sexual activity until you're not sore or itchy anymore.

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Allie R
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I'll say this first: if this persists, I would recommend talking to your doctor, as I can't say for certain where your discomfort is deriving from.

Were you well lubricated the night you had repeated intercourse? If not, that might substantiate the claim that it's sensitivity. Has something similar happened to you before?

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wanderlusting
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We didn't use any lubricant, no, besides saliva. I've definitely been sensitive in the past- I've experienced the burning after urination post intercourse before- but never to this degree. Then again, I've never had repeated intercourse to this degree either. This morning seems quite good, just a little itching, no burning. Thank you guys!
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Robin Lee
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You're most welcome.

For future reference, lubricant will most likely reduce the irritation factor.

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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