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Mammalia87
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Has anyone else ever experienced pain after orgasm? It has happened to me ever since I can remember. No matter the method with which I reach an orgasm, I have this horrible, excruciating pain in my lower abdomen (I think my uterus) after an orgasm. It lasts 5-10 minutes and hurts more than I can bare. It makes me avoid sex with my partner, but then I have orgasms during my dreams and it happens then too! Doctors say they cannot find a physical reason for it and think it's psychological. What should I do?
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Heather
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Can I ask how sensitive you tend to be in general? In other words, with physical sensations, period, do you often experience pain?

If your doctors are flummoxed and think this is psychological, what do you think about that assessment? Can you think of anything which would elicit this kind of response, like any feelings of shame or guilt about sex or orgasm?

And can I check and make sure you've seen an OB/GYN about this, not just a general doctor? They've done things like an ultrasound to evaluate your uterus?

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Mammalia87
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Yes, I have been to an ob/gyn and had an ultrasound and regular check-ups. I would say I have an average reaction to pain, and my periods are not anything out of the ordinary. My therapist said that sometimes people can become "cross-wired" when it comes to experiencing pleasure and pain, especially with a history of abuse. I cannot directly remember what happened to me, but all the signs point to some type of mistreatment when I was a toddler. I was with a different family that I do not know and have never spoken to after I left as a small child. Frankly, I don't want to remember it or dwell on it. I just don't want to have this pain anymore, no matter what it's related to. I have very positives views of sex, that it can be natural and healing. At least consciously I do.
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Heather
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By all means, your therapist is right, and if you have any sexual abuse in your history, that can certainly have an impact on our sexuality. So can all kinds of trauma, not just sexual abuse.

Can I ask what your therapist has suggested for you around this?

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