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evilstrawberry
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So I recently had sex with my current boyfriend, and had the relatively frightening experience of bleeding A LOT from it. This has happened to me once in the past, but it was minimal, probably because it was quickly noticed. Both times, it was in a position where I felt like my partner was getting more deeply into me. There was, both times, a moment where it would feel very deep and tight and slightly uncomfortable, but this would quickly pass and we would continue...unfortunately this recent time we ended up continuing for quite some time before I realized I was not simply, as I usually am, extremely wet, I was in fact bleeding profusely (or at least it looked that way...it was everywhere [Frown] )

Is this from hitting my cervix? I don't know whether to be legitimately concerned about this happening or just be more conscientious in the future. I just got screened so it's not an STD, and I would think they would have noticed any cervical abnormalities while I was there too. I guess I just was not aware the cervix (if that is the culprit) was so prone to bleeding from what was FAR from painful sex. Thoughts? [Confused]

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Heather
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If the bleeding was due to an injury to your cervix, and it was big-time bleeding, I would have expected you to experience pain from that.

Do you have any history of ovarian or cervical cysts? The exam you just had: do you have all your results back from that yet?

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might want to read something similar that happened to me :
http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/28/t/005820.html


could just be an abrasion/injury to the vagina

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As far as i know I don't have any history of cysts. All my test results came back negative, and I got both a blood test and a swab. I guess it could be vaginal, I really don't know. Like I said, there wasn't really any pain, at most just a second of discomfort deep in me that quickly passed.
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What's your pain threshold like: is it high? For instance, I have a high pain threshold for most things, which means an injury which will often leave others crying or yelling, I'll just be walking around going, "Phooey" ow."

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Hm..I hadn't considered that. I guess I have a moderate tolerance of pain for certain things. But even with that in mind, I am hard pressed to think that there was pain involved in this. When I have had vaginal pain by myself or with someone, I do notice it and it feels pretty significantly painful and stabbing-like. This was definitely a different feeling.
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Okay. If you're not having any pain, and nothing unusual happened with your last exam, you're negative with all your STI screenings, I'd not sweat this. Id just be sure and keep an eye, and if it keeps happening, then you'll want to talk to your healthcare provider about it.

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Ok, well I guess that's good news. I'll just watch out for it in the future then I suppose. Also, could it possibly be caused, at least in part, by a ribbed condom?
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Not really. No style of condom is sharp.

However, textured condoms can create more friction, so if you also went without lube as needed, going without extra lube with those could potentially create abrasions. But that can be the case with any style, and would then be a lube, not a condom issue.

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Hey evilstrawberry,

If it helps, I went through a similar experience and I don't think you should worry, as Heather said. I usually use a lot of lube, and one time I had sex a second time with 15-20 minutes delay and didn't replenish the lube. I assumed it would hurt if the lube was insufficient, so when it felt ok I didn't worry. But when it was over, I bled all over the place.

So I would say if there's any chance you weren't wet enough or weren't using enough lube, even though you didn't feel much pain, the bleeding could still be caused by that friction. Probably nothing scary. [Smile]

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Ok, thanks so much for your help [Smile]
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