Penetrative sex can be uncomfortable, but sometimes it really hurts The medical term for this is dyspareuniawhich refers to recurring or persistent pain before, during, or after sex, according to the Mayo Clinic. The pain might only occur upon entry, penetration with anything like a tampondeep thrusting, or a combination of those — and the level of pain can range from mild to severe.
While scrolling through Twitter, I stopped at a tweet where a user was bragging about bruising his girlfriend's cervix, as if her pain was a compliment to his size. I soon realized that the science behind a bruised cervix is largely unknown and misunderstood. The pain became so damaging that it triggered vaginismusan involuntary muscle spasm where the muscles contract to prevent penetration of any sort fingers, tampons, penis, etc.
Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. Is there any way I can get my cervix to lift higher?
This week, a reader wants to know what the best positions for shallow penetration are. Got your own sex or relationship question? So me and my boyfriend have been struggling to figure out positions to where he stops hitting my cervix. I do not have a tilted uterus or anything and I got a Paraguard IUD inserted about 3 months ago and my gyno never said anything, except there were complications with my cervix during the procedure.
Painful sex can happen for all kinds of reasons, including medical conditions like STIs, pelvic inflammatory disease, or vaginismus. Your body might not naturally produce enough lubrication or the cause could be psychological, like the result of anxiety issues. Or you might not have found the positions that work best for your bod.
Registered in Ireland: Suzi Godson gives advice on what positions are best when a men is well endowed. You have asked a straightforward question and you deserve a straightforward answer.
You might not even know that cervical bruising is a risk you take whenever you get sexual. Just as different people have different sized penises, some people have shorter vaginas than others. Add in the way that the cervix can shift around during your hormonal cycle and when aroused, and it starts to make sense that someone could misjudge the depth of your vag and slam into your cervix.
While sex may be filled with orgasms that make some women see rainbows, that isn't the case for everyone. Here's what might be going on if you're feeling more pain than pleasure. If you get a dull, deep aching sensation in your lower belly whenever your partner thrusts deep, they might be hitting your cervix. Well, maybe not hurtsbut you might be experiencing sensory overload that your brain processes as pain.
We all know you can achieve an orgasm from clitoral or vaginal simulation. But did you know that the cervix is also a pleasure zone? We rounded up the most pressing concerns about cervix penetration so you can get down to business worry-free.
Have an embarrassing sex question? Chances are someone else has already asked it on Reddit or hey, maybe that was you! Known as "the front page of the internet," Reddit is where web-savvy people crowdsource answers to pretty much any question… like this one. Feel free to check out what other commenters had to say, but we went straight to an expert to get the facts.