We talked with Tara Ford, a physician assistant at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Purchase, New York, to learn everything you should know about having sex during menstruation — the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Arousal is different for every woman, and some may be too distracted by their period and its annoyances to actually get in the mood for sex. But for others, menstruation could actually be a turn-on of sorts.
Postcoital bleeding is bleeding from the vagina in women after sexual intercourse and may or may not be associated with pain. Some women will bleed after intercourse for the first time but others will not. The hymen may bleed if it is stretched since it is thin tissue.
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Vaginal bleeding after sex is common. Although it's often called "vaginal" bleeding, most benign bleeding in younger women comes from the cervix. However other parts of your genital and urinary systems can be involved.
Following top-notch oral sex from my top-notch partner, I was primed and ready for some intercourse. But after some vigorous penetration, I noticed I was bleeding—not quite period heavy but enough to leave three big blood splotches on my baby-pink duvet cover. The blood might be coming from the vaginal canal itself, the urinary tract, or the cervix, she says.
My Fiance and I had sex while I was spotting. We stopped immediately once we realized I was spotting. Should I be worried?
Spotting after sex is technically known as "postcoital bleeding," and although a designated medical term and the bleeding itself may seem alarming, there are a number of reasons you may be experiencing spotting after sex. We talked to Neeraj Kohli, MD, a urogynecologist and the co-founder of UberDocan app that connects patients with specialists, for his insight on spotting after sex. Refrain from any further sexual activity.
You just finished a nice romp in the hay and are feeling great. But then you notice a tightening sensation down below. What gives?
Many women experience vaginal bleeding after sex at one time or another. In fact, up to 63 percent of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness and vaginal bleeding or spotting during sex. Additionally, up to 9 percent of menstruating women experience postcoital bleeding.