Question: Sometimes it hurts when I have sex with my boyfriend. I get sharp pains in my stomach. How can I make sex less painful?
Answer: Ouch. Here are a few things that could be causing your aching belly:
1) If pain only happens at certain times of the month, it could be related to your ovulatory cycle. That’s because the ovaries can get sensitive when you ovulate.
2) Speaking of ovaries, pain can also be caused by ovarian cysts.
3) Then again, it could just be that your partner is hitting your cervix. That can be helped by changing positions.
4) A medical condition like endometriosis can also be the culprit. Endometriosis happens when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus.
5) Another possibility is pelvic inflammatory disease. This is a condition that affects the reproductive organs. It can develop if infections like gonorrhea or chlamydia go untreated. Because gonorrhea and chlamydia often have no symptoms, a lot of people have no idea that they even have an infection in the first place.
Even if sex feels fine the next time you have it, it would be wise to get checked out. If the pain is related to something medical, that’s not something you want to ignore.
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