8 Things You Have To Do If You Feel Sore After Sex

When people are talking about sex, we almost always hear about how ahhhhhhhhmazzzzzing it feels. We might get the occasional awkward sex story, but mostly it’s just how sex is like the best. What often gets left out are the stories about feeling a bit tender down there during or after sex.

Here at Gurl we talk about everything and anything about sex and that includes being sore down there. We’ve discussed how some people have painful experiences trying to have sex, but you can also feel pain during it and after. Sometimes it’s actually the good sex that causes the pain.

If you’re feeling especially tender down there, you’re probably preparing yourself for a few days of uncomfortable sitting. However, you do not need to completely suffer in silence. There are things you can do (and not do!) to make things more comfortable. Take a look at eight things you need to do if you feel sore after sex.


Avoid Tampons

If you are lucky enough to have your period and feel sore down there, you should ditch the tampons and stick with pads. It's a good idea to avoid putting anything up there that can further irritate your vag until it's less painful.

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Think About Your Clothes

Your clothes might not be the first thing on your mind when you're thinking about how tender your vagina is, but they should be a consideration. Your favorite pair of skintight jeans could be making things worse. Ditto for any tight underwear or anything with a seam. Try to stick with looser fits when it comes to underwear and bottoms to avoid further irritation.

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Take A Relaxing Bath

You can soothe your vag and your sore muscles at once. Just make sure that the water is warm as opposed to scalding. If the water is too hot, it could cause further discomfort down there. Also, be wary of any heavily perfumed bubble baths. Epsom salts are actually a better alternative.

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Do Not Try Creative DIYs

If you happened to do a Google search for ways to deal with a sore vag, you're likely to come across some DIY remedies. While some of them could potentially work, you have to be careful about them. You don't want to end up with a reaction or irritate your vagina further. Remember the rule that it's generally not a good idea to start sticking random things up there.

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Apply A Compress

Don't want to have a full bath? You can apply a damp compress down there. Follow the same guidelines as the compress you apply to your forehead. The washcloth shouldn't be soaking wet and it shouldn't be super hot. Furthermore, do not leave it on too long. Ten to fifteen minutes at a time is plenty.

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Know When To See Your Doc

If it has been a few days and your vagina is still swollen or you still feel uncomfortable, it's a wise idea to book an appointment with your doc to make sure everything is A-okay down there. If you're bleeding or something looks serious, go see your doctor right away.

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Stop Doing It For A Bit

You probably won't feel like hooking up much if you're feeling pain down there, but it's worth saying. Even if bae is super gentle, you could wind up feeling sorer at the end of things. A better idea is to focus on other sexy time activities besides things that could make your vag sorer.

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Do Some Stretches

If you suspect that your tenderness has to do with a pulled muscle, you can try doing some easy leg stretches to see if they make a difference. You could even attempt some Kegels. Just do a few to see if they help or hurt you. If you're tense, they could help you to relax.

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How do you deal if you’re sore after sex? Let us know in the comments!

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