There is no hard and fast rule for how much sex is too much; the tipping point is different for everyone. However, there are some physical symptoms that may be your body’s way of telling you to scale back:
Some common signs include pain or discomfort during sex, a burning sensation while urinating and an enlarged vagina.
The external female genitalia, or vulva, maintains a moist environment by secreting an alkaline transudate with a pH of about 3.8 to 4.5. This physiologic discharge is made of sloughed epithelial cells, normal vaginal flora and lubricating fluid. It can vary in its appearance and consistency.
Sexual activity can irritate the vulva, causing itching and inflammation. Itching can be relieved by using a lubricant such as petroleum jelly, which also serves as a barrier against bacteria. If the itch persists, ask your doctor to prescribe an over-the-counter topical steroid or antifungal medication.
When a vulvar irritation occurs, it is important to wash with soaps and lotions that are free of fragrances, dyes and other chemicals that can aggravate the condition. In addition, wearing loose-fitting cotton underwear can help reduce moisture in the area. A sitz bath or warm water compress can soothe irritated areas. It is also helpful to use a mild, non-fragranced moisturizing soap or a mild feminine hygiene product designed for sensitive skin. Your doctor may recommend a vulva dilator to stretch the outer vulva and make penetration less painful.
Lower Back Pain
Women may experience back pain in the lower right area of their pelvic area, especially during and after sex. This could be a sign of a condition called endometriosis, which is a painful disease that affects up to 10 percent of reproductive-age girls and women worldwide. Endometriosis is a disorder where cells that look like uterus lining grow outside the uterus, most commonly on the ovarian or fallopian tubes. These tissues can bleed and swell each month during your period, which can cause pain and discomfort.
Women also may develop urinary tract infections, which is a common side effect of having too much sex. To decrease your risk of a UTI, Bitner recommends emptying your bladder immediately before and after sexual intercourse and drinking lots of water and cranberry juice on a regular basis.
It’s important to note that there is no exact number of times a week or day that is considered too much sex, as it varies from person to person. However, it’s important to listen to your body and take a break from sex when you feel the signs that you’re overdoing it.
Exhaustion is one of the biggest problems affecting females today. It can affect a woman’s ability to nurture her children and her relationship with her significant other. It can also leave her unable to get through the day and may be an indicator of an underlying medical condition such as chronic fatigue syndrome or anaemia. It can also be due to nutrient deficiencies, disturbed sleep patterns and stress. The good news is that tiredness usually improves with time and with a few simple lifestyle changes. For example, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly can help boost energy levels.
While penile pain isn’t as common as vaginal excoriation, it can still happen if you’re getting too jiggy. This can be a sign of friction and lubrication issues, or even a condition called Peyronie’s disease, which is a painful and sometimes persistent penile stiffness.
If you’re noticing that your penis are sore after sex, try using more lubrication next time and avoid vigorous thrusting and prolonged intercourse. If the soreness persists, it could also be a sign of a urological issue like a prostate or urinary tract infection, so speak to your doctor if the soreness doesn’t go away.
Those wild and passionate sex marathons can leave you feeling exhausted all day long. If you’re feeling tired, it might be time to cut back on the love-fuelled nights and stick to a reasonable schedule. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, listen to your body and consider taking a break from the bedroom until you feel ready to return. It’ll only make things more enjoyable in the end. Enjoy! 🙂 (Image credit: Getty Images)
Pain can be experienced in the vulva and pelvic area. It can affect all ages of women and it can occur for no apparent reason. It is often described as burning, stinging or irritating and may be constant or come and go. Some women also experience a feeling of rawness and sensitivity that they describe as vulvodynia.
In some cases genital pain is caused by herniated organs like the bladder or rectum. This can be a result of pregnancy, childbirth or the natural aging process. It can also be caused by herniated fibroid tumors or endometriosis in which the tissue that lines the uterus grows on structures outside of the uterus, such as on the fallopian tubes, bladder or rectum.
Pelvic and vulval pain can also be a symptom of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. STIs can cause long-term damage to the reproductive system if not treated quickly with prescription medications. In addition to causing genital pain, they can lead to infertility if left untreated. If you experience genital pain, see your gynecologist for testing and treatment.