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    “Bleeding from inside the vagina after penetrative sex is called post-coital bleeding, and is more common than you might think. There are plenty of reasons why it might be happening – from vaginal dryness to untreated Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).” 

    Have you ever bled during or after having sex? My very first time having sex I did! It hurt a little bit during and when we were finished, there was some blood left on the sheets. I didn’t use any lube and was really nervous at the time, so I was pretty dry down there so I think that’s why. I haven’t bled any other time though! Have you? Do you know anyone who has?

    You can read more about bleeding after sex here!


    Hey @tea, I bled the first time I had sex too but nothing since. I used to think I needed loads of lube and for a long time found sex quite painful but then I realised that the more you relax it becomes way more enjoyable – well that’s what I’ve found anyway!


    I’ve never bled @tea but I definitely find sex painful, especially if I’m not ready. I recently learned about vaginismus, which is when your muscles spasm from having a tight pelvic floor.

    how common is vaginismus in your clinic and what would you suggest to someone struggling with it?


    Hey @champagnepapi interesting topic. Vaginismus can be a real struggle for people. The best place to reach out for help is a GP who can refer to a sexual Health specialist and a sex therapist. In our Sexual Health Clinics we are more focus on STIs and BBVs.


    @nurse_nettie thank you for that factsheet! I think I’ll go see a GP after lockdown’s over and try to get a referral. It’s a bit nerve-racking!

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