Sex… With These Hips?! Xandra Lee laughs when she recalls a conversation she had with one of her many physiotherapists about how her latest hip surgery would affect her sex life. At just 35, Xandra has undergone a whopping eight hip surgeries, but she is far from alone. According to the Royal College of Surgeons, hip replacements are on the up. Problems resurfaced in adolescence, with pain hindering her teenage years and, by the time she was in her mids, her mobility was affected and she needed constant pain relief. Put simply, having a hip condition means certain positions in sex are uncomfortable, downright painful or even dangerous.
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But for many people with vaginas, pain after sex and general discomfort are surprisingly and unfortunately common. There's a surprising variety of possible reasons for having pain after sex. In order to resolve the pain, first, you have to understand the underlying cause. Here, experts break down the most common reasons you might experience pain after sex. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, call your doc. During sex, it should never feel like you're trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Rabin, M.
It's common to be afraid to have sex when you have hip pain. But it doesn't have to stop you from having a satisfying sex life. Talk to your partner about which movements are comfortable for you and which aren't. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems.
Charlotte Hilton Andersen. In fact, sex is one of the best activities you can do for arthritis, says Laura Deitsch, a licensed clinical professional counselor and sexologist with Vibrant. Sex is gentle, low-impact exercise. The endorphins released by a good orgasm can even reduce pain and inflammation, Deitsch explains. The trick is finding sex positions that maximize pleasure while avoiding your particular pain spots.