9:08 pm - 02/06/2011

Stomach pain and cramps after sex?

Hey everyone. So my current partner and I have been having frequent sex (a few times per week) for the past few months. I like having sex with him, but I notice that every time after we have sex, I'm usually bloated and gassy. At first, I thought it was because he was pumping air into while having sex and I always make sure to "push" the air out. However, the bloating and gas still remains. Lately, it's gotten so bad that my stomach starts cramping up after sex to the point where I just want to curl in a ball. The pain is usually shooting pains centralized around my navel area, not so much my uterus, and it literally feels like my stomach is twisting itself inside out. I've never experienced this with any of my previous partners. While my current partner can get rough with me in bed, he's never been especially rougher than anyone else, so I'm definitely concerned.
I'm not pregnant and do not have STDs, so what could it possibly be? Any suggestions of what I can do to alleviate the pain?

Thanks in advance.
helenkacan 7th-Feb-2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
The pain is usually shooting pains centralized around my navel area, not so much my uterus, and it literally feels like my stomach is twisting itself inside out.
That sounds like your intestines may be getting jostled. Are the two of you using positions you've never done before with another partner? You might try things that are less acrobatic to see if that helps. Also, if you're usually having sex at a certain time of day - in relation to your meals - you might try to vary your routine. And there's the common sense advice to eat more fibre and drink more water to keep things moving along.

In the meantime, if you're hit with the intense urge to curl up in a ball because of bloating and gas, turn over to lie on your LEFT side. That'll prevent the escape valve between the stomach and large intestine from remaining open and allowing gas to back up into the stomach.

Hope some of the above will help.
kelsietrpt 7th-Feb-2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
This happens to me sometimes after sex, particularly after ovulation, when I get really gassy anyway.

Here is what helps me:

-Before sex, I will take a Gas-X pill. This almost always, always prevents the gas from even building up.
-If I don't have any Gas-X, then IMMEDIATELY after sex, I drink a glass of WARM water. I don't know why, but a glass of warm water really helps relieve the trapped gas. Also, peppermint, ginger, or licorice tea helps a lot.
-If sex happens spontaneously, and I can't take a Gas-X before, I take one immediately after.
-The previous poster is right about turning on your left side.
-It seems like deep penetration is what really gets me when it comes to gas pains. I'm not sure it means there's anything wrong with you--just that you need to take some preventative measures. Gas-X is your best friend. Trust me.

I know how terrible the pain is. Hopefully some of this advice helps you find relief and have better sex!
krwilder to help the cramping9th-Feb-2011 05:38 am (UTC)
When I first started "getign creative" with my curent BF, I started getting cramps after sex and feeling gassy too. One way to help is to try to avoid either:
A: eating a large meal and then going right into vigorous sex
or
B: when you start to feel the pressure, switch to a more comfortable position or ask your partner to slow down a bit.
I found that doing one of these makes the experience more enjoyable and I don't end up in pain afterwards.

Also, It may be that yu partner isn't as rough as others have been in the sack, but he may be bigger? If this is true, you may want to let him know that when he is rough with you, you need him to slow down a bit or not thrust as hard untill you have gotten used to him. It won't hurt his feeling, but more or less let him know that he is hung (and what guy doesn't want to hear that from his gal?) and that you are a little sensitive. If anything a guy always wants to make sure he preforms his best and makes his lady comfortable too.
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