Skip navigation! Story from Mothership. Giving birth is an intense and painful experience … but new parents are masturbating sooner than some might expect. While doctors and midwives generally advise that people wait six weeks after birth before inserting anything into the vagina, masturbating through clitoral stimulation is generally safe as soon as you feel ready. Most people who have a vaginal birth will experience tearing or lacerations , and vaginal penetration could lead to pain or infection. Related Stories.
Sexual problems equally common after C-section, natural birth
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After giving birth, women often struggle with reduced sexual desire and arousal, but how they delivered — by cesarean or vaginally — is not to blame, a small study suggests. Women in the study were just as likely to report sexual problems 12 weeks after delivery, regardless of how they gave birth, although complaints did differ somewhat between the C-section and vaginal-delivery groups. Taymour Mostafa, a professor of andrology and sexology at Cairo University in Egypt. Pregnancy and delivery can cause physical changes that often cause pain during sex, reduced desire, difficulty achieving orgasm and fatigue, Mostafa and his colleagues write in the International Journal of Impotence Research. The researchers surveyed women six weeks after giving birth, and again at 12 weeks. The average age was 25 to 30; most were highly educated and living in urban areas. Forty-five percent delivered vaginally; 55 percent had a C-section.
Every woman bleeds after giving birth. Usually it lasts for weeks after delivery. For the first few days postpartum, you will experience a heavy flow with bright red blood and blood clots.
Sex after a C-section can seem like a daunting thing. I mean, you've just brought a whole new human into the world for goodness sake. If sex isn't on your mind soon after doing that, then that's totally normal.