If you have just started having
sex, you will experience quite a few changes in your body. We know you
have a list of questions about what will be different from now on. While
these changes differ from person to person, here’s a list of changes
you are likely to experience.
1. You might be in pain
sex is a real thing and there could be a variety of different reasons
for it. However, the reasons are pretty fairly common and nothing to be
You could be experiencing the pain due to your hymen
being stretched. It could be because of a lack of lubrication due to
vaginal dryness. This could occur due to a phenomenon called vaginismus
which is an involuntary tightening of the pelvic muscles that makes it
impossible for anything to enter the vagina. It has a typical
association with anxiety seeding from strict and religious upbringing,
the baggage of trauma, or even just apprehension.
you have already orgasmed during sex, it could cause you to experience
cramps in your uterus. It is the oxytocin release in the body that
causes uterine contractions and hence, the pain.
2. There might be spotting
might bleed after sex but you also might not. Either way, it is
absolutely fine. You might bleed when you have penetrative sex for the
first time and that could be because of your hymen breaking. The hymen
is a thin piece of skin covering the entrance of the vagina.
breaks quite easily and sex doesn’t have to be the only reason why it
breaks. It could break because of extensive physical activities such as
horse riding and other sports, or even using tampons. A broken hymen
doesn’t necessarily mean that your virginity is lost.
that, if you find a little bit of spotting, it could be due to the
inflammation of the cervix that gets contracted during sex or due to
vaginal tearing if you are having rough sex. The blood coming from an
inflamed cervix or vaginal tears is normally bright red. If it’s darker
in colour, it is probably residual blood from your periods.
3. You might feel a burning sensation
okay if you feel a burn when you make a trip to the washroom post-sex.
The urethra and the vagina are closely situated. The vaginal stretch or
tear could be causing a temporary burning sensation. However, if you
experience this discomfort for days, it could be something serious.
4. You might experience itching
you are annoyed by the urge to scratch an itch after sex, you are
probably allergic or sensitive to the condom that you used. It could
also be sensitivity to lube if you have used any.
5. You might get a urinary tract infection
the process of having sex, a transfer of bacteria from the bowel to the
vaginal cavity and up to the urethra can happen. This could be the
cause of a painful UTI that can cause itching and a burning sensation.
6. The size of your nipples and clitoris might change
nipples are filled with nerve endings which get riled up when you are
aroused. They cause the blood vessels to dilate and the tissue in your
breasts to swell up. This sexual stimulation also leads to erection in
Similarly, once you start having sex, you will have
your clitoris swell up during the act. It will, however, return to its
normal size within a few minutes. This happens due to increased blood
flow in the pelvic region.
7. You’ll feel the surge of happy hormones
you start having sex, your body starts experiencing increased blood
flow and muscular tension in places like your nipples, areola and
clitoris. Upon getting aroused, you get goosebumps, your areola swells,
and the nipples become hard. All of these contribute to your orgasm, all
thanks to the oxytocin release happening in your brain.