Sex, is there such a thing as too much of it?
You might be wondering if there is such a thing as too much sex.
Whether you are on your honeymoon with your new life partner, on vacay enjoying a lot of romping in your free time, or you just love having a lot of sex regularly, you might be wondering if back-to-back sessions are OK for your mind and body to handle.
Medically speaking, there is no such thing as too much sex. Our virtual doctors agree that if you and your partner are happy and comfortable, then you can have as much sex as you desire.
However, there are some uncomfortable situations that your friend down there can come across from increased sexual frequency. Here is what you should look out for:
After days of prolonged penetration, you might start to experience vaginal dryness. This is when tiny micro-tears in the vagina occur, which can be seriously painful.
The more sex you have in a short period of time the more likely you will acquire a bladder infection or vaginal infection. Bodily fluids can knock your vagina’s natural pH levels out of whack, making you more susceptible to infection.
Meira Care’s online doctors recommend that you always keep your vagina healthy and use the bathroom before and after sex to prevent the onset of a Urinary Tract Infection.
Commons signs of a UTI include:
- Increased urge to urinate with little or nothing coming out
- A burning sensation while urinating
- Urine that is cloudy, pink, or has blood in it
- Unusual discharge, pain, and odors
It is important to remember that these symptoms do not always appear, so check with your doctor if you are unsure.
Too much penetration over a short period of time can cause pain, irritation, and soreness. If a man is ejaculating 8-10 times over the weekend, he is bound to experience some discomfort and likely will have trouble peeing after sex.
Whether you are having sex daily, weekly, monthly, or never at all, how much you have is entirely up to you. When it comes to your sexual frequency, remember that everyone is different with their own set of preferences. Your schedule, sleep pattern and of course your partner’s availability are all factors that come in to play.
Find your own ebb and flow. There will be days and nights of more sex and times of less. The most important thing is to stay connected and communicate with your partner.
OB-GYNs might naturally be at the forefront of specialists who delve into the subject of sex, but it is also the domain of family doctors.
Sex is part of our health. So, discussing sex with your doctor is entirely relevant and should be routine. We want you to be happy sexual beings and happy reproductive beings, so with that said take charge of your sexual health. Be prepared with questions or concerns. Do not be afraid if your questions sound non-medical and most importantly do not be afraid to bring them up. And, if we do not know the answer, we will refer you to a specialist who will know the answer.
Meira Care’s team of virtual family physicians believe that the doctor-patient relationship is more of a partnership.