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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 16:56 PM   1
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Sex postpartum??

Hey Ladies,

I'm almost 10 weeks pp now, and sex is still really painful. My vagina is really tight. We use lubrication, which helps a bit... but it's pretty unbearable.

It's pretty depressing. I've never really been that into sex, and now I have absolutely no libido... Nevermind the fact that I'm 50 lbs heavier than I was pre pregnancy. But I'd still like to try, for OH's sake.

We've only tried 3 times... but I'm so afraid of any sort of penetration that I feel like I'm going to end up with vaginismus.

Anybody have any ideas of how to lessen the tightness?

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Old Nov 21st, 2012, 05:44 AM   2
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Sounds like the issue is psychological rather than physical. You mention how you don't feel attractive and that you're afraid of penetration. Have you considered pleasuring yourself? I might help you relax as you're 'in charge' and can experiment a little to find out what feels best for you pp (which you can then encourage when having sex with your OH).

Both you and Isabel are gorgeous, by the way.

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