Am i the only person too scared to DTD? **UPDATED**

Discussion in 'Teenage Parenting' started by LoisP, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. LoisP

    LoisP Guest

    It's been 8 weeks since I had my little man, and I still can't bring myself to DTD. In my defence, I did NOT have a nice labour, had epistomy and ventouse, split open and had to be stiched up for nearly 3 hours, also bled alot after birth had a haemorage (can't spell :haha:) which was 4 and a half pints of blood.
    But i'm pretty much healed now. I had a big ugly fold/scar down there (sorry TMI) But it doesnt seem to hurt anymore, used to hurt to do anything, walk, sit down, pee, stand... etc
    I'm scared of it hurting. I'm scared of all of my healed up cuts splitting. I'm scared of how different I must be down there...........

    Am I the only one who hasn't DTD yet?I want to. i want that intimacy back with my OH
    But whenever we've got anywhere close to eachother i just back off :shrug:

    Im also TERRIFIED of becoming pregnant again, i'm on DEPO at the mo, and if i was to DTD id still make him wear a condom, i love my son and so happy we had him but the thought of falling pregnant again so soon scares the hell out of me...

    heeeelp me, i want to be ready, i dont know whats wrong with me!!

     
  2. _laura

    _laura Mummy to Monster Max

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    I'm exactly the same. Keep putting it off cause I'm so scared. I'm not on any BC at the moment though (going to get the coil fitted but you need to have loads of appts)
    I just remember how much it hurt to do things after birth and remembering all my stitches inside I don't even know if they're gone yet (assuming they are!) also don't even want to know what it feels like in there :( I'm worried oh will get put off!
    And don't worry I'm making oh wear a condom too! I'm not having another max for at least 5 years!
    :hugs: it will get better. It just takes time to recover mentally and physically. Maybe slowly introduce it, like do little bits of foreplay each night until you feel comfortable with the idea?
     
  3. vinteenage

    vinteenage Well-Known Member

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    Ah sweet heart you had a very traumatic delivery, you can't be blamed at all for not wanting to DTD. :hugs:

    It may feel like you're being split open again when you DTD, I won't lie. I had a 1st degree inner tear and the first time we had sex PP I could feel exactly where that tear was and it hurt like a bitch. However, once OH got...in, past the point of the tear, it was fine. You won't split open as long as you're fully healed or...your OH is as big as a baby's head!

    GET LUBE though. Seriously. It'll help immensely. I've magically lost my ability of getting...uhem, "wet" (why yes, hellp TMI!) and lube is pretty much our only option.

    I'm on Depo as well. If another baby was to come...well it wouldn't be the best timing, but I'd live. I'd feel badly though since I tried to be safe and not have another one. :( I wouldn't take family guilt over it though, since proper precautions were made.

    We're still in the two week wait where you have to wear condoms, but after that we'll probably do the 'pull out' mode..

    ETA: Ill just throw in that OH said it doesn't feel any different...but for me in feels way different in the best possible way. I think giving birth must have rearranged some nerves or something...
     
  4. brooke28

    brooke28 Toddler & Newborn Twins

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    My delivery was very similar to yours...horrible horrible tearing. And I was terrified of dtd as well. It was about 8 or 9 weeks before I attempted it. And I'm not going to lie it was a little uncomfortable...but not very painful. One thing I will suggest is use plenty of lube...it makes it a bit more manageable the first few times.
     
  5. divershona

    divershona Mummy to Kaya :)

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    Lois i had a 3rd degree tear too, the first couple of times it hurt a bit, just make sure you use plenty of lube!

    if any of your stitches were external (which i think they would be as you had an episiotomy) then have a feel down there your self and see if you can still feel them.(i can still feel the big knot where the surgeon tied the threads) if you can then assume any internal stitching is still there too, and wait til you are fully covered by your depo. when OH and i first DTD we used a condom and the stitching tore it! OH said that he couldn't feel the stitches on the inside and said that ermmm.... it was better than before! and it definately feels better for me too :thumbup:
    take it slow and get used to your OH, if you feel a slight bit of pain then stop where you are and get used to ur OH being there then try a bit more, the first time for me PP took nearly an hour for OH to get in all the way (TMI sorry!) because we kept stopping when it hurt but trust me it does get better with time :)
     
  6. faolan5109

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    I had a c section and I was stil scared! You are not lone on that one. Just take thing slow,a nd try some alone time minus the Lo. I know it helped with me **Thanks you to Lukes mommies I might add**
     
  7. rainbows_x

    rainbows_x Mummy.

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    I had a 2nd degree tear which i refused to have stitched. We did everything but sex from about 1 week PP. At 6 weeks PP I went back on the pill. Two weeks later we dtd, it hurt a bit, but I think it was because I was scaed so tensed up. I was also woried I would somehow split open lol!

    Just take it slow, I'm sure OH will understand, and get some lube. OH says it feels tighter (I'm guessing because of the scar tissue?) and for me it feels better than ever!
     
  8. amygwen

    amygwen Mom to Kenny & Gwendoline

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    I feeel the SAME exact way hun! Except it's been like MONTHS since I've DTD. I'm really scared of getting pregnant again and I figured the 100% way of not getting pregnant is to not have sex! :haha: which is really depressing because before I had Kenneth I loooooooooved sex, but now I hate it. So yeah! I'm in the same boat! :flower:
     
  9. Lauraxamy

    Lauraxamy Well-Known Member

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    It's normal to feel that way :hugs:
    When you feel ready just take things slow and you'll be fine x
     
  10. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    Ah, Lois! :hugs:
    I know how you feel, I was scared to DTD even though I had a c-section. And we did it 3 weeks PP! :dohh:
    Buuuuttt. I really wanted to be intimate, so we took it slow and used a freakin' gallon ton of lube and honestly, it was nice.
    I don't know why but it feels so much better than before pregnancy. And definitely feels better than during pregnancy.
    You'll be okay, just take it slow! And if it hurts, stop and tell him! :flower:
     
  11. pansylove

    pansylove Guest

    this is probably the worst advice in the world so you probably don't want to listen to me.. but i did it for the first time when i got drunk and it was FANTASTIC.
    so maybe get drunk? ahh that sounds terrible to say!!! but now i know i've done it, and cus i wasn't drunk i wasn't nervous so now i've done it i'm less scared to do it again while sober.
    like i said that's probably really bad advice.
    but i agree with someone else it was actually better than before pregnancy!!
     
  12. Burchy314

    Burchy314 Guest

    I am still really scared too! Just of the pain not of getting pregnant again. I am on the pill and he will be wearing condoms and if I get pregnant again thenit is meant to be.

    He is just waiting and waiting for me to be ready. I actaully feel really bad for him. One time it got so bad that I couldn't even kiss him without him getting upset and calling me a tease haha! I tease him alot when he makes me mad :)

    I am really wanting to, but just to scared. Also just I am never in the mood because LO is always next to us.
     
  13. aafscsweetie

    aafscsweetie mama to lily mae :) xoxo

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    ^^ hahaha, love the getting drunk idea!!

    Honestly, I wasn't scared of DTD for fear of pregnancy (although I certainly didn't want that!!), I was more scared that it would be incredibly painful and not good at all. But... it was great! We did it about 3 weeks PP, which was a little early, but we just went really slow and, erm, took our time with foreplay so that I didn't need a lot of lube... haha sorry for the TMI... but it really was alright! We've only done it about 4 times since giving birth, and each time it has been a little but uncomfy (not painful, necessarily) at first, but that only lasts a minute or so and then it feels good again. :) good luck!! just take it slow xx
     
  14. lizardbreath

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    nope not alone, OH pushed and Pushed for me to DTD when I was only 5 weeks PP and I did and OUCH is all I can say, and I didnt even Tear , and I was still scared. This time I am NOT doing it until I am ready and I have the IUD in.
     
  15. xgem27x

    xgem27x Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't DTD for about 2-3 months, even I got frustrated cos I wanted to but it just didnt fit lol! I wanted to feel that closeness you get like when its not just sex but like when you "make love" << I had just had two kids with the bloke, I needed some love haha!!

    It will eventually happen, but its like losing your virginity all over again! :thumbup:

    I tore when I had my twins, and the doctor seemed to "stitch me too tight" :blush: So I did get a little tear when me and OH did DTD... probs what you dont want to hear, but it was as if my doctor has stitched me shut lol!! :haha:
     
  16. lily123

    lily123 Mammy <3

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    I was 4 months (ish) pp the first time i DTD properly, and i had two episiotomies and a fuck tonne of stitches :haha: and it was G.R.E.A.T!!! Felt a bit like my first time, but in my head it was a good thing :blush: Just make sure you're really relaxed and your OH knows his boundaries!
    xxx
     
  17. MadamRose

    MadamRose Mummy to 2 and cautiously pregnant with #3

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    Dont worry you aint the only one me and DH took about 2 months to try and DTD and when we did it really hurt me and i started bleeding again. I havent dtd again since.
    You aint the only one that worres so dont feel allone
     
  18. annawrigley

    annawrigley Guest

    Total opposite for me :nope: It just stings like mad, even now. :/
     
  19. rainbows_x

    rainbows_x Mummy.

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    I was drunk the first time too! Girls night out, went back and DTD! I agree that it definielty helped, did it every day for a week after lol.
     
  20. LoisP

    LoisP Guest

    Looks like i'm getting drunk then :haha:
    Well next girls night out clubbing is planned for feb 11th
    so i'll wait until then, get very drunk, come back with a condom at the ready... :haha:

    Thanks everyone, glad to know it wasn't total disasters with everyone and that it took some of you a while to brave up enough to do it

    :flower:

    xx
     

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