How Rough Sex Affects The Vagina

In this segment of ESSENCE Now's "Health Myths Busted" panel, Dr. Jessica Shepherd, Dr. Drai and Dr. Nita Landry discuss whether the vagina is forgiving when it comes to rough sex.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 07, 2017
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[BLANK_AUDIO] My boyfriend is into wild and kinky sex. I was down to try it a few times, but I'm concerned. Can rough sex cause serious damage to my vagina? Signed All Tied Up in Brooklyn. Dr. [UNKNOWN] take this one. What do you say to this? This is actually more common of a question than you might think, because again we have a special relationship with our vagina, so what I typically like to say is that the vagina is very forgiving, so the vagina has a lot courage and elasticity and so it's very culminating and also very forgiving. So, you don't damage perse your pelvis or your vagina from rough sex, however you can have, Cuts, you can have abrasions or lacerations if it's too rough or if you don't have proper lubrication prior to having intercourse. So what I would say is, one, have a good relationship with your partner so that if it is too rough you can always make accommodations and change that But yes, the vagina is very accommodating, but if you have issues, go to your gynecologist. Make sure you get a thorough vaginal exam so you can see if anything has happened. Okay, very good. Foreplay is a must though. You can't just dive in. You gotta warm it up down there. So women is all up here, orgasms and sex. Guys or ladies out there, make sure you warm it up before you dive in.