Sex and prolapse, are you worried about this?
This topic is very rarely talked about so let’s bust some myths!
Will having sex make my prolapse worse?
In one word, no.
It is safe to have sex and it will not damage your bladder/uterus or bowel. You may need to experiment with different positions or use a lubricant to make things more comfortable. The main message is it’s ok to try new things out. If you have pain though do discuss this with your GP to find out about other treatment options.
Will my partner feel my prolapse?
In a word, no.
It’s highly likely that they won’t even know you have a prolapse. If you feel unsure about it get investigative. Try inserting your finger(s) into your vagina and see what you can feel.
Be reassured that the penetrating object is less likely to be able to tell what it is feeling compared to your fingers.
Will sex be painful with a prolapse?
It is difficult to say on paper as it depends on a number of variables that are different for each of us. Factors that may affect your comfort levels can be reduced oestrogen (breastfeeding can reduce your libido and natural lubricant levels) vaginal dryness, irritated tissue in and around your vulva and vagina, overactive pelvic floor muscles and more.
Will I still be able to orgasm?
Yes there’s no reason not to.
Top tips from Jeanice from @mypelvicfloormuscles on instagram:
1️⃣”Try it out on your own first. Insert a couple fingers or a favorite sex toy.
3️⃣Tip your pelvis to let gravity help you- your pelvis is like a bowl. Tipping it can be done many ways- lying on your back with a pillow under your hips, on all fours with hips in the air (drop onto your elbows), lying on stomach with pillow under hips- and the list goes on!
4️⃣Remember to stimulate your clitoris. Most females are unable to achieve orgasms without clitoral stimulation.
5️⃣If it hurts, get help! Pelvic health physio’s specialise in helping your intimate parts do the right thing at the right time!!”
For more information about prolapse, visit my prolapse educational website page.