Most of us know what it is like to deal with reproductive conditions. The question is, do we understand what they are and how we can live around them in order to maintain a healthy sex life?
In this blog, I will be covering one of the most common conditions and what you can do to avoid an empty saddle because of this.
Endometriosis ( A topic very close to my heart)
Although many women have heard of this condition or have been diagnosed with it, they still do not know what their body is going through on a daily basis. In short, tissue builds up in your uterus each month and this breaks down and leaves your body as what we call your period. With Endometriosis, this tissue grows outside of the uterus and in some cases onto other organs such as your ovaries, bowels and bladder. As the tissue breaks down resulting in your period, it also breaks down in the areas where it has grown on to. This results in very painful periods, painful intercourse and sometimes even infertility.
I have suffered from this condition for the past 10 years. It has been a draining and emotional roller coaster. Not only does it carry many symptoms, it may also lead to underlying psychological problems.
This is due to the fact that most woman struggle to conceive or have a healthy sex life. I have experienced symptoms as bad as numbness in the legs, blood being shed from the bowels and periods lasting longer than 3 months at a time. I was diagnosed at the age of 16 but only reacted years later while already having to face many painful and uncomfortable situations.
With the above said, I did some research on how I can control this condition in order to maintain a healthy sex life and found the bellow tips to be very helpful (to me personally):
Before I get all Blissful Betty with my partner, I make sure I take a nice long hot bath. Not only does this calm your senses, but it also helps reduce the pain. Reproductive Conditions
Change your normal sex positions. Comfortable sex sometimes involves shallow penetration. Positions to consider: spooning, doggy or missionary man on top. The reason for this is because when you are on top, your full weight causes your partner to penetrate deeper.
Always ensure that you are properly lubricated if your body is not producing enough fluids to lubricate your area for you. Dry sex can result in an even more painful sexual experience. Start off with some fun foreplay to ensure that the mrs is ready for the mister.
Try out different times of the month. Having penetrative intercourse at certain times of the month may be less uncomfortable. It may be less painful in the week after ovulation, or in the 2 weeks following a period. If you do not monitor your ovulation, there are some cool apps to consider over here.