I just lost my virginity (first time I’ve ever experienced vaginal-penile penetration) last night… but I’ve been super bloated and gassy ever since. Is this normal?
First of all, good for you for being so in tune with your body and asking questions about the changes you’re experiencing. Having bloating, gas, even a little pain is normal after your first few penetration experiences. Think about the muscles in your vagina like you would any other set of muscles. When you try a new exercise or push your physical boundaries in a new way, you can get sore, tender, and maybe a little swollen. Being penetrated is a new thing for your vagina and it’s surrounding organs, and they’re responding accordingly. You should be fine within a day or two. This being said, if you notice any itching, smell, unusual discharge, or extended pain, take yourself to a doctor.
Amy Boyajian is the Founder and CEO of wildflowersex, an all-inclusive, online sexual wellness boutique. A former dominatrix, Amy created Wild Flower as an organic retaliation to the unethical and discriminatory practices in the sex and pleasure industries.
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