Sometimes discomfort can come after masturbation. It’s a question we often see on the Circle. "Is it okay to get a stomach-ache after masturbating?" Let’s find the answer. Is masturbating inherently dangerous? Or is there a dangerous way to masturbate? Should I go to the hospital?
My Stomach Hurts.. Is it Just Me? No!
Pain or convulsions in the abdomen after masturbation or sex are more common than we think. A lot of people have gone through and will go through something similar. In this case, most of the pain is temporary and can be understood as one of the body's natural reactions. However, if the pain persists and repeats, you should see a doctor and find the cause.
Most of the Time, it’s Because of Orgasms
When an orgasm begins, muscles in the uterus, vagina, pelvic floor, and similar areas contract rapidly. If contractions persist for a long time, convulsions or pain can occur. There is also the effect of hormones. Oxytocin is commonly known as a hormone that is produced when you are in a good mood, but it also stimulates uterine contractions during delivery. Oxytocin secreted after an orgasm may affect muscle contractions.
If you feel pain in your abdomen, pelvis, and back after masturbating or sex and it subsides within an hour, it may be due to the action of these muscles.
Other Common Reasons
During menstruation, the uterus contracts the muscles to release blood, and if you experience an orgasm at this time, the muscles contract more than usual and the pain may increase. Ovulation can have a similar effect.
Generally, the uterus is tilted forward, but some people are born with a backward slant. When the uterus tilts backwards, fingers or sex toys more easily touch the cervix during penetrative masturbation, which can cause pain.
If abdominal pain suddenly occurs after masturbation during periods of diarrhea, constipation, and digestive disorders, it may be a problem with the digestive system. This is due to the influence of the orgasm at a time when the colon muscles are sensitive.
It may be a case of feeling guilty or stressed because of the fact that you masturbated or felt an orgasm. The psychological burden stiffens the muscles, leading to muscle pain or convulsions. Even if you suffer from depression or insomnia not related to masturbating stress, your stomach can hurt afterwards.
Should You See a Doctor?
On rare occasions, pain after masturbating can be a symptom of a medical disorder. In this case, let's visit the hospital.
☑️ Pain is great and lasts more than 1 hour
☑️ Pain repeats every time
☑️ There’s a possibility your pregnant
☑️ Other physical/mental symptoms occur
☑️ Bleeding around the vulva
Even if it doesn't seem to be enough to go to the hospital, let's not just endure the inconvenience. Jennifer Lincoln, a professor of women's medicine, recommends these methods.
👍 Find a comfortable position
Stretch your body and find a posture where your muscles are not tense.
👍 Change your tools
Find a toy suitable for your body when enjoying penetrative masturbation. You may feel uncomfortable if the size, length, or firmness do not fit your body structure.
👍 Use a lubricant
Increasing the amount of foreplay can also increase moisture in the vagina.
👍 Relax your muscles
Place a hot pack on the lower abdomen and pelvis, or relax your muscles by taking a bath.
👍 Take a painkiller
Tylenol or ibuprofen may help.
- Your stomach may hurt after masturbation. It's a common occurrence.
- You don't have to feel guilty about masturbation because you get a stomach-ache.
- If your daily life becomes uncomfortable and you are afraid of masturbating, visit a hospital.