3 Ways to Make Sex After Hysterectomy More Enjoyable
Abnormal bleeding, heavy periods, severe endometriosis and painful fibroids are a few reasons why women choose hysterectomy. Understandably, many women say that their biggest concern when it comes to hysterectomy surgery is how it will affect their sexual pleasure. The good news is that many women find a revived sex drive appears after hysterectomy because they are no longer experiencing the pain that previously kept them from enjoying sex.
Sex after hysterectomy is probably going to feel a little different, but that doesn’t mean it can’t feel good. You may find a renewed sexual relationship with your partner is totally possible if both of you are willing to accept that it won’t be the same as it was before and if you are both willing to try new things.
How to Make Sex After Hysterectomy More Enjoyable
- If you want to make sex better after hysterectomy, the first step is to relax and take a deep breath. You have probably built up a lot of anxiety and anticipation about your first sexual encounter with your partner after hysterectomy surgery, and that’s understandable. But that anxiety is not going to do you any favors when it comes to enjoying sex and orgasming after hysterectomy. Just remember that it make take a couple times of trying to get your groove back, and that’s okay.
- Be open to different types of orgasm, and work with your body. You may experience new sensations when you have sex for the first time after hysterectomy. Your orgasms might not be exactly the same as they used to me. If external stimulation used to work for you, internal might feel better now, and vice versa. If something feels good now, follow it and try not to be too attached to what used to feel good.
- The muscles around your vagina are just like most other muscles in your body – they need to work out to stay strong. Practice kegels at a set time each day so you remember to do them. Many women find they can remember to do them if they do them each day on the way to work, for example. Kegel exercises will strengthen your vaginal muscles and lead to better sex and heightened orgasms.
Most importantly, embrace your body and your journey. The painful condition that led you to a hysterectomy used to control your life, but after hysterectomy surgery, now you are in the driver’s seat. Take a moment to be proud of yourself for coming so far. Sex after hysterectomy might take some time to be where you want it to be, but enjoy the moment with your partner. You have a lot to look forward to!
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