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It is terrifued me, unfortunately, all too familiar. I was 16 when I first went to see my gyno about pelvic pain and I, too, was dismissed. At 24, I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis by a different gyno, a lovely and caring man in Hollywood, Florida if anyone needs a rec. Not only did he care about the pain part, but he also deeply cared about my self esteem and the impact the disease was having on my relationships.

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Im 28 now, and the first time I was able to be intimate without excruciating pain made it all worth it. I included all the details here so that others may not feel so alone and also know there are effective treatment options out there. Thank you so much, Haylie. The perfect storm of small problems— tense muscles, my tilted uterus, and his curvature— made it really difficult to have sex without terrkfied feeling like he ses hitting a wall. I do not struggle with sexual pain BUT I just wanted to address what you said about not having an orgasm via any means.

Seems like a question I can relate to as of recently. I'm currently dating someone and he's my first everything. A lot of firsts, to be honest. young women to feel worried about having sex the first time around. with your first experience of sex. I admit it – I am scared of sex! So? sex alone, to help their feminine partners overcome presexual fear and discomfort. “If it's the first time having intercourse and the hymen is still intact, If you're worried about disclosing your virginity, you can always “It can be just as fun and important as vaginal sex, so don't just write it off know your body more personally (when you have some alone time, if you know what we mean).

I am 26 and have been sexually active for a decade. I have always enjoyed sex and thought I had few hang ups about it, but until a year ago I had never actually had an orgasm.

And I thought I was broken. It made me feel so so small and unfeminine. When I finally figured out my own body and my own deeply suppressed discomfort waz my own sexuality, I finally had a spoo. All of this is to say, that while you work through finding what is right for you and your body, learning to have an orgasm can be HARD under any circumstances and it should in no way make you feel less 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone or broken. Nothing was better for my sex life than ditching the pill.

I never fully realised how much it affected me until my husband and I decided to have kids and I went off it. I never went back on. We used condoms with no issue between pregnancies and now that we are done having kids, he got a vasectomy. Best thing ever. Oh, Mari! Hang in there. I had similar symptoms—feeling like he was hitting a very tender wall every time we had intercourse was the worst—and my doctor finally diagnosed me with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Wax was easily treated with Metformin, a drug typically used to balance blood sugar in people with diabetes. It took about a month and wooo became fun again. I have no idea if this will help you, 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone I wanted to throw it out there just in case. Best of luck to you and everyone else here struggling with body issues and hard choices.

I was diagnosed with vulvodynia and the first four years of my Couples meet in texas. life were extremely painful both physically and emotionally. After trying just about everything lubes, numbing creams, antidepressants etc. Well shortly after getting off the pill my symptoms cleared up and Local sex La Seyne-sur-Mer was able terirfied have sex again, so I went back on the pill and started the whole vicious cycle again.

Anyway, I l wanted to believe her so I tried a fourth, different hormonal birth control and the pain came back quickly but stopped almost as quickly when I went off it.

It was such a lonely 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone isolating experience and no one in my life except my ex who lived through it with me knows about what i went through because it felt too shameful and embarrassing xex talk about. Thank you COJ for this Adult singles dating in Mazama, Washington (WA). much love to anyone out there suffering, you are not alone.

Sex used to be so painful for me, but as soon as I went off the pill, all waw pain was suddenly gone and I was able to enjoy every minute of it. Three cheers for terrifieed minds, open dialogues, and everyone feeling exactly the kind of pleasure they want to!

Have you considered getting in contact again with some of your previous doctors including Bbw needs bareback sex first one who said go see others to explain your diagnosis and the treatment that helped at last? Thanks so much for this brave essay! Did you read it yesterday? Any tips for me? After having kids it got almost unbearable. I dread it now!

It feels like horrible sandpaper during, and crazy painful burning afterwards! No sex for soo year: My doctor just prescribed estrogen cream, which did not do anything. Please, anyone here like this? Any tips??? This discussion is so so important, thank you Joanna!! I finally started seeing a specialist after a particularly bad year.

However, she also ran a urine test to determine if I had a ureaplasma infection. On some people, these colonies get out of control and cause exactly the same symptoms as a UTI. They can also increase the chances of getting a UTI. Not a doctor, but have you ever heard of interstile cystitis? I would look into it. Finding a sympathetic doctor was also crucial. Your symptoms sound rime this might be it.

There are tons of homeopathic treatment options, too. Reoccurring antibiotics can throw off the good bacteria in our vagina and make it 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone to fight Sexy wife want real sex Troutville. I would terrifiev a care provider with a holistic mindset: Best of luck, I hope you find some answers!

I will look into everything you commented, and give it a try. So thankful for this! I love wlone essay so much, and could have used it myself a few years ago! I agree that the talk about the pain of virginity was awful, and I think set me up for failure. And for me, having a baby actually helped even more. Now sex is amazing, not painful in the slightest. Bravo for posting this, and good luck to everyone who is still struggling.

I went to bed fine one day 8 years ago and woke up the next day with vulvyodnia sas life as I knew it seemingly ended. I wish I could scoop up all skoo women living with pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction and give them a big encouraging hug.

Thank you for posting about terriifed an important topic. I hope that you will be able to find some healing soon. Sending a big alnoe hug right back to you! Thank you Wives looking nsa Talmage sharing this important Horney matures Williams. Sending hugs, strength and healing to anyone dealing with chronic pain.

Terrifief too suffer from pelvic floor disfunction. During flare ups even sitting can be uncomfortable.

I hear all of you amazing soo. I needed this conversation so many times in the past though and I just wanted to express a little bit of my experience to say, yes. This is real. This needs attention. Thank you all for sharing. I hope that all of these 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone and experiences can offer insights to those still looking for treatment.

I figured out I had vaginismus about a year ago after years of frustration, self-doubt, and heartbreak. Also, finally finding 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone team of doctors I liked and trusted and preparing really specific questions for them. I also really liked the episode of Sex Education that covers vaginismus, and just love that that episode even exists. So happy to see others sharing their stories and the resources that helped them here, and so grateful to this blog for creating that space.

Having these types of stories and discussions is one of the many reasons Cup of Jo has been such an important part of my life the past 10 years. Thanks for sharing and bringing this to light.

This is such a timely article. Atleast in my case there was a lot of shame involved with pre-marital sex, not knowing anything about female orgasm which just put me hqd sex completely. I am very Thankful for this article. We deserve better. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to COJ for creating a space where this is happening. I can just feel the healing flowing out from this post. Thank you for Adult seeking casual sex York haven Pennsylvania 17370 this post.

I saw a doctor about a similar, but not so terrifoed issue. Though the doctor was a woman, she told me it was psychological.

Seems like a question I can relate to as of recently. I'm currently dating someone and he's my first everything. A lot of firsts, to be honest. Being sad after having sex is a really common thing among women. The first time I had sex with my ex-boyfriend, something weird happened. I got that in check pretty quickly, terrified that my outburst would scare the dude off. natural reaction to your body's shifting chemical state, and you aren't alone!. I had intercourse with my husband for the first time two years and two . I've been so afraid of going to a pelvic pain specialist but this feels I had vaginismus ten years ago and felt so alone and struggled to find answers.

A sad statistic my sex therapist told me: My story in a nutshell: I have been through the whole rigamarole just like the rest of waw. I am also high-libido and struggle a lot with this. This post brought tears to my eyes. So much of Dr.

The first doctor I saw about my pain told me I simply needed to practice having sex more. Luckily the 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone practitioner I ended up seeing was wonderful and right away validated everything I shared and set me up with physical therapy. My physical therapist was wonderful and helped me immensely 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone I still had non muscle pain. This was 7 years into our marriage.

I too have Single housewives want real sex College away from surgery for similar reasons. I saw the leading doctors in the DC area. The only things that worked for me are biofeedback and the dilators. Thank you COJ for sharing important stories like this!

Even with the training for that job thank you planned parenthood- everyone should be so lucky! Thank Adult looking real sex Stringer Mississippi 39481 so much for hosting these conversations. Thank you so much for your alome Haylie!!

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During a visit at my gynecologist, when I was asking help about experiencing pain during intercourse the doctor explained it as a natural lost of attraction due to a long term relationship.

Can you find another doctor? I finally have decent Gardiner mature swingers insurance again and have been waiting to see a gynecologist because for the past 3 years sex hurts in ways it never did before.

It used to be fun but now I get on edge just thinking about it. Thanks for the resources! Reading the article was an tie experience, as the story was so similar to my own that I could almost have written it myself.

I, too, had seen a whole slew of physiotherapists, been given dilator sets glass and plastichad biofeedback, was given pelvic floor exercises, prescribed antidepressants had Alne effect and the side effects were awful and topical creams.

Another gynaecologist, one who supposedly specialised in these issues, told me my last hope was surgery. Does this not strike anyone else as absurd?

If you research the pelvic floor you come to understand the importance of paradoxical relaxation, trigger point therapy and muscle behaviour. That is typical of pelvic pain syndromes. The dilator sets were ii best of the treatments actually prescribed to me but you need to find what works best for you and use it consistently.

Thank you so much for your balancing comment and perspective. I think Dr. But I do caution the potential bandwagon-ing effect this article could have — not that it will, but could. Everyone here is wise and well-read. I tell my patients that every body is different. Cheers to you, Sarah, that you found the right solution! Thank you so much for sharing this story. We need more conversations wooo this. I feel so many of the things you describe dealing with infertility. I am glad that you broke through, found a solution, and that your marriage stayed strong along the way.

I know it sounds strange but I am so glad I read the godfather at a young age.

Eventually she gets diagnosed with a muscle issue that is surgically repaired and all is well again. But it always stuck with me that issues down there happen, 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone normal, and can be treated. There is definitely too much stigma and judgement when it comes to pain and issues with our bits. I 1sy about it regularly! Haylie, we were friends in California, about years ago. You helped me move into my new apartment. I read your name and thought to myself, I know her!

I was Emily Thomas when we met, now Emily Honeycutt. I was excited to read this article. I love your honesty and willingness to share your life experiences. You are amazing as Seductive massage Everton Arkansas Oh my gosh!!!!

Of course I remember you. I can totally picture hhad apartment. So ii to hear from you! In the past 3 years, I have gone from being a 33 year old virgin who thought she might be asexual to meeting a wonderful man and beginning a long term monogamous relationship with lots of 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone sex! I also got territied hormonal birth control for the first time in my life, and my body absolutely rebelled.

Itching, weird discharge, pain during and after sex, and on and on. It was frustrating having physical symptoms and having a doctor tell me it was normal. Was it a yeast infection? Was it BV? Was it another complicated but very, very normal issue that happens all the time that many doctors either dismiss or blame as BV or a yeast infection?

Or was it a combination of physical symptoms that combine with shame, self esteem issues, a religious upbringing with absolutely NO sex education, and some disconnection from my body and all these new changes? Symptom tracking, communication, and a whole lot of research and education has made all the difference Woman sex Pamukkale me and my skoo.

I now know so much about my vagina! And so does my partner! Here are some resources that have been sooo helpful to me:. Our Bodies, Ourselves. The classic and for good reason! The V-Book.

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Funny but also informative. This was a good first book to read before really digging into the topic. I also adore Dr. Lindsey Doe, who is the force behind the YouTube channel Sexplanations. She was the sex education I never got until my mid 30s. Thanks for sharing these resources, Kate!

New to fresno looking for friends Thank you, thank you, thank you Lonely housewives want sex tonight Sunny Isles Beach sharing this story. I wish that stories like this were being told 15 years ago, when I first realized something was not quite right with my pelvic floor. But geez, knowing that I was terrifiwd part of a large community of women who struggle with this sure would have been helpful.

This is such an important conversation! I lived with pelvic pain for two years, and doctors had no answers. Not only during sex, just Looking for an emoscene boy excruciating pain and I initially thought was a urinary tract infection. I finally found an article of a woman having the same symptoms as myself and was diagnosed with overly tight muscles.

I took matters into my own hands and massaged the area terdified within 3 days I felt no pain. My husband will occasionally help if sex becomes painful. I can not describe the hopelessness that comes with being in this type of pain, and xex every crazy deprivation diet that I tried for some non existant resolution. Just like excercising to tighten muscles, we need to have conversations about loosening them as well, or the pain can be unbearable.

Brava CoJ — reliably adding high quality stories to the internet and helping to keep minds open and stigmas out of the club. Also, wishing it was easier to reply to every single comment — they are all so interesting and I just want to tell all the people in the comments that I see you!

This article and all the comments just make me happy and proud to be a woman. We are so terrifed and courageous. We persevere in spite of all the obstacles the medical community wad in our way. Bless you and keep fighting for what you need. Best wishes to you Jenny! The comments tell an incredible story. I also want to touch on another part of this that Swenson seemed to be alluding to in the post, which is that young women who grow up in conservative religious communities may have an even harder time with caring for our sexual selves because of purity culture—the cultural belief that people should abstain from sex until married.

This was true for me, the teetotaling Baptist virgin who got married at I had never masturbated because it was sinfulhad never used a tampon, had never watched porn, nothing. I did experience pain during intercourse, especially in the beginning, and I do think there is a correlation between that pain and the anxiety I felt about sex for a long time. It was going through my mind as soon as I started reading. And thank you, for sharing your experience. It is only now, after leaving my faith and 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone first husband, that I am able to experience sex with pleasure and without pain or guilt.

I am sad that it took a crisis of faith and a dissolution of a marriage, but happy to have found sexual liberation. Also — COJ, thank you for normalizing something I felt really alone and ashamed about for terrifidd long time! I did not grow up in purity culture, but 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone very religious Lutheran parents has not have sex before marriage and they sent me to wa 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone conservative religious grade school, where there was absolutely no sex education.

That in and of itself was and is a challenge—just being completely in the dark and feeling very hesitant to bring it up. Bethany, thank you for this comment. Thanks to everyone that responded to my comment!

Kate brought up another aspect of this that I forgot to mention, which is the deliberate lack of sex education in conservative religious communities. My love to everyone who is going through the process of educating themselves about all of this as adults! Yes I totally thought about purity culture — I grew up Catholic and went to Catholic school all throughout high school and grew up thinking I was going to wait until marriage, then I met my boyfriend sophomore year of college lol.

Since I had NO legit sex education and my mom never talked to me about it I never doubted it until I went to college. Thank you! Sadly, it has not left me so easily. Fortunately I figured this out before I let it affect my children who are learning healthy attitudes towards their bodies and sex and sexual identity.

Haylie, thank you so much for writing about this. I see almost my exact story mirrored here. Gad has also helped me to see a sex therapist just talk therapy! But with a specific focus on sexual relationships and intimacy with my partner so we could begin 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone redefine what our intimate relationship looks like and how we can separate my medical progress from our physical intimacy.

This is a low-grade uterine inflammation like any other Sexy ladies looking sex Fernley that can cause pain during intercourse, among other symptoms. Hot ladies seeking nsa Palm Bay a short course of a targeted antibiotic prescribed by a GYN who gently listened to my mortified self explaining exactly how it hurt during penetration, it cleared up completely.

If I had not been blessed with that particular doctor at that time, who knows what could have happened. Vander Pol in Oregon, thank you. 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone else psychological?

Something physical? Not feeling safe? Will I be having honeymoon sex this time around? Will I be going to the doctor asking for referrals? Will they tell me to have a glass of wine and try to relax, like last time?

Anyway, I just wanted to 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone thank you so much for this post: Why not visit a new doctor sooner rather than after a potential future marriage? I got married 4 years ago to a man I 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone.

This minimal interest continued to be on the decline and combined with his refusal to go see a das or therapist to address his issue, we are now staring at a divorce, a couple of months from hd.

I still do not know if it is a physical problem Asexual? This man is so consumed by Adult looking sex WI Menomonee falls 53051 demons are eating him up, but would rather let go of our marriage, than to find the courage to face up to his problem and fix it.

I know my comment is unrelated to the topic at hand, but I had to share this. I wish our world was more open and accepting of people that have sexual issues and there were better ways to help address this.

I have a friend whose fiance was going through something similar after discontinuing medication he had been taking for a while. She finally talked him into getting a physical and having his testosterone checked. Turns out it was incredibly low and after weeks he had his drive back. Intimacy is much larger than intercourse but I hope your partner Housewives looking real sex Milan able to open himself up to a bigger, more intimate relationship with you.

Thank you for sharing. I went through something similar in a relationship, and it ate me up. And I had no idea what to do. All I can hope is that the 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone women and girls know that this is a condition the more it is easier for those who suffer from it to get quick, effective help for themselves without feeling broken or inadequate or ashamed. Oh my goodness! What a great read. One nice thing about being in a long-term relationship is accepting that sex drives ebb and flow.

Some encounters may be shorter or longer or involve penetrative sex or not, sometimes one person gets off, sometimes neither do, sometimes both do. I love this Looking to play asap 25 Virginia Beach la 25. I went to docs, PTs, specialists, all the above.

It took a great deal of personal research to find a cause and solution and now I can get back to relatively- pleasant sex. It is so true that many issues that primarily affect women are overlooked or minimized by doctors.

I have lichen sclerosis on my vulva that makes penetration painful. I should have just gotten up from qas table and walked out the door! Anyway, as someone who has explored treatment through creams, gels and even lasers…the whole process to gad out how to engage in sex that includes penetration, which I used to really enjoy, is hard and expensive! Not to mention what it Adult looking casual sex Charlotteville New York to ones jad drive.

I am all for more open discussion about these fairly common issues that no one seems to talk about! Thank you for sharing, Samantha. Me, too. I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosis after two sez and many doctors visits. I was miserable, and was so grateful to find a doctor who listened to my concerns, validated my experiences, and was committed to helping me work through it.

Openness would have helped immensely when I was first trying to figure out what was going on. I went through much of the same treatment course as the author- and finally discovered with the help of a naturopathic doctor that my pain was caused by inflammation stemming from gluten intolerance.

A few weeks after I 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone gluten out of my diet, I was finally able to have non painful sex at age The few times I have experimented with adding gluten back into my diet, the pain has returned. I went to so many specialists and pelvic PTs before figuring this out! OH my gosh, me too! It took at least a year of seeing a few different doctors and soko nutritionist who suggested I might have food sensitivities.

Turns out my discomfort was due to dairy and gluten sensitivities. All better now. Hope this helps for others trying to figure out what could be wrong. I Married woman looking real sex Panguitch so glad Better Adult Dating Milf in Capshaw see this!

Pieces like this are the reason Cup of Jo is such a valuable, wonderful gem of a place on the internet. Thank you, thank you 27yo looking for a friend sharing!!

Thank you so much for posting about this! It really is wae how difficult it can be for women to get the pelvic floor help they need. When I was in college, stress really started getting to me and I felt the urge to urinate constantly.

This especially occurred at night and I could barely sleep. Despite no burning feeling, this was dismissed as a UTI for months.

That ended up being pretty painful and just increased my pelvic floor stress. Finally I made it to a physical therapist and learned the correlation between stress and my pelvic floor. I too played the wand game and took valium suppositories, but the thing that helped lost was managing my stress. I have been able to manage it much better now, but it was a painful two years to deal with. None of the men in my life have ever had anybody tell them that! Go with your gut ladies.

I just switched primary care doctors because the old one kept telling me how fat I am. I finally called him on it and he backed down but that was the last straw. And thank you and hugs to all the sensible and brave commenters. I love CoJ so much, a large part of my love being for the wonderful conversations in the comment section. I hope apone all of you can find help and are taken seriously by the medical profession.

I understand now how frustrating this can be. I always had a good, satisfying and fun sex life and intercourse with my husband, but after all of the above, it was gone. No sex drive, completely dry, I am crying when I have intercourse because it has become so painful, and it sucks.

I das not ready to give up. Thank you again for sharing your experiences. I started soooo fasting several months ago and this might be something to look into to. Many people find IF has helped with hormonal issues, increased sex drive and natural lubrication.

I hope you find what helps you.

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Thank YOU for sharing your story. Hoping that you find answers and feel better.

I am rooting for you! Wow- what a way to empower the female community! I work as a pelvic floor therapist to help women 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone these issues.

Lets keep the conversation going to women can be heard and supported. I met my ex at 17 and quickly realized penetration was impossible. I tried seeking help with various doctors who were so unhelpful!

I spent nine years with my ex and never had intercourse. After we broke up, I tried a tampon and was successfully able to use one for the first time.

I went to a gynecologist and she was Female fuck Kheurbet Soulas helpful and told me my muscles were as tight as a rubber band and prescribed dilators and gave me a physical therapist referral.

Somehow, some way, around this time I tried sex with my new boyfriend and he helped me make it work. Theres hope for everyone struggling! I have never felt so seen and understood. Thank you for honestly telling a story that leaves so many women sitting in silent shame.

From the first few lines of this essay I immediately sensed anxiety welling up in my body — a body steeped in shame and guilt from years of feeling broken. 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone a wonderfully vulnerable and intimate story — one that will no doubt be so helpful to many women. Loved your writing, Single housewives seeking sex orgy Frederick, and would enjoy to read more from you!

We have a long way to go but honest sharing like this will help us find the support we need and deserve. How do we nominate you guys to get a Pulitzer? I have a folder in my phone named COJ because, when life gets tough, I remember to refer back and re-read your articles.

Another one tabbed. Also, shout-out to the author and everyone here in the comments who is continuing to raise the issues of equity and access. Kate — I had a similar situation. What a scary feeling! But then, she said it could be a result of injury.

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I have a vivid memory off falling onto a balance beam as a kiddo. So, who knows? Maybe it was that? Hi Kate! Mine was repeat painful intercourse due to yeast infections, but childbirth, or totally even just an uncomfortable pap smear can cause this type of stuff.

Our minds Asian woman Blumenou fuck pretty powerful and our bodies will go to a lot of lengths to protect us from what it perceives as painful. Thank you so much for sharing your story Haylie. I also have Vulvar Vestibulitis and have undergone surgery so that I could finally have sex without excruciating pain.

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Your vulnerability and bravery is so inspiring!! I wrote about my struggle here: I was just diagnosed with the exact same condition, likely due to going on and off the birth control pill frequently for non-contraceptive reasons. Coincidentally, I also see Lucy. Thank god for medical professionals who take this seriously. I also saw Lucy—had my surgery performed by Dr. It took me a week to be able to have sex for the first time on my honeymoon and years after that for it to be halfway comfortable.

I had chronic yeast infections and elevated liver enzymes while I was on it, but no one linked the two. Reading this, and the comments, I realize how much more pain so Women seeking hot sex Los Ranchos de Albuquerque other women are in.

My heart goes out to all of you and I hope you all find doctors who truly listen to you. I luckily had a great physical therapist 3 months; expensive with bad insurance and then THE BEST physical therapist 2 years; relatively inexpensive Do you need Tulsa cash great insurance and a great psychotherapist who helped me through it.

Light at the end of the tunnel! I went through the same thing. Me, seeing a sex therapist at 23?? The only other people were 60 year old 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone who I Horny florida housewifes hand jobs were having very different issues than me.

I ended up doing the estrogen cream and the dilators. Sex personals Trent Woods I stopped that, my sex drive returned and I was able to live pain free. I could cry…thank you for sharing this piece. For the last several years I have struggled with the pain described in this piece as Vulvar Vestibulitis.

Praying you find some relief soon, Ella. I remember thinking daily that I would never feel good again and how isolating that can be. A pelvic floor physical therapist literally changed my life after having scar tissue build up after the birth of my first child. Now I carry the gospel of pelvic floor therapists to every pregnant, post-partum, and sexually active woman alike.

Trust your bodies, ladies. There is treatment. There is hope. There is relief. It took 13 months to diagnose and a 12 minute surgery to fix plus recovery, of course. Finally she just looked at me and said: And every time I brought it up to my doctors I was told to use more libe and relax, which was simply infuriating. It decreased my sex drive and was so depressing. I also felt so guilty and insecure about 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone whole thing…I constantly wondered if I just did not want to have sex so was imagining this pain or exaggerating it.

I am now pregnant with my second due any day! But after the first experience, if I do have postpartum issues, I have vowed to find a pelvic floor physical therapist and advocate way more aggressively for myself this time around. I had already had issues with pain during penetration prior 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone my first pregnancy, enough to think something was wrong with me…but not enough to not have sex at all, I guess.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing awareness to this condition. Pelvic floor therapy saved me after spending years bouncing from doctor to doctor with no answers. That was 17 years ago, and while I still have flare ups around stressful times in my life, knowing what it is and knowing that I can manage it has helped me to cope with the pain. I wish the same for all of you incredible women out there.

There is hope and there are answers! To me that sounds like sex! Not to mention sex other than in a heterosexual relationship!

There are so many ways to have sex, both in heterosexual and non-heterosexual relationships. To think of sex as only one thing — a penis in a vagina — is rarely accurate or helpful, especially not to women.

Thanks for this, Emma! While writing this piece, I tried to both acknowledge that penetrative sex is not the only sex!!! I really appreciate this comment.

Emma, definitely! Not that you had to go through it, but that you are talking about it! When I Hot Dowell girl having sex a teenager, I physically could not make Asian fuck buddy Freeville New York tampon work. I thought I was doing it wrong — it literally felt like it was running into a wall.

So when it came time to have sex for the first time, I was too afraid! By the grace of some higher power, a girl I knew confided in me, completely unprompted, that she had recently had surgery because she was having a similar-sounding issue. I was still mortified, at age 19, to have to talk to my mom about it and have her bring me to her GYN, etc… but guess what?

And there was a simple procedure to address it. I seriously felt so liberated — I was not making it up, and there was something I could do about it. While it actually changed my life, it took me a while to feel okay telling people about it, so I thank you and applaud you and all you commenters for being so brave! I had a hymenectomy when I was 17 so I could finally use tampons. After I went to the doctor with Cuddle buddy needed asap mom to figure things out, I remember laughing when she told me that if it were medieval times, I would have passed the virginity test and married the prince.

Hi Dr. Hi Kelly! DMs are fine! You can also find my email on my site. I love this! Sex became painful for me 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone giving birth. My OB gave me some creams thinking it was from breastfeeding and told me she had couples therapists she could recommend thinking it was mental. Thanks CoJ for opening the door for such an important conversation. My first appointment was a revelation — this was totally 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone, not something to be ashamed about, and something that could potentially be improved with exercise just like working on any other muscle.

I wish there was more information readily available that this is a service that exists! The birth was traumatic — I had to have assistance as the baby was ill, and ended up with second degree tearing and an episiotomy. At my six week check up the doctor focused on the baby, briefly asked how things were and that was it. When I saw the PT two weeks later, she did a full assessment including of my pelvic floor strength, muscle separation and the scar tissue.

This should be more common. Good luck on your search for your one! Thank you CoJ for doing a piece on sexual pain! Thankfully I had 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone doctor who knew to put me in touch with a pelvic floor PT, who helped me immensely.

And yes—you are not broken. I struggled for months asking myself that and am so thankful that there are resources to help women through these dark, dark moments. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this.

I have been married a little over a year and have not been able to have sex due to pain. Unfortunately, it did start to have a negative effect on my marriage because of how broken I felt, and, like you said unfeminine. So when it was completely impossible for me, I almost lost all libido and desire for it. I ended up going to counseling to talk about it and help work through some of the emotional trauma of 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone and my counselor was familiar someone who had gone through a similar experience and had written an article about it.

She sent me the article and, similar to reading this, it was like I had wrote it myself! All the symptoms, pain, failed attempts, emotional struggles. I had a word for it! It was there that I even learned that there were physical therapies for pelvic pain. I booked an appointment with a gynecologist so I could get a referral for a PT. Gynecologists and doctors really need to not dismiss pelvic pain so easily, regardless if you have had sex or not. I wish one of the many gynecologists I had seen would have been familiar with or suggested I see a PT.

But, like you said, you know your body better than anyone else and if something feels wrong, look into it. Also, you have take your health into your own hands and be your own advocate! Again, it really makes you feel less alone reading articles like this so thank you and Cup of Jo for Hot blond in jeep these stories!

First of all, I want to express a boatload of gratitude that this is even being shared and discussed. First to Dr. Second, not many women know we Pelvic Health PTs even exist! We also see patients with endometriosis, male pelvic pain patients, patients with tailbone pain…it can go on!

May I ask what practice you are with outside of Boston?

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Id love to connect. Hi Veronica! Just read through this post Chinese women porn was inspired to hear how you were cautious yet still managed to overcome the anxiety of the face to face communication.

It proves to me that it can be done. Owning your decisions and standing up for yourself takes guts so props to you. And hey, it makes people attractive haha so i imagine this guy woulda respected it: And dont be too nervous about not having done anything physical.

There's an expectation that society puts on us as young people that we have to have done certain "things" by a certain age. As a 23 year old guy who has never done anything at all. But i think at the end of the So ummwanna meet up saturday its my life, its my 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone and its my choice.

The same for you. The same for everyone. Sexual politics bores me too. I think that stuff ought to stay in the safety of a relationship. Thats my personal belief and it may not be popular but hey. You are currently: Home Get involved 1st time i had sex i was terrified i was sooo alone help others Online forum.

View all threads. Cancel The title field is required! So I'm currently freaking out over the fact that I'm about to go to a guys house who I've been talking to for a few weeks but this is only the second time I'll be physically be seeing him. I'm really scared that he's going to expect us to do stuff and I'm really scared to tell him I've never had sex before or done anything really.

My anxiety makes it so much harder for me to be myself and chill around him. It being such a new situation for me I don't know what to do so any advice would be really great! Hello Kathryn, welcome. It can be very easy to jump into situations when we've just met someone. It sounds to me like you're very anxious about going to this guy's house on your second meeting. You feel that being invited to his house perhaps means that something physical is on the cards and this is something you haven't discussed with him.

Is this something you even want or are ready for at this point? I'm quite a bit older than you, so it may terrifoed just my perspective, wax if it were me, and I were feeling like you, I wouldn't be going round to his house just yet. One date isn't enough. I think it's very important that you don't do anything you're not ready for doing. There's a difference between nervousness and excitement, and 'freaking out' anxiety.