Yeast infections , STDs , and ingrown hairs : Our lady parts are no strangers to unwanted, uncomfortable issues. And they're not immune to injuries, either—we're talking bumps, bruises, scrapes, and tears. Here are five ways you can hurt yourself down there and what to do if you find yourself in one of these precarious situations. This article was originally published by our partners at WomensHealthMag. When Jules Wainstein of Real Housewives of New York climbed through a window and wound up with a vaginal hematoma, we thought, a vaginal what?
Does it hurt when the hymen breaks? What to expect
A vaginal tear laceration is a wound in the tissues of the vagina. It can be caused by damage during sex. Putting a foreign object into the vagina may also cause a tear. Other factors that can make a tear more likely include thinning of tissue in the vagina due to aging or scarring of the tissue due to surgery. An injury in the crotch area during activities such as cycling straddle injury can also lead to a vaginal tear. Shallow superficial tears. These may cause mild pain and light bleeding.
The hymen is a thin piece of tissue that a person might have at the opening of their vagina. For some, it hurts when their hymen stretches or breaks, while others do not feel it happen. Many believe that the hymen breaks when a person has penetrative sex for the first time — this is not necessarily true. Some females do not have hymens.
When it comes to bodily pains, having a sore vagina ranks right up there with having your wisdom teeth pulled. So if an intense romp has you waddling let's be real, that's the accurate and extremely unsexy way to describe it , you should probably have a conversation with your partner or your gynecologist or both, TBH. That said, sometimes sex does hurt and it results in an uncomfortably sore vagina. If that happens, that doesn't mean you need to feel ashamed or dysfunctional.