The Weird Things that Happen After Having Sex

It's not unusual to experience different sensations and issues after having sex when you become sexually active. Do consult a doctor if they don't go away on their own.
The Weird Things that Happen After Having Sex

Written by Okairy Zuñiga

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Most of us were anxious to know what having sex feels like before we did it. When we asked our friends, they described it as magical and something we’d have to experience for ourselves. But what exactly happens after having sex?
The expectations that surround sex make us consider it a special and magical moment when, in reality, it isn’t. Once experienced, the first time loses all the magic we expected.

The first time we undress before someone we feel shy and insecure. Also, sexual intercourse can be somewhat uncomfortable and painful for women. While it’s true that these kinds of discomforts are temporary, consult a doctor immediately if the pain doesn’t go away.

In fact, sex isn’t as romantic as it seems in the movies. All the beliefs we had around it, the subject of this study, fall apart.

Weird things that happen after having sex

Certain things that can scare us for a moment happen after sex. Today we’re going to tell you about them and you’ll also discover the reasons why they happen.

Burning and itching while urinating


After sex, many women experience burning and itching during urination.

This is a concern among women who are just becoming sexually active because they are often worried it could be a sexually transmitted disease or another serious problem. This isn’t so, though. Symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) don’t appear immediately after sex, but rather after a day or two.

The female anatomy consists of the vaginal opening and positioned a few centimeters above is the exit of the urethra. This area can be irritated by the rubbing of a condom, the penis, or by the use of artificial lubricants.

This can cause burning and itching when urinating. Opt for a test if you have doubts about a possible contagion of an STD to rule it out.

Need to go to the bathroom

Many women are embarrassed to talk about this. As soon as they have just had sex, or during them, they feel the urge to pee.

This is because during vaginal penetration the penis or fingers can touch and stimulate the G-spot and it makes you want to pee.

At no point should this make you think that you’ll urinate during sex; if anything, what’ll happen is you’ll squirt.

In any case, it’s good to pee after having sex. It’ll decrease your risk of bladder infections, especially if you’re prone to them.

Light blood spotting after sex


Approximately 1 out of every 10 women experience light vaginal bleeding after having sex. The bleeding usually stops within a day or two, though.

We all know it often happens after the very first time, but it can happen later in life, too.

Rough sex, excess friction, and a lack of lubrication are some of the most common causes and don’t pose a serious risk to your health. However, there are other causes that are dangerous and require immediate medical attention.

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The quickest solution is to rest for a little while or to take it slow during sex. Do be worry if the bleeding doesn’t stop within a day.

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Pain in the lower abdomen

This is another unusual thing that can happen after sex. This type of discomfort can be due to several causes. Consult a doctor if it doesn’t go away.

Pain after sex is not a sign of disease. It’s due to the fact that you don’t perceive discomfort during the love encounter due to the speed of the rhythm.

After an orgasm, slight pelvic discomfort develops. It can be due to the colon’s pressure after receiving the impact of the moves.

The heavy activity can cause muscle tension in the pelvis. When excited, it contracts, and when subjected to this force, it causes pain.

The pain can also be the result of damage to the vaginal walls from a lack of proper lubrication during coitus.

What’s weird after having sex at first eventually becomes normal

As we explore the sexual world, we slowly become accustomed to these unusual things that happen after sex. Generally, they tend to be more frequent when there’s no proper arousal and, therefore, there’s no proper lubrication either.

If it’s too hard for you to attain the right level of lubrication, you can resort to a quality lubricant. The best ones are water-based. So, what are the weirdest things you’ve ever experienced after having sex?

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