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1. You become more susceptible to UTIs.
Women everywhere can agree that UTIs are the bane of our existence.
"The majority of sexually active women will experience a UTI at some point during their lives. UTIs occur when bacteria (most often E.coli) that surround the vaginal opening make their way up to the bladder during and after sex. The best way to prevent a UTI? If you can, take a shower or bath before sex and wash the external genitalia, and the area around the anal opening with a mild cleanser. This will help to reduce the amount of bacteria present." says Dr. Leah Millheiser of Nuelle.
2. Queefing becomes a normal occurrence.
Queefing can happen during vigorous sex sessions. And yes, it's incredibly embarrassing, even if it's normal.
"It's the sound one hears when an air pocket is pushed out of the vagina. Sex isn't the only time that queefing occurs; women have been known to experience it during other types of physical activity (think yoga and Pilates). Kegels may help reduce the incidence of queefing by strengthening the pelvic floor," says Dr. Millheiser.
3. Sex often leads to more sex.
"The more women have positive sexual experiences, the more they will look forward to sex in the future. For women who are going through menopause, one of the great side effects of having sex a couple of times a week is that it keeps the vagina from becoming narrow, which can then lead to painful intercourse," says Millheiser.
4. You may become flushed in your face.
During sexual arousal, blood vessels near the skin dilate, which leads to that rosy glow on your chest and face, says Millheiser. This is a normal response from the nervous system and should be a sign that everything is working just right.
5. You develop a greater pain threshold.
"During sexual arousal, women's pain thresholds actually increase, which means they don't notice as much pain compared to when they aren't engaged in sexual activity," says Millheiser.
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6. You fall into a deep state of relaxation.
Sex relieves tension, lowers stress levels and can induce restful sleep.
"The cerebral cortex shuts off during orgasm, and the cingulate cortex and the amygdala send messages to other parts of the brain signaling the need to quash all sexual desire. This results in the release of slumber-inducing chemicals like serotonin, and opioids that lull you into a relaxed, drowsy state," says Dr. Jess, Astroglide's resident sexologist.
7. You may feel the sudden urge to urinate.
Though experts advise that you DO pee after sex, sometimes it feels like you still need to go after you've emptied your bladder. Some possible explanations for this include physical pressure on your bladder: as your G-spot swells, it puts extra pressure on your bladder and urethral sponge, which can make you feel as though you have to pee.
The contractions of your pelvic floor muscles that occur during orgasm can change your subjective perception of bladder volume, and, says Dr. Jess, "For some women, their bladders may refill during sexual activity. One study found that, even among those who emptied their bladders right before sex, some would refill as arousal increased."
8. Your anus will learn to self-lubricate.
This one happens when you have and enjoy lots of anal sex.
"For a lot of people, as their body gets accustomed to things going in the back door, it starts to self-lubricate. The colon is used to making mucus for its normal (i.e. poop) activities, and it learns to make the same mucus for anal sex. As long as it's not red (which would mean you have an internal tear and should go to the doctor), it's totally healthy," says Casey Calvert, an adult performer.