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9 Side Effects of Intercourse That Are Strange But Totally and Completely Normal

Intercourse, when it's done in a positive, safe, and consensual manner, can be a wonderful and fulfilling experience. But there are some side effects of intercourse that are strange but totally and completely normal. While it can be difficult to talk about the more embarrassing and uncomfortable parts of sèx, the following are some of the most common side effects of intercourse that people experience. 

The Fluid Exchange During Intercourse

According to healthline, When two people are engaging in intercourse, they are exchanging a variety of bodily fluids. This includes sèmen, vaginal fluids, and sweat. While this is a main source of pleasure during intercourse, it can also lead to some side effects. Initially, the fluid exchange can cause inflammation, soreness, and redness in the vàginal area. It can also cause itching and burning sensation around the genitals. Additionally, the fluids can carry bacteria and other microorganisms which can increase the risk of sèxually transmitted infections. 

Cramping and Pain

For some people, intercourse can cause cramps and other forms of pain. This is most often felt in the lower abdomen or pelvic area and can range from mild to severe. This can be caused by the ejàculation of sèmen, which can stimulate the uterine muscles and cause cramping. Additionally, it can be caused by the friction of movement during intercourse. Cramping and pain during intercourse can be reduced through the use of lubricants and slow, gentle movements. 

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a common side effect of intercourse. UTIs occur when bacteria get into the urethra and bladder and cause irritation and inflammation. Symptoms can include an urgent and frequent need to urinate, a burning sensation while urinating, and cloudy or bloody urine. To reduce the risk of UTIs it is important to practice safe sèx and to urinate before and after intercourse. 


Some pènile-vàginal intercourse can cause minor bleeding due to the breaking of the hymen or into the vàginal walls. It is also common for women to experience vàginal bleeding during or after orgàsm because of the release of the hormone oxytocin. However, it is important to talk to a doctor if you experience any post-intercourse bleeding as it can be a sign of a more serious health issue. 

Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia, is the term used to describe pain experienced during intercourse. This pain can range from mild to severe and is usually felt in the pelvic area. Painful intercourse can happen due to a variety of issues from dryness or friction to emotional or psychological factors. It is important to talk to a doctor or healthcare provider if you are experiencing pain during intercourse as it can be a sign of a more serious health issue. 

Increased Appetite

Intercourse can also lead to an increased appetite. This side effect is caused by the release of endorphins and hormones during the sèxual act. These hormones can increase the body's hunger which can lead to an increase in food cravings and overeating. To avoid this side effect, it is important to be aware of your body's needs and to practice mindful eating habits. 


Nausea and vomiting are also common side effects of intercourse. This is usually caused by the stimulation and squeezing of the abdominal muscles during the sèxual act. Nausea and vomiting can be reduced by taking breaks, breathing deeply, and eating a light meal before intercourse. 


Fainting is an uncommon but still possible side effect of intercourse. This is caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure due to the physical exertion involved in sèx. It is important to take breaks and not to push yourself too far if you feel faint during intercourse. 

Difficulty Sleeping 

Difficulty sleeping is another side effect of intercourse. This is usually caused by the increased activity and stimulation of the body during intercourse which can make it hard to relax and fall asleep. To reduce this side effect, it is important to create a calming and relaxing environment before bedtime and to practice good sleep hygiene such as avoiding caffeine and engaging in calming activities before bed. 

Intercourse is a wonderful and fulfilling experience that brings with it a variety of side effects. While some of these side effects can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, most of them are normal and nothing to be concerned about. The key is to talk openly and honestly about any issues that arise and to practice safe sèx.

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