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"Occasionally, women, especially teenage women or pregnant women, notice light bleeding after sex, which is due to normal developmental changes of the cervix." Still, any bleeding should signal a visit to your doctor to rule out any underlying problems. "Cramping after intercourse can be normal, especially if the cervix—the bottom portion of the uterus—has been jarred at all during sex, through contact with a penis, fingers or a sex toy," notes Stern."A cramping sensation can also, sometimes, be the result of discomfort in the bladder or urinary tract." To reduce cramping during and after sex, try emptying your bladder before and after sex. "The female reproductive organs—the uterus, ovaries and vagina—are located in very close proximity to the colon, the largest portion of the gastrointestinal tract.

“Trans” is sometimes used as shorthand for “transgender.” While transgender is generally a good term to use, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-nonconforming will identify as a transgender person."Evolutionary research shows that scent is a key factor in erotic response and that 'blocking' natural odors actually interferes with evolutionary efficiency and long-term sexual satisfaction." Still, if you or your partner notice an obvious change in vaginal odor or discharge, consult your physician to rule out infection, adds Anderson.It's best to talk to your doctor about any post-sex bleeding, even light spotting."Let him know how you want—or don't want—to be touched," says Levine."If and when this does happen in the future, don't be hard on yourself.