Back Pain and Sex
It is either a fascinating fact or a depressing fact, that you can have too much sex! Over zealous sex can not only have you walking funny, but it could send you to the hospital. Too much sex in a short period of time can have you out of commission for a couple of days. Physician reports have listed the following injuries when people engage in overly aggressive sex:
- Strained muscles
- Rug burns or bruises
- Head injuries
- Soreness and swelling
- Urinary tract infections
- Damaged nerves
- Heart attack
Another sexual injury is back pain which is brought about through rapid thrusts during intercourse, where pain at the base of the spine can occur. Back pain is one of the most common problems that doctors see and treat. There are as many as 80% of adults living in the U.S. Who suffer with back pain at some point in the life. Whether your back pain is due to intercourse or a previously existing problem, there are some sex tips to help people compensate for this painful condition. Let’s look at back pain during intercourse and here are the best 6 tips:
1. Experiment With Different Positions
Plan exactly where to have sex and in what positions, in order to avoid pain. Experiment with different positions until you find the right one for you and your partner, where you both can be comfortable. Also use external items like pillows, towels, or cushions for support. If you have a degenerative disc condition or any back disc problems, you will feel relief if you arch your back during sex. If you have a condition, like spinal stenosis, your back will only feel worse if you arch it during sex. Try positions, such as the sitting position, straddling the chair position, or the supine position on the floor or a hard bed.
2. Prepare In Advance for Spontaneity
If you suffer from an acute or chronic back pain, making preparations for that intimate moment, is the only way to enjoy this experience. Nothing kills passion faster than a sudden stabbing pain or the fear that if you make the wrong move, you will suffer a lot of lower back pain. If you are taking medication, like a muscle relaxant or pain killer, take one in advance of a sexually charged moment. Even better, why not ask your partner to join you in a warm bath or to give you a massage as a part of your intimate foreplay.
3. Sex Is More Than Intercourse
Sexual satisfaction can be achieved on many different factors, not just physical intercourse. Emotional factors are a great connector, as are romantic gestures, and a kiss. To save your back, sex can come in many different shapes and forms. Save the penetration for another day when your back is better. Delve safely into different sexual intimacies and challenge each other to create a sensual environment, while practicing other erotic activities.
4. Prepare Your Sexual Environment
It helps to warm the bed with an electric blanket to help ease back muscles and joints. Also, perform some gentle stretches and use silk sheets to make turning and moving a lot easier. If your bed mattress is too soft, you might consider putting a sheet of plywood under your mattress to support your back.
5. Have An Open Conversation
Even though it sounds like an oversimplification, having an open and honest communication with your partner about your back ache, goes a long way in enjoying those intimate moments. Talk about how pain affects your favorite sexual positions and talk about what you both want and need from each other. Tell your partner exactly what hurts and what positions don’t.
6. Take it slow!
When you are in the gentle throws of intercourse, with a bad back, keep your movements slow and gentle. Try to keep your intimacy slow, so that you can stop right away if your back starts to hurt.
If it hurts, stop. This may seem simple and obvious, but when things get passionate, it can be hard to stay in control. The good news is that pain needn’t be the end of a fulfilling and satisfying sex life. In fact, research suggests that sexual activity, when comfortable, is often followed by several hours of pain relief, due to the dopamine chemical released by the brain. With a back pain, doctors actually would like their patients to return to some form of sexual activity as soon as possible. If you don’t, the longer you avoid sex, the bigger the fear of reactivating sexual intimacy becomes, and it can begin a psychological trauma, whose outcome is a damaged relationship.