Why does my vagina burn during and after sex? Is it my birth control pill?

If your vagina is feeling uncomfortable during and after sex, it may be due to several things.

If your partner is using their hands or fingers to sexually stimulate (or finger) you, it’s very important to emphasize hygiene. It’s important to make sure you or your partner are washing your hands with an unscented soap before sexual stimulation begins. If your partner did not wash their hands before touching your vagina, they may have had something on their hands that could irritate your vagina.

There’s also the possibility that the sex was too rough. It’s important to talk about your level of comfort before engaging in sexual intercourse. That way, you can tell your partner if they are working at a level that is both comfortable and pleasurable for you.

If the discomfort that you felt lasted for a few hours or up to a day after sex, it could have been some sort of vaginal irritation. But it is impossible to say for sure what could be going on over the internet.

If the discomfort lasted for longer than a few hours or a day, it could be a sign of infection and you would want to make an appointment with a medical professional. A medical professional would be able to tell you what might be going on with your body.

It is very unlikely that any vaginal discomfort (like a burning sensation) would be due to your birth control pill.

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