This could very well be simply because of the friction, which is why I decided to turn to one of these rather than spending money I don't have to see a doctor.
I have recently started seeing someone and we spend a lot of time together and a lot of that time is spent having sex. (I mention this because this is the most frequently I've had intercourse since I became sexually active)
Recently I started feeling pain in my vagina. On what I'm assuming is the inner labia, at the very bottom of my vaginal opening there's a thin stretch of skin that has been hurting so terribly. It makes it hard to sit, let alone think about having intercourse. I checked it out when I got home and there are no lumps and it's not swollen. It doesn't even really look to be irritated. It just hurts so much.
I've read around and everyone mentions having bumps or tears. I have none of those, the skin just feels really tight and feels like it's torn but doesn't seem to be.
If anyone has any suggestions or advice I'd greatly appreciated.
It sounds like it is the area between your vagina and anus? If that is the area, it is a very very soft and sensitive area. It gets damaged very easilly, especially by even a little bit rough sex. If he just thrusts the wrong way, it can be damaged.
Use plenty of lube, keep the duration of your intercourse (penis in vagina pumping) shorter ( there is no reason to pump away continiously for long periods of time - your vagina was not made for such punishment), try different positions, give the tissue some time to recover between sex sessions.
Also make sure he pumps straight in and out. If he is doing it at an angle, it will put stress on your vaginal entrance and the skin/tissue/muscles there.
Things have turned kind of strange with this since I made the original post.
The soreness is gone for the most part but has been replaced by burning and itching all around the vaginal opening. It's also started to hurt when I urinate and has a small odor that bathing doesn't seem to fix.
I've checked and double checked and there's no sign of any irritation on the actual vagina, just the pain. First I thought that it might be a yeast infection but there's no discharge that most people say comes with that.
I really do not have the money to go to a doctor and won't until Friday but I'm afraid this could be more serious than I originally anticipated.
Hopefully you have ruled out an STD. By now you should be aware of his sexual history.
It can be two problems, the bruising and an infection.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) mcomes with such pain and a fishy/foul smell.the smell can only show up when your vagina is irritated, after ejaculation or around your period.. The pain can best be described as soreness.
BV is easilly treated with antibiotics once it is diagnosed. If you are in the US, Planned Parenthood is the place to go for affordable woman's health services. It is subsidized or even free.