.For today’s video, we are continuing our discussion of sexual health and lichen sclerosus. I'm going to share my top 10 tips for managing pain with sex. Be sure to share your favorite tips and what works for you in the comments below.
Full disclosure, these tips for pain with sex come from my lived experience. There is no research on this topic I am drawing from.
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Timestamps for Tips for Pain with Sex and Lichen Sclerosus
0:00 – Introduction
2:13 – Work with a pelvic floor physical therapist
8:05 – Pelvic floor meditations before sexual activity
11:48 – Tips for Pain with Sex and Lichen Sclerosus: Warm heat therapy before sex
15:03 – Masturbate first
16:46 – Double up on protection (especially if you experience tearing with sex).
20:20 – Tips for Pain with Sex and Lichen Sclerosus: Use a peri bottle to clean up after sex
22:23 – Use ice therapy after sex if you have burning or soreness
23:58 – Use a soothing emollient after sex
26:34 – Wear loose clothing after sex
28:16 – Get mental health support
30:23 – Summary and Outro
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