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Will There be Blood When We Have Sex the First Time?

Will There be Blood When We Have Sex the First Time?

We’re not sure what you mean here. Are you asking if it’s a given that all couples will see some blood the first time they have sex together? If so, the answer is “no”.

If you have had sex before and that’s something you’ve encountered, you might want to speak with your physician about that. If you’re a guy and you’re uncircumcised, it could be because your foreskin is stretched and irritated. If you’re a woman, it could be because your cervix is inflamed and irritated. All in all, though, blood is not something that is commonly seen during a sexual experience.

There is an exception, though.

The One Time When Bleeding While Having Sex Is Totally OK

If you’re a woman who is about to have sex for the first time ever, there is a chance that you could bleed (not a ton, just a little) if your hymen is still in place. Your hymen is a thin membrane that covers your vaginal opening. Sometimes it breaks during sexual intercourse. But it can also break if you use tampons or you participate in vigorous activities (like gymnastics or horseback riding).

Although first-time sex can cause bleeding, it’s nothing to stress out over. It’s simply your body’s way of adjusting to a new season of your life — sexual activity.

Should You Be Alarmed If You’re Bleeding Often?

That said, if you are a virgin and you find yourself bleeding beyond the first couple of times, that’s another reason to call your doctor. We say that because another thing that can sometimes cause bleeding during or after sex is an STD. Some that can cause swollen blood vessels, cervical bleeding or bleeding lesions in your genital region are chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, genital herpes, and syphilis.

Hopefully, this information has put your mind at ease. Again, don’t let the sight of your own blood (or the blood of your partner), during or after sex, freak you out. If it’s your first time, it’s totally normal. If it’s not, see your doctor to get the right diagnosis. Simple as that.