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Ok, I am now off bed rest. But my doc stated, "No martial relations" for 2 weeks. Ok fine. (Why they can can't say NO SEX is beyond me.) Anyway, it this because of the orgasm, or the semen?
A little history, I was put on bed rest after some spotting and passing a blod clot. My cervix was check that day by the midwife and it was tight & firm in the center & soft on the outer os. I wanted to see the doc to rule out a previa condition. When I made it to the doc 4 days later (due to xmas holidays) my cervix is again firm & tight all the way around. Leads me to believe the spotting & clot was cervical related. Now of course I am asked, any marital relations when this occurred. Nope, but I did have a strong sexual dream that night & I wonder if that is related? So anyone know if it is the "O" or the "S" that could cause this?
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It's all of the above.

It's the orgasm, which causes uterine contractions. It's the semen, which contains prostaglandins and can ripen a cervix. And probably most importantly, it's the activity itself, which is jarring and can also cause contractions. So even no-O condom-wearing sex (and um, well, for that matter, self-stim
) is off limits.

Sorry!


Good news is you might be taken off "pelvic rest" soon.
 

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And, um, if you decide to "relieve" your dh, don't swallow. Swallowing semen is also a relatively effective way of boosting those prostaglandins (although not as effective as direct application).
 

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marital relations? welcome to the 21st century, doctor.
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At least my MIdwife who I might add was my mom's midwife uses the word INTERCOURSE!
 

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some will say "pelvic rest"
but the bottom line is even no self stim, no oral or any other way ( what ever turns you on is a "no no")
in addition direct and indirect application of semen - as previously mentioned prostaglandins
 
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