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Why Does My Vagina Itch After Sex?

Why Does My Vagina Itch After Sex?

A good roll in the hay has multiple benefits (besides the obvious toe-curling pleasure). But if sex leaves you feeling itchy, here’s what you need to know.

Reasons for Itching

1. Dryness

Too much friction can irritate delicate intimate skin, leaving you feeling itchy and uncomfortable. When in doubt, reach for your favorite lube to keep your sweet spots happy during sex.

2. Infection

You’ve probably heard it’s important to pee after sex to avoid the dreaded UTI, but cleansing the vulvar area is just as important to keep bad bacteria at bay and bring pH levels back into balance to help prevent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. Whether you wash or wipe, our pH-balanced cleansers help lift away impurities after doing the deed without throwing your sweet spots off-balance.

Certain STIs can also cause itching and irritation, so if you experience itching coupled with bumps, sores, an unusual smell, or unusual discharge, always consult your medical provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.

3. Allergy

Safety first! But if you have a latex allergy, latex condoms and lubricants that contain latex may be the reason behind your vaginal itching. Contact dermatitis symptoms like itching, redness, and swelling after sex may indicate you should switch to a latex-free condom or lube.


Looking for instant relief? Give Rescue Balm a try! Its concentrated formula packed with soothing ingredients works wonders for dry, itchy vulvar skin. Just keep in mind that some of those moisturizing oils can compromise latex condoms, so limit use to after sex to be on the safe side.

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