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Sexual intimacy is a part of life, but knowing when to and when not to engage is necessary. Well, your partner might want to engage in romantic moments with you, but there are situations when you need to refrain.

Here are those instances when females are recommended to avoid sexual moments.

Unexplained bleeding

Experiencing occasional spotting or mild pain during ovulation is common, but if you’re experiencing persistent pain and bleeding, engaging in a love-making session is not recommendable. During or after intimacy, bleeding is a sign of the abnormal cervix, and hence, seeking the right guidance concerning the same is necessary.


Several times women do end up having a pelvic or vaginal infection. If females do have infections the symptoms such as severe vaginal itching, pelvic pain, burning sensation, and foul-smelling discharge occur.

Engaging in love-making moments not only increases the pain, but this infection spreads to the pelvic organs and becomes severe. Additionally, this makes your partner exposed to the infection.

Pregnancy complication

Yes, during pregnancy, women do end up enjoying romantic moments. Even when asked the doctors, they are embarrassed to answer such a question. If the pregnancy is not complicated, women can continue engaging in the moments. Once the water breaks, the females need to ensure the bedroom activity should be kept at a halt.

If you have complications like preterm labor and placenta previa, engaging in intimate moments can affect worsen the situation.

Before a pap smear process

Pap smear is a process wherein the cells from the cervix are collected to conduct a few tests. Before you have this test, women are recommended to avoid engaging in any activity that leaves traces of semen in the body. Usually, before 1-2 days, one is recommended to avoid participating in any activity that can disrupt the process of a pelvic exam.


Childbirth is a complicated process. Along with the genitals, the whole body gets affected. The body and the genitals during this period require rest and hence, engaging in sexual intimacy is not recommended. Getting into such activities doesn’t create room for the healing process. Therefore, there are chances the wounds might reopen and the infections can increase.

After surgery

This is common to understand, yet some people are unable to control their hormones and land in problems with major complications.

Once you undergo surgery, the patients take time to recover fast and if the process is hindered, the infections and risks are likely to affect the healing process.

Women need to be cautious about intimacy and genitals to avoid complications and risks. If you’re not recommended to engage in a romantic scene, do not involve. Also, if you have a medical condition or feel embarrassed to discuss it, you can look for the options available online.