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Sexual Intimacy: What to expect?

Written byDr. Sonia Gupta

Last updated on : 16 May, 2024

Read time : 3 min

Emotionally, physically, spiritually, and psychologically, “sex feels quite different depending on who you are, who your partner is, what their body is like, what actions you attempt, and so much more,” says  Kiana Reeves.

Sex experience is ever-changing, and the factors which influence it are:

  • Hydration level
  • Influence of food and drinks
  • Stress level
  • Access to contraception and barrier techniques 
  • Overall fitness level and level of activities
  • The current state of health

It feels good to be sexually aroused, and the orgasms you give yourself when you masturbate are incredible. But then you start to wonder what it’s like to have sex with someone else. It can be hard to understand what makes you sexually attracted, what angers you, or how penetration feels.

Additionally, you can experience changes in blood flow that cause you to feel warm or flushed. You may get red, blotchy skin on your face, neck, or chest.

Tanner says that larger muscles in your hips, thighs, and butt may tighten or spasm, and your breath and pulse rate may also become more rapid.

You might experience various emotions, like vulnerability, surprise, excitement, good, gentleness, or openness. Countless terms may be used to describe how sex feels, according to Tanner.

But there is one thing that applies to everyone: it shouldn’t hurt 

One thing to remember is that sex should NOT be painful unless you and your partner(s) want to feel pain.

Sometimes sex feels painful because there isn’t enough lubrication. Sometimes the pain is caused by muscles, and changing positions or using a positioning aid could help. But sometimes, painful sex is a sign of a problem that needs medical or psychological help. Adding store-bought lubricant is all it takes to fix the pain.

Some of these medical conditions are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Hypertonic pelvic floor
  • Menopause
  • Vaginismus

Why people opt for solo sex could be good to read too

Many factors, including sexual preference, body type, physical abilities, and more, might alter one’s experience of having sex alone.

  • For some people, it’s like letting out a sigh of relief, a little less agitated,” more concentrated,” and a sense of calmness.
  • Solo sex is regarding the sense of releasing tension after climax.
  • For others, what matters is the feeling of the tension leaving the body. It’s like devoting a whole evening to solo sex and writing a love letter to the body.

If you are engaging in coupled sex or multi-partnered sex 

It can make you feel energised, exhausted, content, satiated, annoyed, sweaty, and deeply connected to your partner.

If you suffer from unwanted pain or distress

Try adding lubricant if you are experiencing roughness, burning, or friction.

However, “if you are experiencing something more severe, it is best to engage with a professional practitioner,” says Reeves.

For instance:

  • A sexological bodyworker – They teach genital anatomy, the physiology of multiple orgasms, how to touch and negotiate desires, and many other things about sex.
  • A somatic practitioner– Practitioners of bodily therapy believe a person’s thoughts and feelings can impact their physical well-being and use mind-body exercise to help release pent-up tension.
  • Pelvic floor therapy teaches exercises to stabilise and strengthen your core, or the significant muscles that stabilise the trunk, including the pelvic floor, abdominal, back, and diaphragm.


Sex can be fun, and many good feelings come with it. But don’t be upset if your first sex doesn’t feel as good as you had hoped. So, to increase your chances of mind-blowing pleasure, experiment with different emotions and communicate with your partner. Don’t forget that you have to learn! You can avail of branded and generic medicines by uploading your prescription on the Truemeds app. When placing an order for medications online, you may save money by selecting an alternative or generic medicine advised by Truemed’s expert doctors. You can save up to 72% on your purchase and get free home delivery pan India.

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