Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but when you suffer from back pains it really won’t be fun.
Studies have shown people with pain have significantly less sex than those without.
This is attributed to a number of reasons, such as loss of interest, low self-esteem and of course, pain.
Techniques in the bedroom can be adapted to be able to facilitate for a better experience together.
But depending on the type of pain you have, you will want to adapt your positions accordingly.
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If your back pain is disc-related (or increases when bending) then positions that require hold forward leaning postures aren’t good.
However, if your back feels best in a supported position, such as missionary, then this is recommended.
For further support it might be a good idea to put a pillow under your hips and knees to give you more support.
And if your back is worse when arching backwards (or those with joint problems), a side-to-side or spooning move is ideal.
Of course if you experience any additional pain during sex then it’s best to stop, try a different position or speak to a professional.
Pillows can help to adapt techniques to make them more comfortable, move with your hips and knees as opposed to your back.
Take pain relief where needed or seek guidance from a health care professional.
But most importantly, communicate with your partner when something doesn’t feel right.