Bleeding After Clitoris Stimulation Explained!

Your clitorius gets stimulated when you have coitus or masturbate. When it bleeds, it can be worrying. However not all the time it is due to some serious conditions. Sometimes it can happen because of some health conditions. And a  complaint of bleeding after orgasm isn’t as uncommon as you think.

So, what are the causes of bleeding after clitoris stimulation?

Clitoris stimulation can occur because of various reasons such as hymen breaking, periods starting, tears in the vaginal wall, being pregnant, cervical dysplasia, cervical polyps, sexually transmitted infections, and others.

So want to know the causes of bleeding from clitoris? Keep reading. 

What Is Clitoris Stimulation?

Before we start with anything else, we must tell you what clitoris stimulation is?

Clitoris is a part of the female reproductive part, which does not play a role in reproduction but helps the female reach the orgasm. Its primary function is to reach sexual arousal and pleasure.  

When you masturbate or are sexually active, you may have some bleeding from the clitoris that you may notice when you go to pee. It can occur because of various reasons. 

In this article, we will tell you the reasons for bleeding after clitoris stimulation.

What Causes Bleeding After Clitoris Stimulation?

Bleeding after clitoris stimulation can occur due to various reasons. You may have a question: what does it mean when you’re bleeding but not on your period? If you want to know them, keep reading the article. We want to tell you about them with no delay. Come with us.

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Factors that can lead to bleeding after clitoris stimulation are:

  • Hymen breaking
  • Starting your periods
  • Tears in the vaginal wall
  • Pregnancy
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Cervical polyps
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vaginitis 
  • Cervicitis 
  • Soreness of the clitoris 
  • Itching caused by the product use
  • Injury or infection 
  • Vulvar cancer 

So let us know how these factors can lead to bleeding after you stimulate your clitoris. 

Hymen Breaking

At the opening of the vagina, there is a thin fleshy tissue known as hymen that breaks when you have your first sexual encounter. It can also happen if you use sex toys such as dildos. 

Hymen, when breaks, lead to bleeding. Therefore, when you stimulate your clitoris, you may end up breaking your hymen, which can cause bleeding. 

Some women bleed when hymen breaks, while some do not. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about if you do not bleed on your first sexual encounter. 

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Starting Your Periods

Sometimes your periods are just approaching, and you do not know them. You may misperceive vaginal bleeding as something else, and it may be just periods. Therefore, before you put yourself into panic and anxiety, it is always a good idea to think of your period dates.

To track periods, you can download a period tracker application on your mobile phone. On it, you can save the dates, and it also alarms you beforehand, so that there is no panic! Bleeding from clitoris during this period may also occur.

Tears In Your Vaginal Wall 

Tears in your vaginal wall, also known as its laceration, can occur when you are rough to your vagina. Or it can also happen in vigorous sex or when you put external objects into your vagina. 

Vaginal tears can lead to bleeding, especially if you use sex toys for clitoris stimulation. Most tears heal on their own in one to two weeks. However, sometimes if they are deep, you may need to get stitches in your vagina. If you have a complaint of unexplained vaginal bleeding, you must consult with a healthcare provider.

When you are healing, avoid using tampons, as they can hinder the process. Be gentle to your vagina so that it heals at the earliest. Lacerations, if remain, for a long time and untreated, can lead to infection. Make sure you cut and trim your nails well so they do not hurt your vagina. 

You may also have a complaint of bleeding from urethra if there is any tear in your urethra. 

Pregnancy 

A common cause of bleeding after masturbation is being pregnant. In the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy, vaginal bleeding is common. Therefore, if you have a complaint of bleeding after clitoris stimulation, you must take a pregnancy test. 

If you have a complaint of bleeding from clitorius during pregnancy, you must consult with your gynecologist. 

Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition that causes abnormal cell growth in the cervix- a canal that connects the vagina to the uterus. Your healthcare providers can detect cervical dysplasia through a pap smear test. Therefore, you must attend the appointments with your gynecologist. 

In a pap smear test, your healthcare providers take a sample of your cervical cells and evaluate them under the microscope. They can then see the growth pattern of your cells. If you have cervical dysplasia, they will monitor you for cervical cancer, as it puts you at risk of developing it. 

dysplasia

A common symptom of cervical dysplasia is abnormal vaginal bleeding between the menstrual periods and after sex. If you have a complaint of bleeding after clitoris masturbation unexplained vaginal bleeding or spotting, you must visit your healthcare provider. Sometimes it can be an indicator of some serious health condition. 

Cervical Polyps 

A cervical polyp is a condition in which polyps- small non-cancerous growths occur in your cervix. Usually, they do not cause any symptoms, but a common symptom is they may cause vaginal bleeding accompanied by a pus-like discharge. 

Your healthcare providers can diagnose the cervical polyps upon a pelvic examination. Polyps, if they become bothersome, your healthcare providers will remove them in a pelvic examination. 

Sexually Transmitted Infections 

Sexually transmitted infections are those which are transmitted from one person to another through sexual contact. A common sexually transmitted infection is chlamydia, which causes vaginal bleeding after sex.

You may have a complaint of abnormal vaginal bleeding if you have a sexually transmitted infection such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. 

Other symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection are:

  • Sores or bumps at the genital region
  • Pain and burning sensation while urinating
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding after sex

To prevent sexually transmitted infections, you can use the barrier method for sex. However, it also does not guarantee the total prevention of infections.

Sex toys can also become a way of sexually transmitted infections. Therefore, wash and disinfect them after using them and keep them well protected. 

Vaginitis

Vaginitis is the inflammation of the vagina that causes itching, pain, and discharge. In your vagina, there is a normal flora- bacteria that prevents infections and is healthy for your vagina. 

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Skin disorders and reduced estrogen levels can lead to vaginitis.

Vaginitis can lead to bleeding after clitoris stimulation because the tissues are already inflamed. 

The common types of vaginitis are:

  • Bacterial vaginosis- this kind of vaginitis occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina.
  • Yeast infections- fungal overgrowth can lead to yeast infections in the vagina. If you have yeast infection in the vagina, you need to apply an antifungal ointment. 
  • Trichomoniasis- a parasite that can cause infection of the vagina, known as trichomoniasis. 

The symptoms of vaginitis are:

  • Discharge from vagina
  • Change in color and odor from your vagina
  • Painful urination 
  • Dyspareunia- painful sex
  • Light spotting or vaginal bleeding

Vaginitis causes your vagina to become inflamed, which can lead to bleeding between periods and spotting. It can also cause bleeding after clitoris stimulation. 

Cervicitis 

Cervicitis is the inflammation of the cervix, a canal that connects the uterus to the vagina. It can be acute or chronic. 

Acute cervicitis shows symptoms suddenly, and often they are severe. In chronic cervicitis, the symptoms may last longer. 

Cervicitis can cause bleeding between periods, pain during intercourse, and a pelvic examination or spotting. When you stimulate your clitoris, if your cervix is already inflamed, it can lead to bleeding. 

If you have a complaint of bleeding after non-penetrative sex, you must consult with a healthcare provider. Sometimes, it may not be due to a serious health condition, but sometimes it may show some serious underlying health condition. Therefore, if the complaint is for a long time, do not take it lightly. 

Soreness of The Clitoris 

Your clitoris may become inflamed and bleed after sexual activity. It may happen because of conditions such as:

  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Hypertonic pelvic floor muscle dysfunction 
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome– if you have PCOs, you must shed those extra pounds if you are overweight with simple tips. 
  • Infections of the clitoris 

Itching Caused By The Products Use

Using harsh chemicals and products such as soaps, shampoos, or douching products can hurt your clitoris which results in itching. When you scratch the region, it may bleed. 

Wash your genital region with plain water only as soaps and other products can affect the normal flora, leading to itching and infections. It is also a good idea to keep your nails cut and trimmed so you do not end up hurting yourself. 

Injury or Infection

Having an infection or injury of the clitoris can cause bleeding after stimulation. A vaginal yeast infection can also make it itchy and irritating. Due to this, you scratch the region, and it may bleed. 

If you have symptoms of vaginal infection, you must consult with a healthcare provider. Do not take pain and bleeding after orgasm lightly. 

Vulvar Cancer

The vulva is part of the female external genitalia. It is the skin that surrounds the urethra, vagina, clitoris, and labia. 

Vulvar cancer can cause itching, burning, and bleeding and forms a lump outside the lips of the vagina. Unexplained vaginal bleeding can be a symptom of some serious underlying health condition. Therefore, you must visit the healthcare provider for an evaluation. 

FAQs

Question: What is clitoromegaly?

Answer: Clitoromegaly is a term used to describe a larger than usual clitoris.

Question: What is the clitoris?

Answer: Clitoris is a part of the female reproductive part, which does not play a role in reproduction but helps the female reach the orgasm. 

Question: What is the function of the clitoris?

Answer: Its primary function is to reach sexual arousal and pleasure. 

Conclusion 

We have concluded the reasons for bleeding after clitoris stimulation. If you have the same complaint, you must visit the healthcare provider. And if you masturbate, try to be gentle with your vagina and genitalia. The bleeding clitoris can become infected. Therefore, take care of the health and hygiene of your reproductive system.

Dr. Swathi Kilari

Dr. Swathi Kilari

Hello there! This is Dr. Swathi Kilari here, a writer in progress. I am a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University from the Philippines and am currently registered to practice in India. I write now and then to share my knowledge and experience about healthcare. I am happy to help you make wise choices to lead a healthy life. Healthcare and teaching are two of my passions. I am a food enthusiast, home baker, and cook. If I am not doing any of these, I am probably sleeping.

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