Why Am I Queefing So Much
“Have you ever felt like you were going to pee your pants while having sex? You may have been on top of your partner and suddenly felt that urge to “”go.”” It’s called queefing (or queefing or wee-feeing) because that is what people who experience this often say their words sound like.
It sounds like something from an episode of Seinfeld where Kramer goes to pick up his dry cleaning with Elaine. He says he needs her help picking out his new shirt because there was a little accident, and she replies, “”You mean you got blootered?”” When he hears this, he feels faint and has to sit down. In fact, queefing can be so embarrassing that women will usually keep it secret if they know someone else is around. If you are curious about why we queef, read on.
What Causes Queefing?
Your body contains millions of tiny hairs, known as cilia. These cilia line our lungs and nose passageways; they also line our digestive tract, ears and sinuses. The cilia are constantly brushing against mucus and trapping any foreign particles within them. Sometimes these trapped objects get stuck in the cilia and block the flow of air through the tubes. That’s what causes a runny nose to form or a cough to kick up.
The same thing happens in our genitals too. Our pubic hair traps air and keeps it from flowing freely throughout our bodies. In men, this is especially true during ejaculation. As sperm travel through semen, the tiny hairs become tangled together and stop moving forward. Air gets caught between the hairs causing the prostate gland to enlarge. Enlarged prostates can cause problems such as difficulty urinating, weak stream, dribbling and pain.
In women, air can collect behind the pubic hair and create small pockets. Like in men, these areas of trapped air can lead to enlarged glands. However, unlike in men, the enlarged parts of female reproductive organs don’t directly affect fertility. Instead, they cause things like urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, backache, irregular menstrual periods, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, fibroids, chronic pelvic pain and bladder cancer.
Other factors can contribute to the formation of trapped bubbles. For example, the size of the vaginal canal, which varies from person to person, can make it harder for air to escape. A narrow opening makes it easier for the trapped air to stay put. Also, bacteria can build up in the gas pockets just like they do along dental floss. Bacteria promote the growth of yeast infections, including Candida albicans, the most common type.
How Can We Prevent Queefing?
If queefing occurs only occasionally, then you probably won’t need much relief. But if you’re one of those unfortunate few who experiences queefs frequently, then here are some tips to reduce the amount of it you do.
First, understand that queefing isn’t necessarily caused by sexual activity. Stretching, sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising, even sitting still can bring on queefing. If it happens during exercise, try breathing through your mouth instead of your nose. Or simply take breaks.
Second, if you want to prevent queefing altogether, then avoid getting wet before and after intercourse. Avoid douches and tampons. And don’t use feminine products at all during sex. Your best bet would be to find a product that doesn’t contain perfume or scents. Some natural remedies include avoiding alcohol, smoking and caffeine.
Third, consider using a mild astringent soap. Using a mild soap helps soften the skin and reduces moisture. Moisture promotes trapped fluid buildup and increases queefing. Mild astringents also work well as lubricants during sex. Astringents come in many different forms such as bath gels, lotions, foams and sprays.
Fourth, wear breathable fabrics made from synthetic materials rather than wool, silk or cotton. Synthetic fibers allow air to circulate better than other fabrics. They’ll also feel cooler and dryer on your skin.
Fifth, remember that your body temperature affects how moist you are. Cool your genital area whenever possible. Try taking a cool shower or bath instead of hot water. Dry yourself off slowly and thoroughly. Use warm clothes instead of cold ones. Make sure your bedding is clean and comfortable. Keep your room cool, quiet and dark. Light coming into your bedroom can raise your core body temperature.
Sixth, try wearing looser fitting panties. Tight underwear can restrict circulation, making your labia swell. Loose panties provide increased airflow, which prevents swelling and excessive secretion of fluids.
Seventh, avoid tight clothing, particularly undergarments, bras and hosiery. Wear loose fitting tops and skirts. Don’t bunch your clothing in front of your waistline. Leave space between your torso and bra straps. Let your panty ride above the waistband of your jeans.
Eighth, check for signs of infection. If you develop a rash, burning sensation, red streaks, pus, discharge or odor, see your doctor immediately.
Ninth, watch your weight. Being overweight puts additional pressure on your internal organs. Excess pounds can increase the likelihood of developing blocked pores or cysts. Overweight people are also more likely to suffer from sexually transmitted diseases.
Tenth, eat healthy foods. Good nutrition ensures strong immune systems. Stronger immunity means less susceptibility to infections.
Finally, practice safe sex. Sexually active teens should be aware of the symptoms of sexually transmitted disease (STD). Teens should always abstain from unprotected sex until they’ve had a chance to talk to their health care provider to discuss STD testing options.”
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