Open Access Research Article

Post-Coital Seepage - A Rarely-Discussed, Yet Common Inconvenience for Most Women: A Main Systematic Review

Nicole Pepe1* and Michael Ingber1,2

1Department of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Atlantic Health System, USA

2Department of Surgery, Atlantic Health System, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date:July 07, 2021;  Published Date: October 07, 2021


Women have a significant number of sexual dysfunctions that are not often discussed in a clinical setting. This study identified post-coital seepage of semen as a prevalent issue among sexually-active women. A survey was constructed to include questions on female sexual hygiene to quantify the discomfort women may experience after intercourse. Approximately half (52%) of women involved in the study experienced semen seepage or dripping of fluids after intercourse, with 41% of women admitting to being moderately or severely bothered. Multiple women also admitted further to various complaints including sensation of feeling unclean, vaginal odor, and/or vaginal yeast infections after vaginal intercourse. We conclude that the prevalence of post-coital semen seepage in sexually-active women is high. Our study found that these women had significant bother not only from the immediate seepage, but also from the prolonged after-effects of odor and discomfort even hours after sex.

Keywords: Post-coital; Semen; Discomfort; Intercourse; Sexually active women

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