So, you’ve just ended a passionate sex session with your partner and after that euphoric high starts to settle down, you feel this sudden but dull pain or ache just below your stomach. If you’re not having your period or if you’re not the sort to experience cramps as a premenstrual syndrome, getting cramps right after sex could feel potentially worrying.

But it could be more common than you think. One study found that 1 in 10 women in Britain experienced cramps after sex. Not sure what could be causing your pain? Here are a few potential causes.

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Text: Atika Lim