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Why does my glans burn after having sex

by Alivia Nyhan
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Anything that affects the penis and men’s sexual health should be cause for concern. Sexual relations should be satisfactory and pleasant, and if not, you should go to the urologist so that he can diagnose the cause of your problem. On the other hand, many men are still ashamed to share their intimate pain with the specialist, which can further aggravate their symptoms and worsen their health.

That is why from FastlyHealwe want to explain to you why my glans burns after having sex so that you know what the different conditions that can cause this sensation and how serious they are, without this serving as a pretext to stop going to a specialist are.

Glans irritation after fungal intercourse

Although genital yeast infections are much more common in women than men, the truth is that they, too, can become infected with yeast. The Candida Albicans is a yeast present in the skin of the penis, the glans, and the foreskin, but when for whatever reason grows inordinately, redness cause burning in the glans, itching, and itching, can even cause the appearance of pimples.

In most cases, men get candida after having sex with a woman who suffers from a vaginal yeast infection. However, other factors can also cause this condition to appear spontaneously, such as diabetes, obesity, or the use of too strong soaps.

Although the symptoms of fungal infection are usually limited to the glans, if proper treatment is not carried out, it may grow through the rest of the penis, affecting the foreskin and base. The most common symptoms of genital yeast infection in men are:

  • White and red spots on the glans.
  • Reddened penis.
  • Burning and itching in the glans.
  • White secretions.
  • Burning in the penis after having intercourse.
  • Burning when urinating.
  • The skin becomes dry or cracked.

The following article explains everything you need to know about fungus on the glans: symptoms and treatment

My glans hurts after having friction relations.

You notice burning in the glans after having intercourse does not imply that you have contracted some sexually transmitted disease. In fact, in most cases in which itching and itching in the glans appear after intercourse, mainly If it occurs spontaneously and not recurrently, it is because of the friction on the glans’ skin during sexual intercourse.

If you have been there for a long time, the penetration has been abrupt, or there was not enough lubrication, the glans may have been irritated during friction with the vaginal walls. This burning should disappear after 2 or 3 days, so we recommend that you refrain from having sex or masturbating. If the symptoms have not disappeared after that time, go to a urologist to examine you.

Irritant balanitis causes itching after intercourse.

When we talk about balanitis, we are not referring to inflammation of the glans, so all the causes mentioned in theory also fall into the category of balanitis. But because balanitis is more of a physical description than a cause per se, it is not valid for explaining what causes your glans to burn after intercourse.

Balanitis can be caused by many different factors, from fungi, as we have explained before, to poor hygiene. However, the burning and itching that appear after having sex can indicate something in the intercourse that acts as a trigger.

Irritation balanitis is inflammation of the glans caused by using a bar of soap, cream, perfume, or product whose substances irritate the glans, either because you are allergic to them or because you have sensitive skin.

In this case, a lubricant or even the condom is likely the reason for the irritation, which is why you should test if using non-latex condoms or water-based lubricants disappear those symptoms.

Other infections that cause itching after intercourse

In addition to genital fungi, different sexually transmitted diseases can make your glans burn after having sex. The most common are the following:

  • Chlamydia: Although in many cases of people infected with chlamydia, both men and women, the infection is asymptomatic, when it manifests, the itching of the glans is one of its main symptoms, along with secretions and pain when urinating. The following article explains the symptoms and treatment of chlamydia in men.
  • Genital herpes: like all STDs, this disease is spread through anal or vaginal penetration without a condom. In this case, the burning of the glans is another of its characteristic symptoms, along with the appearance of painful sores. Here we will talk more in-depth about genital herpes l.
  • Bacterial infection: there are different bacteria, such as the one that causes bacterial vaginosis, that can infect men and manifest themselves in symptoms such as itchy glans, which can increase if the proper treatment is not followed.

This article is merely informative. At FastlyHeal .com, we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor if you present any condition or discomfort.

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