Is It Normal to Pass Gas During Sex?

The back and forth action can cause gas pockets to evacuate, aka farting
Why Do I Pass Gas During Sex?

Q: Why do I pass gas during sex? Is this normal?

A: During sexual intercourse, the sliding motion of the penis causes pressure on the anus, which lies next to the vaginal wall. The back and forth action can easily cause gas pockets that evacuate, also known as farting.

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Vaginal gas (sometimes called queefing) is also very normal. Gas can become trapped in the vagina, so when you climax, the muscles around your genitals are relaxed and may allow a little gas to escape.

If this happens frequently, you may want to take an over-the-counter anti-gas medication, or better yet, have a bowel movement prior to having sex. You should also ask your doctor to check to see if there is a physical cause that can be addressed. 

For a more permanent fix to this dilemma, change your diet to eliminate carbonated drinks and foods that are hard to digest. These tend to cause excessive gas, bloating and burping.

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