Post # 1
Hello! I just thought I would ask a rather personal question in the hope that someone can put my mind at ease! I apologise if any of this is considered TMI!
I am 27, a virgin, and planning to get married in the summer of 2013. What concerns me, however, is my cervix and if it will get in the way during sex. Sometimes I only have to insert a finger about two inches into my vagina before I can feel my cervix. Other times is it closer to three and depends on cycle and position that I am in. When I am laying on my back is practically disappears from reach! I am concerned that it might get in the way during sex because it is right there in the passage.
I have heard some people say that they cannot touch their cervix at all and I am just concerned that there is something wrong with mine! When using tampons, I often push it to the side of the cervix when inserting because it will come to a stop against the cervix.
Can someone put my mind at rest that this is normal. Are cervixes supposed to be about 1.5 inches long and found only a couple of inches into the vagina?
Help appreciated – thanks!
Post # 3
Probably Too Much Information as well, but that sounds not unlike where my cervix is positioned. Has a physician ever used the term “retroverted” to describe it?
I have what they call a retroverted cervix, which means that it comes more out of the side rather than being positioned at the end of the vagina like most women, due to my uterus being tilted differently. My doctor said it was normal and wouldn’t cause any problems with child-bearing.
I can’t say whether it will bother you in particular during sex, but I don’t have any problems, and I never thought to ask my Fiance if he had noticed it or not. I would say that worst case scenario you may just have to be careful with positions if something is making you uncomfortable. That being said, it’s always a good idea to see a gynecologist when you have any concerns about something down there!
Post # 4
Found this on Wikipedia –
As the woman becomes fully aroused, the vagina tents (last ²⁄â‚ƒ) expands in length and width, while the cervix retracts.
Hope that helps a little. 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t think it’s your cervix you’re feeling, it’s just a change in the texture of your vagina, where the G spot is. Trust me, its not going to get in the way!
Post # 6
@AirForceWife78: I disagree. Sounds like a cervix to me. That’s really hard to confuse with a g-spot.
Again Too Much Information (it kind of comes with the territory), but I can feel my cervix. I can distinguish that from a g-spot by the fact that it sticks out and has a hole in it. I don’t quite know how you would get the two confused.
Post # 7
I’ve been able to feel my cervix like you have when it’s really low. Then right before my period or when I’ve been aroused or pregnant, it’s almost unreachable. I wouldn’t worry too much. If you’re about to have sex and you’re aroused, it will move up and out of the way. 🙂
Post # 8
It depends where you are in your cycle and what position you are in. I wouldn’t worry about it but ask your doctor if you’re concerned.
Post # 9
yes, this sounds completely normal. i’ve seen/felt a lot of cervices (part of my job!). your cervix is made of cartilage and can be as firm as the tip of your nose. 1.5 inches is normal and it is fine that you can feel it, many women can especially in a squatting position, less so when lying down as you report. as other posters have noted, your vagina will undergo changes during sexual arousal and thus the cervix usually will not interfere with sex. that said, cervical discomfort can occur depending on how aroused you are/the way you & your partner’s anatomy match up.
Post # 10
As someone whose internal anatomy doesn’t 100% match up with my fiancé’s (he bumps into my cervix a LOT), I figured I’d pipe up & let you know that you can always work with positions, etc. to make sex as comfortable as possible. That said, it can take TIME. For over a year, the only comfortable position for me was missionary. Nowadays, we can engage in a variety of positions; we just have to be careful with some (doggie-style especially, but as long as he stays still during girl-on-top, it doesn’t hurt me).
Post # 11
This sounds totally normal to me!
Post # 12
@Jenniphyr: I’m gladyou shared that. We’re great in most position except doggy-style, when he bumps VERY uncomfrtably against my cervix. I’m releived to hear I’m not the only one
Post # 13
Well, now I have an answer for my discomfort during certain positions…. Thanks for the information ladies!