Vaginal bleeding after sex, also known as postcoital bleeding , is not an entirely uncommon situation among menstruating women. And it's even more common in postmenopausal women. While the bleeding can sometimes be distressing, the cause is relatively benign in most cases. Many of the causes of postcoital bleeding overlap.
9 reasons you could be bleeding during or after sex
If you are in the throes of passion and suddenly you spy spots of blood on the bed sheets, it can be alarming and a bit embarrassing if you're in a new relationship. Have you cut yourself? Did you miscalculate your period date? No, so why are you bleeding?
Back to Women's health. The medical name for this is "postcoital bleeding". If you're concerned because you experience vaginal bleeding after sex, seek advice from your GP or a sexual health clinic genitourinary or GUM clinic.