If you've ever been told that your uterus is tilted during an appointment at your gyno, you're not alone. In fact, about 30 percent of women have a retroverted—or tilted—uterus, says ob-gyn Mary Jane Minkin, M. Just ask your gyno during your next exam. It might sound scary, but a titled uterus isn't a big deal, and it won't affect your chances of pregnancy, as some people might believe the angle of the uterus doesn't matter. That said, it may affect sensations during sex, says Yvonne K.
Everything You Need to Know About Your Tilted Uterus
How a Tilted Uterus Can Affect Your Sex Life
Its primary role is to nourish a developing fetus during pregnancy. In most women, the uterus is positioned forward, toward the belly. When a woman has pelvic surgery, scar tissue called adhesions may form and pull the uterus back. This condition occurs when cells from the endometrium — the uterine lining — form outside the uterus. These cells can make the uterus attach to other organs.
How your uterus affects your sex life
In some women, the womb or uterus is tipped backward, pointing toward the lower back. This is known as a retroverted, tilted, or tipped uterus. Usually, the uterus sits upright, in a vertical or up-and-down position. A tilted uterus is quite common, with 20 women out of every having the condition.
I spent my first few sexually active years assuming pain was a normal part of penetrative sex, and it nearly put me off sex in general. I was finally diagnosed during an STI test and was relieved to have some explanation for the pain. Through slow, patient experimentation, I found ways to alleviate the discomfort and truly enjoy sex. My hope is that others can get diagnosed earlier than I did. Talk to your doctor, communicate with partners, and take time to figure out what works for you and your unique body.