Aunt Vadge: can fingering affect your body?

Hi Aunt Vadge, 

My boyfriend fingered me (no sperms on his hand). It started to hurt a few minutes later.

I’m supposed to get my period but it hasn’t come yet. And I get cravings a lot.

Does fingering affect your body?

Sincerely,
Affected
Country: United States

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Dear Affected,

Fingering does not affect your body, but it can affect your vagina – that’s why your vagina started to hurt. The pain was due to you allowing your boyfriend to be too rough on you. (You could both benefit from reading Fingering Basics.)

Fingering cannot change the function of your body, like when you get your period, or your digestion, or anything else. It is a physical activity, like getting a massage or scratching an itch.

When you are about to get your period, your hormones are changing and cravings can be a premenstrual symptom. There are many that can – and will, over your lifetime – happen, like tender breasts, mood changes, and bloating.

You may not get all of them, or all of them at once, and because your body changes over time, the signs of your period may come and go.

Read more about premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

Write anytime!

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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