Would ibuprofen work best, or something like Benadryl etc?

I heard that Ibuprofen and Benadryl act as muscle relaxants. I was told if I took 2 about 1-2 hours before having sex it would help me relax, would this be true? I'm curious for when I do actually lose my virginity.
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Might I add: We do do foreplay etc. I'm not just relaxed enough because I'm so nervous because of the issues I have. I trust him and I'm ready to give him my virginity, I was just asking if it would help at all. (And muscle relaxers don't make me tired btw)
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  • Ibuprofen isn't a muscle relaxer (fortunately), it stops inflammation, pain and fever, also benadryl won't work (it stops histamine, and since histamine is very look like serotonin it can sedate)

    And fortunately, muscle relaxers aren't sold without prescription. Those drugs lower muscle response stopping the signals in the spinal cord, making the patient very weak and sleepy

    You dont need drugs, what you need is trust, patience, and confidence, and obviously being very wet (getting exited relaxes the pelvic muscles and that wetnees is a natural lubricant). If you get anxious put some soft music that puts you un the mood, and start slowly

  • Ibuprofen is a mind pain reliever which works best against inflammation. Benadryl is for allergy issues. They are not muscle relaxers and you do not need them to have sex. Everyone is nervous the first time they have sex. Think it through... are you really ready? Make sure it is the right guy at the right time in the right place. Talk about birth control with him first and always use it no matter what. When the time comes have him do real slow and talk to each other about what feels good and what does not.

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  • I'm not so sure that things such as Ibuprofen or Benadry would help. They're pain-killers, true. But the pain that many feel during their first few times having sex isn't your typical sort of pain, like what you'd get if you're cut or bruised. It's pain from something being forced into muscles that have too much tension in them and so put up too much resistance.

    Don't rush things. If it hurts too much on your first time, just try to ease into it and know that it's not the end of the world if you can't even get him all the way in. There's always next time, and things will get easier as you grow more and more comfortable with the idea.

  • Lmfao noooooo no no no. Like wow no.

    This is a bad situation in a LOT of ways that you are more than smart enough to see.

    A) if you need to drug yourself to have sex you're not ready for sex.

    B ) that's not how those medications work at all. Wtf were you thinking? Plus Benadryl dries up mucosal membranes.

    C) if you're at the point where you think you need medication, you need a therapist

    D) where is the discussion about protection?

    E) meet laci green

    https://youtu.be/kdYtYveJI1Y
    • Belle Pepper's right on all these points of course. Your being inclined to ask the question is a bit concerning. Bottom line, you are not "ready to give him [your] virginity." :) Take your time and wait for a situation (and, if need be, a guy) where self-medicating is no part of sex.

  • Neither would produce the desired effect, from my understanding. Benadryl will probably just make you sleepy as an antihistamine. Ibuprofen is an NSAID, so it's an anti-inflammatory. Nothing to do with muscle relaxants. You might take it when you have sore muscles to reduce the inflammation, but it's not actually a muscle relaxer.

    If you're this nervous about losing your virginity that you're looking for a chemical fix, perhaps you're not actually ready.

  • If you're that nervous, it really sounds like you're not ready and it isn't 100% what you want. Taking drugs to have sex isn't healthy or right, only if you were both doing proper drugs and trying to experience something. Just keep experimenting with him, when you're ready, you'll be ready. You need lots of lube and foreplay, sex should never be painful.

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  • I don't think it would help you relax mentally.

  • How old are you?

    • Do not use ibuprofen, because it'll just take care of your headache. And you'll just be nervous and annoyed and $8.25 short. Just relax, and let things come naturally. Sex is natural, if you act weird, it'll be weird.

    • Ah yes I'm so dumb for not knowing something and ASKING so that I DO know.

    • I didn't need to because I read it and I understand. I acknowledged you calling me dumb because you're 10 years older than me, talking down to me because I didn't know something.

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  • I tend to just go with Ibuprofen.

  • Nooo, don't do it. If you don't feel relaxed, tell him. You shouldn't have to drug yourself to have sex. Just make sure to use lots of lube and tell him to go slow. You'll be fine :)

  • Have you guys done fingering? If he can get two fingers in comfortably for you, then sex shouldn't be a problem. Also when you do it you should get on top so you have all the control.

  • Actually sounded like a good idea but after reading the comments its probably not the greatest route.

  • Neither will help for relaxing your muscles. It'll tell the pain to go away that's about it. Also I wouldn't trust whomever is telling you to take those for future reference. Ibuprofen starts working roughly 30min after ingestion not to mention there's 0 dosage as to how much ibuprofen to be taking. Anyways, if you wanna be relaxed smoke if anything.

  • Uh, you might want to use a medicinal site for that

  • no , dont take any of them. ibuprofen is a non steroidal anti inflamatory , it doesn't cause muscle relaxation , it is not taken for that.
    the other one is a sedating anti histaminic , it may cause drowsness and sleeping too. and losing virginity should not be with a huge pain if done correctly. and i guess this is not the site u ask for medical things , i answered becoz iam a doctor

  • It an only help so much with pain depends how strong your puss puss is to be honest.

  • Do it naturally, the first one is always the hardest.