During every time that I have sex, my skin down there begins to feel really sore and burns. Sometimes we have to stop after a few minutes. I end up getting a yeast infection almost every time. Also, I often get dull cramps afterwards. We have tried using lubricant to decrease friction, but that doesn't seem to help very much. I then have to wait a few days for the vaginal pain to go away before i can do anything again. This is really embarrasing! I seem to be very prone to yeast infections even when I don't have sex. What is going on???
That is a good question. I am extremyl sensitive like that as well ..I have found that showering before intercourse and toileting as well , and after has helped. Also keeping completely shaven in that area does lessen the chance of germs accumulating in the pubic hair to infect you is lessened as well. Try a water based lubricant or as I was told ..saliva works too. Keepin a relaxed atmosphere and enjoying foreplay a bit longer may help your body's own natural lubricants too. Oh and before I forget..make sure that your partner keeps theirself clean shaven in the pubic region and clean as well...a nice erotic shower may encourage your partner to be clean without the idea of the old humdrum each time this will also help you to lubricate hopefully lessening " friction" burns. If all else fails try a lubricated condom , I would anyhow unless you are in a long term monogamus relationship. As far as the yeast infections goes I havent any answers if you are doing all of the above and still get them frequently. I do know that some birth control pills can cause a woman to have an overgrowth of the bodies natural occuring yeast causing her to acquire an infection..you didnt mention if you were the pill so I am covering akll bases here. Also certain autoimmune diseases cause frequent yeast infections. I would definately seek medical interventions..such as an urinologist mayhaps STD testing depending on your relationship. Good Luck & God Bless.
Yes, I have been on the birth control pill for a few years. Maybe I should try another approach? I am pretty sure its a yeast infection: cottage cheese appearance and kinda smelly. Thanks for all the advice, I'm definately going to try water-based lubricants. Could the sensitivity and yeast infections also be caused from the latex condoms?
You may have re-occurant yeast infections either because the treatment you are using is not getting rid of it completely or because it may not be yeast. Bacterial vaginosis (sp?) can mimick yeast symptoms and is only curable by antibiotics. Has your doctor diagnosed you with yeast? What types of medicine have your tried? For some the pill, Diflucan, works and for others the creams work better. There is a really effective cream called Terazol 7 available through prescription. Also, it is possible that your partner may be passing it back to you. Guys can get it too, though it's less common. Yeast usually should not have a foul odor, but BV does. GO to your doctor and have him/her test you for yeast, BV, and maybe even STDs. Hope this helps!
I have had some reactions to certain latex condoms and the lubricant which in turn caused me to have both a UTI and yeast infection on top of it...happens I guess..not unheard of I should say to quote my doctor. I have finally found a condom that not only feels good but doesnt give me a severe reaction..its made by TROJAN called Her Pleasure..yes it is latex as well and it has a spermicidal lubricant. Finally after years of after condom use reactions & doctor help I am finally able to enjoy safe(r) sex again. Try it and see if this helps you too. I know your pain..been there did that , but not anymore. Good luck Missie.
yes! that sounds EXACLY like what I have been going through. --Burning partway through sexual intercourse, the next day seems a little worse with itching, swelling, and more discharge which lasts for a couple of days, then eventually it goes away after 3-4 days. I try to keep myself really clean and that seems to make it go away faster (lots of baths), but nothing really seems to prevent it from occuring in the first place, besides just not having sexual intercourse, which to me doesn't seem like an ideal solution! I was in a relationship for four years before this one, and it did seem to happen somewhat, but has been worse in this relationship. I have now been dating this guy for almost two years. I don't think I have an STI because a) I have always used a condom and b) my boyfriends never had any kind of sex with any other girls before me, I have no doubts in my mind about that. Maybe I don't get a yeast infection EVERY time, but it really does get uncomfortable. I guess the only way to really know is to just get my butt to the doctor. I'll keep you informed!
I've been going through the exact same thing since I started having sex with my new partner (was sexually active with one person for two years previous to this relationship and never had any problems). I kept getting yeast infections and was later diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis as well. Ever since I was treated for the BV I've been fine, but only time will tell I guess since I don't get an infection every time I have sex. I would often start to experience burning during intercourse and would have to stop, and over the next couple of days I would develop itching, swelling, and discharge that worsened after about three days and then gradually went away. Is this what happens with you? If it does, then we should keep each other posted! Like I said, I was later diagnosed with BV which may have been what it was the whole time, since BV can be triggered by sexual intercourse. I would recommend going to a doctor and getting tested for yeast and BV, because I bet getting treated will clear it up for good. Keep me posted, I'm really curious because I believe we're suffering from the same condition!
My boyfriend has never had any kind of sex with anyone else either, although we don't use condoms every time (I'm on the pill). I really think you have BV because that's what I was eventually diagnosed with, but I'm not 100% confident that my symptoms aren't going to come back. I'll definitely keep you posted as well. It's great to hear someone say the exact same things that I'm concerned about are happening to them. I guess misery loves company! Haha :)
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