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sadgirl123
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Hi everyone.

I was wondering what this could be. I haven't had sex in almost a month but the past couple days I've noticed some itching on the left side of my labia. Upon further investigation it looks to be some raw looking sores.. I admit to scratching a bit, but I thought it was just a pre-menstrual irritation or whatnot and didn't think much of it, but there are actual bumps and the tops look raw - again, probably from itching.

I'm confused as to what this could be. I'd been with my ex for a year and wasn't with anyone else during or even after so I don't know what kind of STD this could be if that's what it sounds like??! (I have used..toys.... could this happen if they were not cleaned well enough?)

Please any suggestions on what it could be? Thank you.

[ 08-07-2012, 01:17 AM: Message edited by: sadgirl123 ]

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Karybu
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It's possible that you've got some irritation happening from something - maybe an allergy to a new laundry detergent or soap. If you don't clean your sex toys well enough, that can result in an infection, so that's a possibility too. There's also a chance it could be something like herpes: cold sores are herpes, and can be transmitted from mouth to genitals even if nobody has a sore at the time.

Anytime you have sores or a rash on your genitals, though, it's best to see a doctor (ideally as soon as possible so they can take a swab of the sores if necessary).

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