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MrsHaley
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After my fiancé and I had sex this weekend (our first time using condoms) I have been having some redness and itching, and general discomfort. Is there a chance that the condom is what caused it?
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September
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It would be possible if you have a latex allergy. You could check that possibility by wearing a latex glove and seeing what happens.

However, it is much more likely that the itching and redness is due to an infection of some sort. If it doesn't go away in a day or so, it would be a good idea to see a doctor.

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Heather
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Just to be clear, if you are latex allergic or sensitive, then if you put on a latex glove, you should find you have similar issues with the skin of your hands within 20 minutes or so.

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MrsHaley
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I was a competitive swimmer in high school and college and always wore a latex swim cap, so no latex allergy here.
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Sam W
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If you're sure it's not a latex allergy, then I'd go with Joey's second suggestion and check with a health care provider if this doesn't clear up in another day or so.
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MrsHaley
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I went and saw my doctor, only to be diagnosed with a case of vaginal dryness… My doctor kindly informed me that "while some people may like it a bit rougher, lubrication is very important"
Embarrassing to say the least, but glad to be healthy!

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Cheers for that!

...And you don't have to feel embarrassed about anything [Smile]

I'll leave this link for you:

Lubricant (not diamonds) is a girl's best friend.

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