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Member # 42492
posted 10-29-2009 11:55 AM
On the 15th, My boyfriend and I had sex, and did not use enough lubrication.
Now, this has happened before. For quite a while, I've had a hard time figuring out whether or not we've used enough until it's too late. Then, I'll spend the next couple days sore and rubbed slightly raw. That happened that time, but it stayed for a long time. Eventually, I realized that it had started to feel more like when I had a yeast infection last spring. And sure enough, the day after I started the yeast medicine, it went away. So my question is, is it normal for irritated genital skin to trigger yeast infections? Or was the fact that one came so soon after the other a coincidence?
Member # 3
posted 10-29-2009 12:16 PM
If the genitals get raw, abraded or irritated, by all means they're more susceptible to ANY kind of genital infection. It's one of the things we mention often in the material on the main site about lube.
So, given this observation, why not figure it seems pretty clear you're NOT using enough lube, and err on the side of too-much (which really isn't even an error, it just might stain the sheets a bit more)?
Member # 42492
posted 10-29-2009 12:38 PM
I'm definitely going to start being more careful about the lube, but another question: I noticed in the drugstore, they keep the liquid lube over by the condoms, and the jelly kind by the feminine stuff, which (maybe inaccurately) has caused me to make the assumption that the jelly kind isn't designed for sex. Is that wrong? Because I don't like the liquid kind, I feel like it dries up too fast.
Also, I've read several sites as to how prevent yeast infections, and I follow nearly all the guidelines (Wear cotton underwear, wipe the right way, don't put perfume there), but I don't eat yogurt. Do you think if I started taking acidophilous (sp?) pills it might help? Or would I need the live, refrigerated lactinex ones? Thank you!
Member # 3
posted 10-29-2009 01:20 PM
The jelly kind dries up EVEN faster, because it's thicker.
If you find water-based lubes vanish too fast for you, for one, that suggests you absolutely need to be using more lube, probably right from the start. But you also may want to try a silicone-based lube, and see how that goes for you. Those tend to last longer. If you are getting reoccurring yeast infections, I would honestly start at your sexual healthcare providers office, with a full exam and a full health history. See what they say first: they may suggest dietary changes, they may find a different kind of infection is actually the deal or feeding this, any number of things, because the why of your infections may not fit all, you know?