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feefiefofemme
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I just came back from a 9-day trip with my chorus during which we stayed at college dorms. In the dorms we stayed in for most of the trip, the only showers they had were communal (they had curtains, actually, but they would frequently blow open and few of them closed all the way). Because of this, most of us showered in our swim suits. When I mentioned this to my mother, however, she expressed concern, saying that I could get a yeast infection from this. I can see how that would make sense, but most of us would wash our hair and bodies while wearing our suits, then pull down (or aside) the bottoms to wash our genitals. Would there still be risk of yeast infection doing this? It doesn't really seem to me that it would be an issue, but I was just curious (seeing as, on chorus trips, we're in that sort of situation frequently).
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Generally, a warm, moist enviornment lets yeast thrive; a wet bathing suit is the perfect provider.

But I'd say that just as long as you don't stay in the suit for more than, say, an hour, there's not much of a risk.

Of course, if ditching the suit during showers at all is an option, that would be the best way to go, especially if you have had problems with yeast before.

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Thanks. I always try to change out of the suit ASAP (usually about 5-10 minutes after showering). Course, add that on to the 30-45 minutes I spend showering and you've got a fair chunk of time. But still. I've never had an issue with yeast infections in the past, so I don't think I'm particularly prone to them or anything. I try to take good care of my bits down there. : )
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I knew a girl who only bathed in her swinsuit it was some weirdo family thing...wonder if she got yeast infections
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usually college dorm shower areas are not communal. they have dividers in between the stalls. in any case, the only thing you should wear into the shower would be a pair of flip-flops (to protect from the fungus).
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