My boyfriend and I have been having sex for a little over a year, and the first few times we didn't use any lube, and I found it unbelievably painful. Since then, we'd always use lube, and although this decreased the pain, there was still a lot of pain, and usually bleeding. The last few times I'd also felt a stinging sensation during sex, that continued for a day or so afterwards (especially when urinating). I had been planning to go to the doctors about this. However, at the weekend I went to stay with him, and we didn't have any lube. I was a bit nervous about trying to have sex because I thought it would be way too painful. But we decided to try anyway, and for the first time, there was absolutely no pain or bleeding at all. Could the lube have been what was causing some of the pain/stinging? We did try a couple of different brands, but I'm interested if there are cases of people being allergic to lube at all? Thanks for any replies!
People can be allergic to lube, yes. But it may be that there are also other factors involved as well. The prolonged stinging when urinating could be a sign of some sort of urinary infection. So seeing your doctor is a good move. Make sure you have the doctor answer all the questions that you have. That's what they're there for.
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keep it simple. Instead of using warming lubes (the human body is already a toasty 37 degrees centigrade), use a regular lube like Astroglide or KY liquid (no warming!!!) and see if that works. test it on your arm first ot see if there is a reaction.
As for lube allergies, it's pretty common especially with spermicidal lube. I am allergic to spermicide, and yeah, there are some places where allerigc reactions are just no fun at all.
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