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c131
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After sex lately, there has been a very thick discharge from my vagina. It appears on my boyfriend's penis when he pulls out and on my vagina. This only happens after sex. I know that discharge is normal, and I do usually have discharge. But it has never been this thick. I know i dont have a yeast infection because i have had one before and i dont have any pain or itching, and the discharge does not have an odor. I have been on the birth control pill for over 6 months. I dont know if that would have something to do with it or not. We also used a lotion that might have made it thick. But i am not quite sure.

Please help. Thank You.

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DarkChild717
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The consistency of your discharge changes for various, normal, healthy reasons.

But using lotion as a lubricant is not a good idea at all. One, it'll increase the likliehood of your condom breaking (the oils are bad for latex) and it will make for an unhappy vagina. Using a condom safe lube is a much better idea.

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c131
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Yes I know that you must use a water-based lubricant with condoms. We havn't used condoms for a while at this point. We feel pretty safe being on birth control and using the pull out method every time. I understand that there is also pre ejaculation and all of that.

Anyways, so you think that this discharge is normal? It has the consistanty of a paste. Even much thicker than a tooth paste, but not sticky. You would say this can be normal?

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Whether you're using condoms or not, lotion is not the thing to use for lubrication during sex, or inside your vagina, period. So, if you've been doing that, it's possible you have an infection. Have you had any sort of itching, feels of rawness or soreness, uncomfortable dryness? Any clumps in the discharge? Any odor?

If not, then propbably you're looking at normal discharge. Part of how the pill works is by thickening cervical mucus, so it's expected that you might have thicker discharges than you're used to, the type most women not on hormonal BC see near the end of each fertility cycle.

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Thank You so much for your help. No there is no itching, rawness, soreness, dryness, clumps or odor. I'll take your advice that it is normal, and also to not use lotion. We have only used lotion on a few occasions. We usually do use a safe water based lube.

I also have another question to ask you that is completely different from this one. Please tell me if you would like me to post a different message for it.

As you know I am on the birth control pill, i take the pill every day at the same time (of course). But i would like to switch the time that i take my birth control. I have been taking it at 10pm, and i would like to switch it to around 5pm so it will be easier for me to remember. I don't miss my pills a lot at all, only a few times i have. and only one pill each time(never two in a row).But i still would feel better if the time was about 5pm, so that I wouldnt have to worry about falling asleep too early or being out at a party and forgeting.

Anyways, how would I safley switch these times without running the risk of ovulating and becoming pregnant? Should I wait until the end of my next period and start the next pack at 5pm instead of 10? Please help again!

Thank You so much!

[ 06-12-2006, 06:07 PM: Message edited by: c131 ]

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Yep, switching at the start of your next pack is the easiest, most foolproof way.

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c131
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Ok, thanks a lot. I'll be sure to do that on my next pack.
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