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dieselgirl
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the past week or two i've been having a lot of sex with my boyfriend and i noticed little cuts on my inner labia and on my clitoris. it's uncomfortable, very itchy. it doesn't burn or hurt, and i tried getting some info on STDs and it doesnt sound like any STD i know, but i want to be sure. it's my only symptom. is it probably an STD, or is it just irritaton from all the sex? what should i do to take care of it?
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atm1
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It might just be irritation, but if you're not up to date with STI tests, then you should get those done anyways.

In terms of what to do to take care of it, refrain from sexual activity for a few days to a week until it's all healed up. Only wash it with mild soap, and try to avoid super tight pants or panties that could aggravate the irritation.

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Heather
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That does sound like a genital infection -- or at least some pretty serious irritation. It may be sexually transmitted, but could also be due to a bacterial or yeast infection, too.

Your best bet would be to get in and see your sexual healthcare provider ASAP, and hold off on genital sex in the meantime, especially since it's likely to irritate things even more.

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