Jan 19, 2003
I have been with my boyfriend for 9 months now, and i have noticed that after sex the area around my vagina became red, sore, and had small lesions. It also burns to urinate. I thought that maybe it was some sort of an std, but by the time i went to get checked out, the sores were gone, so i was clean. My boyfriend and i refrained from sex for 2 weeks, and it totally cleared up, however last night we had sex again, and the sores and lesions were back today.. could i be allergic to something in the condoms we use?
| Response from Mr. Kull
It's possible that you have an allergy either to the latex or the lubricant that is sometimes used on condoms (make sure that nonoxynol-9 is not in the lubricant, as that commonly causes irritation). Try using polyurethane condoms and a lubricant like K-Y and see if that makes a difference.
You should also see a doctor when you are experiencing your symptoms to rule out the possibility of infections. You can get the most accurate diagnosis that way.
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