Itchily in love
June 21, 2009 3:52 AM Subscribe
Is there any sensible way to remove semen from one's vagina after intercourse? (nsfw)
posted by teraspawn to health & fitness (43 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Some background: I am on the pill, my partner and I have both had recent clear STI tests, this question is not about contraception and YANA/MD.
We're in a LDR at the moment and only get to see each other for the odd weekend when we have time off work. Naturally in that time we have absurd amounts of sex. Besides the inevitable back pain, bruising, abrasions and dehydration afterwards (heh), I always seem to end up with a yeast infection.
It stands to reason that a sticky, alkaline, sugary substance coating the walls of my vagina, plus frequent, vigorous aeration would encourage dear ol' Candida albicans, and some googling seems to back that up.
Now, I'd rather live with the yeast infections than go back to condoms, but is there some way I could just clear the stuff out after we've done the deed? All I've heard about vaginal douching is that it is a Bad Thing and encourages and spreads all sorts of nasty infections, so I'm guessing that's not the way? Is there another solution?