Microbial yeast-infection war with my boyfriend
June 21, 2008 9:24 AM Subscribe
Long distance relationship...and my body is not cooperating??!!! (NSFW)
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So every time I visit my boyfriend now I seem to get a yeast infection. My OBGYN said I had nothing to worry about and that she sees this a lot with long distance relationships. Her rationale is that if you are having regular sex, you (and your microbial communities) get used to each other, but in a long distance relationship they don't. So every time we have sex for the first time in awhile, my body is OMGWTFisthis. Usually even if I don't treat the infection, it goes away after a couple of horrible burning days and if the visit is long, we are eventually able to have worry-free sex. She didn't have any ideas for mitigating this effect.
This has happened with other long distance boyfriends before (ruined a vacation once because we hadn't seen each other in awhile), so I don't think it's my boyfriend. And I haven't changed my BCP in awhile and I eat a low-sugar diet. Ive been tested for STDs recently too.
I've never heard of this sort of problem before, is there anything I can do? So far it seems to be better if he doesn't ejaculate the first couple of times we have sex, but it's steal pretty unpleasant. I've thought about stealing his underwear and sleeping with it.
Ugh, every time we have sex I envision this massive war between various armies of bacteria.