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Persistent Bacterial Vag

I’ve been having recurrent bacterial vaginosis for basically the entire last year. Every time the symptoms appear I see my doctor and he gives me a prescription, the BV clears up but returns a few weeks later and the cycle starts again.

I started seeing someone about 6 months ago and it’s beginning to get more serious.  He’s really great and the sex has been mostly amazing, but the problem is that the BV sometimes gets in the way. In the past I have just said I’m on my period to avoid having sex when I have a flair up, but now that we’re seeing each other more frequently that excuse can’t work all the time. I’m finding myself telling him that I’m not in the mood or I’m tired a lot of the time and I feel like it’s ruining the start of this new relationship and I don’t know how to save it. I have in the past given in and had sex with BV, but it always makes my symptoms worse the next day.

So I’m wondering; how can I decline sex without making my boyfriend feel rejected? And do you have any advice for getting rid of persistent BV?

Small bumps on his dick. Is he cheating on me?

I haven’t told him about the lumps yet because I don’t want to scare him or make him feel self-conscious about it. Plus I want to know what it is before confronting him about it. Do you know what these lumps are? If it is an STD does it mean he’s been cheating on me? And what is the likelihood that I have contracted it also, from unprotected sex and blowjobs?

I was just told I have genital herpes - How do I cope with this?

"I recently turned 24 and as an unexpected (and very welcomed) surprise, I was told I have genital herpes.   
Before I got this infection, I knew very little about it, except that it was "second worst after HIV/AIDS virus". When I was told the news I could not believe it and life plans, goals and aspirations flew right out the clinics window."

Posted on April 27, 2016 and filed under STI.