Is it safe to have sex if I have a vaginal bacterial infection?

April 10th, 2011 by Emily

Question: Is it innocuous to have sex if I have a vaginal bacterial infection?
I started taking Loestrin 24 birth control about a month ago and I started to have vaginal itching and thick yellow discharge. I applied some cream and the itching is gone, but i still have yellow discharge. I was told it might be a bacterial infection, but I’m not sure. Is it still innocuous to have sex?

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Answer by Lesley
Don’t have sex until you are absolutely clear from this infection.

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5 Comments on “Is it safe to have sex if I have a vaginal bacterial infection?”

  1. Doc Julio says:

    Firstly, you should go to your doctor and get some antibiotics for your vaginal infection. Using cream may make you feel more comfortable but will not get rid of the infection.

    With regards to having sex, I would suggest that he uses a condom to avoid getting a possible urinary tract infection. And he should avoid giving you oral sex, as it could easily spread to his mouth.

  2. Kay says:

    It is not safe and would hurt. Acidophilus (as capsules or in yogurt) can help speed healing fight and prevent infections.

  3. Heather says:

    It’s not really safe. It will be painful and he can get it both on his penis and his mouth. Best bet is to skip on sex until it is completely gone and he will thank you for it as well

  4. LuvIzLuvIzLuv says:

    Just hold off on sex until this is gone. Eat some plain yogurt for 2 weeks and get some probiotic capsules to take. Don’t get the antibiotics, let your body fight it off naturally. Use the cream if it helps reduce itchiness though, that can’t hurt.

  5. supsup says:

    No, but you should go see a doctor about your infection.

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