Okay so recently my boyfriend and I have started having sex again after 6 months of no sex. The last time we had sex was about 2 days ago and I have this itching on my vaginal opening. Now neither of us have an STD, we have both been tested. And I thought maybe it could be irritation, but it hasn't gone away. We use Lifestyles with spermicidal lube. The itching isn't there all day, only once in a while. I've also realized that I have a bit of discharge. I'm not sure if this happens when we use other types of condoms because we usually stick with the spermicidal lube ones since I'm a bit of a paranoid freak.But according to my boyfriend, I never complain when we use other condoms without the spermicidal lube. So could I be allergic to the latex or the lube?
Bumblebee, It sounds like it can be a yeast infection as well??
Spermicide is terrible. The main ingredient (nonoxynol-9) is the same as used in domestic cleaners. My advice will be to use hormonal birth control together with condoms to give you the assurance. You can also get a pack of emergency pills (Plan B or others) and just make sure one of you look at the condom after he pulls out to make sure it stayed intact. If something went wrong, use Plan B immediately.
There are two types of condoms, latex and polyurethane. The latex is normally the culprit so try the others. Let him put a drop or two lube inside the condom. That way it will feel better for both as the lube will help to conduct heat and make him more sensitive.
Thank you, I was thinking of it being a yeast infection also. Just got pretty scared because somebody on another website mentioned something about HPV. But it does seem like it could possibly be a yeast infection.