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I just recently went on the pill and started to have sex with my boyfriend without using condoms. Intercourse is fine, but after he ejaculates inside me I get a painful burning sensation in my vagina, which gets worse after I go to the bathroom (it gradually subsides in about half an hour to an hour). This has happened twice. One time, we had unprotected sex but he ejaculated outside of me, and I didn't have this I feel it's directly semen-related. Any idea what might be causing this? Could I be allergic to semen, or maybe I'm just irritated from the intercourse? Should we try using lube? I'm trying to talk my boyfriend into going back to condoms, it was so much easier! And sex is really not enjoyable for me now..

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replied June 17th, 2008
Sexual Health - Women Answer A4279
Current medical status: Recently diagnosed as anaemic
Current medical treatment: Yasmin, iron supplements (65 mg)

You could be irritated by the semen or intercourse but you should visit your gynecologist to check if there is something else causing those burning sensations in the vagina (infection, tumor…).

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