|Are there consequences of performing oral sex on a woman with bacterial and/or yeast infections?|
The literature states that women's symptoms of bacterial vaginitis (the discharge) may worsen after unprotected sex (as it does for me). Why is this? It doesn't worsen with protected sex. It makes one believe the problem is coming from the man's ejaculate. Can a man be a carrier of something that can contribute to a bacterial infection? If so, why is treatment for men usually not recommended?
I'm not sure why symptoms of bacterial vaginitis (or vaginosis) worsen after unprotected sex. It's possible that the introduction of 5 to 7 grams of fairly high quality protein may provide extra "food" for the bacteria. In any case, it's food for thought.
And remember, the basic rule for safe sex: "If it's wet and isn't yours, don't touch it."
By Dr. Flash Gordon
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