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Pain during sex??

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Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with hsv2 about five or six weeks ago. I had a pretty mild initial outbreak followed by two more very mild outbreaks. Because they were in such quick succession my doctor recommended suppressive therapy. That started two weeks ago and although I haven't had any sores I've has some of the other pain, tingling, and itching.


Tonight my partner and I had sex. We've had sex two other times with no issues. But this was very uncomfortable and afterward I was burning and tender. We used plenty of lube. But I have had a lot of discharge. I know I am coming up on my period. Could it be related to that? Is pain and burning during sex a common occurrence? I plan on abstaining until I feel better. I just want to make sure all is well.


Another question - I have an IUD. From all I can find this shouldn't be an issue like it is with other STIs. Do others have experiences with this. Thanks so much for your feedback!!

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Hello and Welcome!


First - no problems with the IUD ... ;)


You are still very early on and your body is working with getting it under control so sex may be an issue for a little while ... and having your period won't be helping. Periods often cause OB's especially early on too....


For now, perhaps use H to help you to find other ways to be intimate ... it's a great excuse to get creative both inside and outside the bedroom ;)





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