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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have bv is it ok to have sex without a condom ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Your BV should be treated, probably with metronidazole. Until then, it would be best to avoid sex or to use condoms consistently. BV often persists or is harder to cure with continued sex. Also, you and your partner should be tested for STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which are more common in people with BV.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

Can I have sex without a condom?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, but risk: Obviously you can, but without it there is risk of std and pregnancy etc...So, it is up to you to decide. The condom is for your protection and your partner's as well. If having sex with another partner of same sex, then no risk of pregnancy, but still high risk of std etc... Be sensible...Stay well. Good luck.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

We have sex without a condom.Is it okay?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
That depends on: if you're ready to have children or not. It also depends on if you are only with each other, as the risk of STD's and pregnancy are both higher if you don't use protection. Hope this helps!

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Last updated Sep 5, 2016

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