Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Not likely. It is possible, but not likely. Once a bacteria or virus have been transmitted, physical douching will not likely dislodge them. Safe sex practices, especially condom use, are the best strategies to prevent stis.

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How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

Barrier protection. If you will have sex. Know your partners past. Been promiscuous? Important point. If you will have sex than a condom for the male is essential. Read more...

Sexually transmitted disease Yellow discharge & no pain when urinating. Noticed four days after sex?

Get test & Rx. Discharge and timing are consistent with STD. Evaluation, including baseline HIV and herpes testing, and treatment are recommended before infection progresses to epididymis. Either see your doctor, STD treatment center, or Urgent care. Your partner needs to be informed, and I urge you to use condoms for safe sex in the future. Read more...
Get tested . These are important to figure out and treat properly. Treatment depends on the actual bug. . Read more...
STD testing. There are several possibilities as causes for yellow penile discharge. Please kindly see PCP to get tested and treated accordingly. Also please kindly notify your partner about the symptoms and to warn to abstain from any sexual contact until test results are available. Read more...

Is sexually transmitted infections possible without having real sex?

Yes. Any exchange of bodily fluids can increase your risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (i.e. Oral sex). Certain viruses out there are dna virues (herpes, hpv, etc.), which means once you have it, you have it for life; we can treat them...But we cannot cure them. If you've had an intimate encounter with a high-risk individual, play it safe and see your doctor so you don't lose sleep. Read more...