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My bf comes home every 6months. Everytime, I get a yeast infection after a week of sex. I've been checked & im clean. How can I stop this?
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Frequent sex
When intercourse occurs episodically(q6months) but "feverishly", the vaginal ph(acidity/alkalinity) changes and the good bacteria(doderlein's) that are responsible for keeping the pH slighly acid(4.
5 to 5.5) cannot recover fast enough since semen is alkaline in nature. Yeast like warm moist alkaline conditions, so keep the vulvar area dry and wear cotton underclothing post-sex.

In brief: Frequent sex
When intercourse occurs episodically(q6months) but "feverishly", the vaginal ph(acidity/alkalinity) changes and the good bacteria(doderlein's) that are responsible for keeping the pH slighly acid(4.
5 to 5.5) cannot recover fast enough since semen is alkaline in nature. Yeast like warm moist alkaline conditions, so keep the vulvar area dry and wear cotton underclothing post-sex.
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