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Can you still have sex when you are being treated for BV ?
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Dr. Andria Johnson
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Shouldn't
It's best you don't.
Get the benefit of having the treatment work for you. Sex is sometimes the cause of bv. You may react to the brand of condoms. Or the spermicide on the condoms. Or bacteria from the skin on his penis, fingers or toys. Start off with a clean slate and the resume sex. You may then be able to identify the cause.

In brief: Shouldn't
It's best you don't.
Get the benefit of having the treatment work for you. Sex is sometimes the cause of bv. You may react to the brand of condoms. Or the spermicide on the condoms. Or bacteria from the skin on his penis, fingers or toys. Start off with a clean slate and the resume sex. You may then be able to identify the cause.
Dr. Andria Johnson
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Also taking a good probiotic may help keep it from coming back
Dr. Timothy Gorski
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Sure!
No reason you can't/shouldn't have sex while being treated for BV in most cases.
But be sure your partner is being treated as well. Bv has a high relapse rate no matter what you do so also be alert to whether your symptoms (if any) go away and then come back after awhile.

In brief: Sure!
No reason you can't/shouldn't have sex while being treated for BV in most cases.
But be sure your partner is being treated as well. Bv has a high relapse rate no matter what you do so also be alert to whether your symptoms (if any) go away and then come back after awhile.
Dr. Timothy Gorski
Dr. Timothy Gorski
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