anonymous asked:

I keep getting Bacterial Vaginosis :( I work at a brothel so I see a high volume of clients and my poor vagina is having a rough time adjusting. has this ever been a problem for you? If yes do you have any tips? Thank you!

I’ve only had BV once that I’m aware of, so I don’t have any specific advice that comes from experience, but here are some things that might help:

  • If you’re on antibiotics, definitely keep taking them until your course is finished, even if your symptoms disappear before then.
  • If you’re douching, stop that! Don’t douche.   
  • Similarly, if you’re bathing more often now that you’re working at a high volume, switch to a mild soap and don’t actually wash inside your vag.
  • I assume you’re using condoms, but definitely keep doing that. 
  • Encourage clients to wash their hands before touching you, if you can.
  • There is some evidence (although not super conclusive) that taking a regular probiotic can help reduce BV recurrence. 
  • Wear cotton underwear as much as possible. 
  • Make sure you’re wiping front to back (I know you know, but just in case).
  • Don’t let clients touch butt and then touch your vag with the same hand (if you can).

I hope you and your vagina feel better soon!