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Slick 08-31-2012 08:38 PM

:confused:My wife and I have been in a non-exclusive "lifestyle" relationship with another couple for several years. The non-exclusive part being that we, both couples, occasionally had sex with other partners. In the past year my wife and our regular female buddy have contracted numerous STD's, minor but irritating infections and parasites. All have responded to treatment but what a pain. Of late we have closed down our circle of friends to include just us four. All of us have been treated, medicated and tested, negative, but reoccurring yeast infections persist. We have figured out that the only time it becomes an issue is when us two guys swap female partners back and forth during one fuck session, without showering before the exchange. We normally do not use condoms with our regular buds. Sex is always vaginal.

Is this a common problem with Poly circles? We love the other couple to death and don't want to go mono but the girls are tired of the pills, gels and creams.

MusicalRose 08-31-2012 09:11 PM

Maybe just get into some better yeast infection prevention practices. Have them take pro-biotic supplements (yogurt sometimes doesn't have live and active cultures or all that much of them and the sugar actually promotes yeast growth) and try to go without underwear more often, especially while wearing skirts.

BoringGuy 08-31-2012 09:37 PM

I know someone who uses raw garlic cloves to prevent yeast and leukorrhea. Smash them slightly and put them in the vagina like a suppository. This person loves garlic and so does her partner, so the flavor is not a problem.

LovingRadiance 09-01-2012 04:04 AM

Coconut oil. It kills yeast, is an amazing lube, doesnt cause acne, is a great moisturizer. Since we replaced all of our lubes with it- no yeast issues. I started using it after the dr suggested it. It also works if you ingest it- but its so convenient as a lube, we do both.

opalescent 09-01-2012 02:19 PM

Sounds like one or more of the partners has a recurring persistent yeast infection (men get yeast too). The men may need to use condoms when swapping and moving back and forth between the women. (Of course, change comdoms between partners.) The 4 of you are passing the infection around and not giving your bodies time to heal and clear the infection. You may want to think about using condoms between the married couples. Couples pass this back and forth to each other. Hopefully the group can use condoms until everyone heals and then try bareback again.

topasio 09-05-2012 03:47 PM

To add some information about yeast infections is sometimes rare but most often, ladies donít acquire yeast infections from sex. The very most common cause is a weak immune system.

I could suggest a treatment if you haven't tried it is oral fluconazole (floo-con-uh-zohl) this will be taken in a single dose this is available in all drug store or convenient store over the counter. Note: is is just for female/ladies

Slick 09-06-2012 12:57 AM

Thank you all for the input. We had a very loving and wonderful day last weekend without sex with our friend that suffers from yeast infections. She does have a very weak immune system but she is on the mend and the three of us look forward to catching up with the missed intimacy. It sure didn't stop us from having sex, just stopped us from having intercourse with her. Thanks again. Keep the info coming. :)

Vicki82 09-06-2012 12:59 AM

I get UTIs from too much sex, but I find taking cranberry pills beforehand helps. And either way, it's well worth it even if I suffer for a few days afterwards :)

I've also got a girlfriend who is actually allergic to semen, oddly enough. She has to use a barrier method as a result.

GalaGirl 09-06-2012 03:56 AM

Diflucan pill already mentioned.

Using condoms already mentioned.

Weak immune already mentioned.

What about DIET of the people? And have they been checked for pre-diabetes or diabetes? Because that can ALSO bring on lots of yeast infection stuff because of the yeast growing out of control. We all have some in us -- but we don't need it out of control.


Slick 09-07-2012 09:07 PM

We are almost certain that the infections are related to the fact that us 2 males are sharing love making with both females, sometimes swapping during the same session. We are going to try, key word try, to stay with the same partner between showers. Both gals receive regular health care screenings and regular care so we have ruled out just about everything but the swapping.

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