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TMI .....both of us smell after sex ??!!

(14 Posts)
crackalacking Wed 21-Dec-16 22:39:41

Me and my Boyfriend have been together for nearly six months and for the last few months I've noticed that we both smell fishy after sex ? He had mentioned it once when he could smell it on himself.any idea what it could be ?

ijustwannadance Wed 21-Dec-16 22:42:28

What contraception do you use?

MessezFaire Wed 21-Dec-16 22:47:12

Bacterial vaginosis? Just a bacterial imbalance not an STI. Your GP can treat it with antibiotics. Decomposing speed can smell a bit the next bday but if it's strong and soon after sex then likely to be BV

MessezFaire Wed 21-Dec-16 22:47:31


PacificDogwod Wed 21-Dec-16 22:49:16

Bacterial vaginosis.

Not an STD, but an imbalance of the normal vaginal microorganisms.
You can get a swab done to confirm it.
Some GPs/clinics will treat on history alone.

Beware, the most commonly used antibiotic (Flagyl/Metronidazole) really does not mix with alcohol (severe vomiting).

gunting Wed 21-Dec-16 23:01:55

You can treat BV at home with gel from the super market. I think it's called balance activ?

crackalacking Thu 22-Dec-16 08:02:57

I was thinking bv is it just me that needs to be treated and in turn he will be better ?

crackalacking Thu 22-Dec-16 13:58:26

Do we both need a gp appointment or can i just use the gel ?

PacificDogwod Thu 22-Dec-16 15:37:35

Yes, if it is BV only you need to be treated.

Those pessaries work well btw.
Also Flagyl can be prescribed as a single dose.

crackalacking Wed 28-Dec-16 20:42:22

I started the balance ativ gel nearly a week ago and it seemed to be working but last night we had sex and the smell is back again !! We use a mixture of pulling out and condoms ....he doesn't like them but will do if i really insist . Should we stop having sex altogether while I use the gel or see a gp ? Ugh !

BusterGonad Mon 02-Jan-17 09:04:12

He'll use conforms if you really insist??? Sounds like a real keeper to me!

EmmaC78 Sat 07-Jan-17 22:30:16

We use a mixture of pulling out and condoms

Possibly not the best method of birth control!

scaryclown Sat 07-Jan-17 22:33:10

I must admit that if i use amphetamines during sex i do get a burny fishy smell in my nostrils..its probably just that

ReasonsToBeModeratelyHappy Sat 07-Jan-17 22:34:47

You could drop into conversation that, while he isn't keen on condoms, you might go off sex quite a bit anyway once you get pregnant - which is looking fairly likely with the withdrawal method. See if that changes his view on condoms...

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