sick after sex

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    Jun 27, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I'm a noob when it comes to sex, so bear with me.
    Here's the story:

    I recently hooked up (safely) with a guy. He wanted me to use his shower douche tool beforehand, something I'd never used before. I tried it out, we had sex. Things didn't go so well, I'm thinking you have to douche well-beforehand with those things?

    Anyway, I wasn't feeling so well that day. The next day, I feel extremely sick, nauseous, and exhausted. I get home from work and have bad diarrhea the next two days (~ 1 / 1-2 hours). Finally after about two days the feeling of sickness has gone away, but not the diarrhea. It's been about two weeks now and though I feel fine, I have diarrhea about 1-2 times per day. I also have worse gas than normal. I've been eating healthy (lots of yogurt) and keeping hydrated, and its been more of an inconvenience than anything.

    I have some ideas but I'm really kind of clueless:
    - is the diarrhea connected at all the the douche/sex? Or is it just a coincidence? I had only ever douched with a small ear-bulb before, not with a jet-stream shower attachment.
    - have I somehow hurt flora the lining of my colon and need to wait a couple weeks to get back to normal?
    - I once had giardia a couple years ago when I spent time in the 3rd world. The symptoms are very similar, and I recently read gay men are prone to contracting giardia. But how common is this really?

    Any ideas? Suggestions/advice before I go see a doctor? Similar experiences?
  • ZacktheMan

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    Jun 29, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
    Joeweeny saidI'm a noob when it comes to sex, so bear with me.
    Here's the story:

    I recently hooked up (safely) with a guy. He wanted me to use his shower douche tool beforehand, something I'd never used before. I tried it out, we had sex. Things didn't go so well, I'm thinking you have to douche well-beforehand with those things?

    Anyway, I wasn't feeling so well that day. The next day, I feel extremely sick, nauseous, and exhausted. I get home from work and have bad diarrhea the next two days (~ 1 / 1-2 hours). Finally after about two days the feeling of sickness has gone away, but not the diarrhea. It's been about two weeks now and though I feel fine, I have diarrhea about 1-2 times per day. I also have worse gas than normal. I've been eating healthy (lots of yogurt) and keeping hydrated, and its been more of an inconvenience than anything.

    I have some ideas but I'm really kind of clueless:
    - is the diarrhea connected at all the the douche/sex? Or is it just a coincidence? I had only ever douched with a small ear-bulb before, not with a jet-stream shower attachment.
    - have I somehow hurt flora the lining of my colon and need to wait a couple weeks to get back to normal?
    - I once had giardia a couple years ago when I spent time in the 3rd world. The symptoms are very similar, and I recently read gay men are prone to contracting giardia. But how common is this really?

    Any ideas? Suggestions/advice before I go see a doctor? Similar experiences?


    I can not help you.

    I strongly suggest that you see your Doctor, or a physician.
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    Jun 29, 2012 5:56 PM GMT
    Getting intimate with another person also exposes you to all of the other diseases transmitted (not necessarily "sexually") by meat bags. If you've still got symptoms after two weeks, it would be a good idea to see a doctor.
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    Jun 30, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    Joeweeny said- I once had giardia a couple years ago when I spent time in the 3rd world.
    I wonder if that's where LaGuardia got its name.
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    Jun 30, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    Sounds like a bacteria infection. If the douche wasn't clean, you could have transferred an infection up inside you. The same thing can happen with Giardia. See a doctor.

    As many might have read, I'm not a fan of anal oral either. People harbor too many infections.icon_neutral.gif
  • Versdefined

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    Aug 09, 2012 12:08 PM GMT
    I have been douched a lot of times, you just need to take two diarrhoea tablets and take another one about every 6 hours until you wont receive diarrhoea anymore. When u use shower douche, u must make sure that you use temp correctly, slightly bit warm, but not too warm. Don't use too much inside, just stop when u feel slightly full then take your time to let it out.

    You should always ask if you never use it before otherwise u won't know what ur doing. Hope this helps
  • FRE0

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    Aug 17, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    It is possible to douche without having anything touch you anus. If the pressure is sufficient, the stream will penetrate with no physical contact with the device. I use my bidet for that purpose, but just for routine cleanliness and not for sex. However, I use only a quick burst several times and expel after each time, so the amount of water that penetrates each time is very very small. It has never caused a problem. However, it's possible that if a large amount of water is injected, problems could result.

    In your case, symptoms have persisted long enough that consulting a doctor would be wise. You don't have to tell him the real reason you douched, but probably he should know about the douche.