Originally Posted by Mark5
Would it be possible for a women to have a high enough level of bacteria in her vagina to cause skin irration on the penis and even a prostate infection for the man, but nothing for the women?
hmmm... i'm not sure about that. But, i'll tell you my experience with bacterial vaginosis. at the beginning of my relationship with my bf, I started having abnormal discharge and a fishy/metallic smell after we would have sex. I went to my OBGYN and he automatically assumed I had bacterial vaginosis and, of course, he did a small swab test and he was right. He prescribed me metronidazole and the infection cleared up instantly. However, after a month or so I started having the "smell" again after sex. I called my doc and he prescribed extra pills of metronidazole for me, so my bf could take them as well. Men can have a bacteria that will affect the bacteria of a woman and that's exactly what was happening to me. After my bf and I took the medicine, we have never had anymore problems with bacterial vaginosis.
Plus, there are hardly EVER any symptoms of bacterial vaginosis; it's never painful, and women usually only get it by having multiple partners or starting off with a new partner -- as in my case. Unfortunately, my bf had a bacteria that disagreed with my "good" bacteria. but all is well now. =)
I don't know if sharing this story makes any difference. heh.
you should go to the doctor and see what's up with you, though.