Post # 1
Just as the title says… do you let your SO know when you have any private part issues (I’m not talking about STD’s)? Do you think that it is important for him to know?
I personally don’t think it is important for him to know but I do mention it to him.
EDIT: UTI not IUD
Post # 3
@tiff-tiff-tiff: When you said IUD did you mean UTI?
But I don’t ever get those, so I dont have to tell him anything. And if I did get them, I’d only tell them if he wanted to get it on during that time and I didn’t think it was a good idea.
Post # 4
Yes. Yeast infections can be passed between partners, so while it’s not technically an STD, it can affect him, and DH would want to know if there was a medical reason I couldn’t have sex.
As for other stuff, it’s no different to me than “I have a cold” or “I have a stomach bug.” It’s just health stuff. I’d want to know if he was sick, and he wants to know if I’m sick. I dunno, I just never thought it was all that different from your run of the mill illness stuff.
Post # 5
@tiff-tiff-tiff: Also, I feel like your 1st and 3rd choices are essentialy the same. And the 2nd choice, some people aren’t embarassed to tell him, they just might feel that its not necessary.
Post # 6
@LeonardLady: yes yes yes… that’s exactly what I meant. Thanks for the correction.
Post # 7
Only when it’s relevant to our sex life/health. As far as I’m concerned, he doesn’t need to know all the gory details of my period or that I have a UTI, but if he’s wanting to the deed and I have a yeast infection… I’ll let him know. I also have a history of pelvic cysts, so when I have a doctor’s appointment, I tell him (although, that’s also to get him to take care of/love on me a little more) 🙂
Post # 8
@riley23: A friend was telling me that she just avoid having sex while treating a yeast infection secretly. She is embarassed to let her SO know.
Post # 9
I always told my DH (while we were dating too) when I had a UTI. They started about 2 months after we started dating, they were chronic. They were also painful and it was very clear I was uncomfortable, no hiding it from him.
He never batted an eye. He loved me and just wanted me to feel better.
Post # 10
UTI’s and Yeast infections can be shared or continue a cycle of them so I always tell him and always have. Plus they can make sex uncomfortable for me so I tell him. It goes along with anything health related, we just tell each other so we are fully informed especially because if anything emergent happened then we would have all the pertinent and current information.
Post # 11
I don’t think I could hide that!
I would probably tell him.
Post # 12
For me personally, unless sex is involved, it is unnecessary for him to know. I know yeast infections could be treated in 3 days. But I let him know.
Post # 13
I haven’t had either of those since I’ve been with him, but if I did experience a UTI or yeast infection, I’d definitely let him know. Men can get yeast infections from women… it’s the responsible thing to tell him what’s up. Then he’d know why we weren’t having sex.
Post # 14
I posted in the other thread. Yes, it is important for him to know. Like I said before, Yeast infections specifically can be caused by your partners. He can also develop yeast infections from me. Bladder infections not so much but sex also causes those.
Since my husband is my sole sexual partner, he deserves to know what is going on with my vagina and associated reigons.
Post # 15
I’ve never had a yeast infection but I have had utis and I told him….but tbh there is very little we don’t tell each other (even weird body stuff)…neither of us are particularly squeamish, so we talk about that stuff.
Post # 16
We’re both pretty open about bodily things; I chat with him about what’s going on and when things are ‘off’ downstairs. I don’t think either of us get embarrassed anymore- I complain to him about those things like he’s a girl friend. Luckily he doesn’t mind.