• 6 months ago

    Worried about an STI

    Hi, I hadn't had sex with anyone in over a year until last week. I was pretty drunk but the sex was protected regardless but there was a bit of touching before this, I took my period a few days after and was feeling a burning sensation when urinating but thought nothing of it. Now my period has been over for a few days but the burning sensation is still there. I had a check last night and I've noticed some small bumps around the vaginal/rectal area, they look like little spots and this whole area is hurting me when I go to the toilet or even go to touch it. I initially started googling and it leads me straight to herpes every time. However, The pictures I've viewed have different resemblance to mine.The whole area feels sort of raw and that's the only way I can describe it? I've never experienced anything like this before and I always shave my vagina as well, so I'm not sure if these are ingrown hairs or something worse, especially because I often shave every time I feel hair regrowth. I'm going to get checked at an STI clinic regardless but I feel very embarrassed and annoyed and disappointed with myself because it had been so long since I had sex with anyone and now this has happened. I feel horrible and self conscious about the situation and I really don't know what to do.

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