May 05, 2012
Hello all, I'm a 17 year old girl and I, like all other people my age am really looking forward to graduation in a few weeks. I've had a boyfriend for 2 and a half years, and life should be looking up, right? I also for the last month have been suffering from a painful series of chronic UTIs, one of which got so bad that there was visible blood in my urine. The severe ones have caused me to miss days of school, concerts, and fun times with my friends and boyfriend.
Another horrible part of this is the dryness. Not only is it always uncomfortable no matter what I do but it also puts a strain on my relationship. I'll get aroused but not wet and I can see that it makes my boyfriend feel inadequate. Thankfully he is very understanding and it's never caused a conflict but he doesn't know how frequent this is because I use lubrication not only before sex but in my daily life to try to decrease the pain and itch. This dryness also keeps me from doing a lot of activities because it gets too uncomfortable to hike, climb, and ride bikes. The best time of my life is turning into a time of loneliness and silent pain.
I wish I could see a doctor about this but my mother is so adamant about me not having sex, we've never had a good relationship and I don't think that will change anytime soon. It's very hard to talk about this and I need to get past this pain and embarrassment. This will be my journey to a new life, one that I can live comfortably and