2:11 am - 04/27/2006

Milky white discharge during vaginal intercourse?

I'm planning on seeing a doctor regardless as I'm overdue for a round of STD tests, but I'd like to ask fellow vagina owners if they've ever experienced anything like this.



A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I were having sex and he suddenly stopped. He had a temporary freak out moment thinking he came and our condom broke, but we soon realized that wasn't the case at all. It turns out that it was me producing a somewhat milky substance. Now, I've had a lot of sexual partners but I haven't had a lot of sex persay (I was a victim of date rape turned slut turned now I'm ok and ready to be in a healthy monogamous relationship) so I can't say that I've ever really noticed if this is something that has always been, or something that is new. I do know that he noticed it again tonight (first time we've had sex since due to me feeling self conscious about it) and he said he'd seen me produce smaller amounts of the same color liquid in the past (huzzah for a boy who pays attention).

I have no other symptoms. I'm 99.9% sure it's not BV as I had BV once before and the smell was awful, and the discharge was daily/frequent, not just during sex. I don't think it's a yeast infection because, although I've never had one, again I have no itching/irregular discharge outside of sex. I came back negative on all STDs the last time I was tested, and although I stupidly entered a monogamous relationship without being tested again first, neither one of us has shown any signs of an STD (we use protection but there is oral sex to be considered). I made him aware of my concerns the first time we noticed this discharge and we aren't engaging in oral sex until I have been to the doctor.

Most information I've read seems to say that clear fluid during sex = ok and milky fluid during sex =/= okay. Any ideas?
devoken 27th-Apr-2006 08:06 am (UTC)
This happens to me all the time. As far as I know, it's no big deal, though I freaked out the first time I saw it, too. I don't know precisely what causes it, but I have found that it's way more common when we're using condoms (I'm on the pill but tend to forget it and take it at varying points in the day, so we often use a condom as well), so maybe the spermicide/latex is interacting with the discharge. I've also noticed that it'll happen without a condom if I have the beginnings of a yeast infection.

Hope this helps, and if you find out anything interesting about this at the doctor's, let me know. :)
fadingtogray 27th-Apr-2006 08:11 am (UTC)
You know - come to think of it we usually use condoms with spermicide butI had a box I bought before I met my boyfriend as a just in case kind of deal and since I'm broke I bought the non-lube non-spermicide ones since they're cheaper. T

They kind of have a funny fine powder on them. I wonder if it's just that powder interacting with my normal fluids. After all he said he noticed it to a lesser extent previously - when we were using condoms with spermicide. It's only been during vaginal intercourse as far as I'm aware. Interesting.

I will keep you posted. I have to find a clinic first... I don't have health insurance and since I'm not a student anymore no more free exams for me. :/
devoken 27th-Apr-2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck finding a clinic! If you're in the Greater Boston area I can recommend a few that I've had good experiences at. That fine powder does seem like it could be the culprit, so don't stress.

I'll cross my fingers for you... :)
fadingtogray 27th-Apr-2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Nope I'm nowhere near Boston. Midwest girl here. :D

I just hesitate to use PP because of personal views (although I do think they do good work, don't get me wrong).

What's up with clinics anyway? I'm currently unemployed but how do I prove that if they operate on a sliding scale? I used to go to my student health center for well woman exams and STI testing, and since that was operated out of student fees there was a discounted rate for all students. I've never been to a traditional OBGYN (I've never had the insurance to do so) so I'm a little bit at a loss. :/
devoken 28th-Apr-2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I guess the midwest is safely out of the Greater Boston area... which means I guess I can't help you find a clinic. Alas.

I'm not certain how they prove unemployment - the times I've been without insurance and needed a doctor I was also luckily employed, all I had to do was bring in a pay stub and they assigned me a rate. I imagine they just take you on faith - I mean, it's logically impossible to prove a negative, so what else can they do?

I don't like using PP either, mostly due to the fact that I get really creeped out walking through the door. I had an appointment at my local office once and was overwhelmed by the security precautions (like big metal doors and the greeting desk being behind thick, bullet-proof glass) and the fact that all of the windows were covered. I ended having to leave because the atmosphere was so claustrophobic. To be honest, I've never really paid much attention to PP - what I know of them is that they are a place I can go to if I don't have insurance and that is vaguely affordable. Believe me, I know I'm lucky that I can allow myself to pay such little attention - whatever else one may say about Boston, given all the free clinics and state programs it's an easy town to be uninsured in.

Anyway, good luck again. Wish I could help more. And check out your state/city programs, sometimes free health care programs aren't advertised that well.
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fadingtogray Re: Mod Note27th-Apr-2006 08:16 am (UTC)
Fixed, and fixed!

Sorry for goofing. :)
mammothali 27th-Apr-2006 08:29 am (UTC)
This is totally normal. I get it all the time. Sometimes it's even thick, like a paste. It might have something to do with what point you are in your cycle, or how hydrated you are, or who knows. Unless it is itchy or foul-smelling, it's nothing to worry about. Please don't feel self-conscious about it! :)
fadingtogray 27th-Apr-2006 08:39 am (UTC)
This is so good to hear! I was only self-conscious because I'm not in position to state that I am 100% sure I'm STI free, and nothing feels quite so un-sexy as the prospect of infecting your partner :/

As soon as I find a clinic I'm comfortable with I'm going to go get tested anyway just so that I have that assurance, but it's good to know that the fluid itself isn't abnormal :).
laughing_shadow 27th-Apr-2006 08:49 am (UTC)
Just a little note to second what others have said - except I might be even more reassuring, because I'm a virgin, so it happens to me when I get myself off. So it can definitely happen and not be an STI (:
fadingtogray 27th-Apr-2006 08:54 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing :D

Just one of those things I never paid attention to until it was pointed out to me, so it's reassuring to know that I'm not the only one!
brigittefires 27th-Apr-2006 12:16 pm (UTC)
Obviously, I am not going to discourage you from getting checked out, and you may want to discuss the incident in particular with the doctr, but that being said:

Womane have pre-ejaculatory fluids same as men do, which are supposed to be thicker in order to lubricate without being rubbed away as easily. Therefore, at worst it is (probably) nothing to worry about.

You may find, as you're noticing this discharge only during sex, and if it becomes more prominent as time goes on, that with a little effort you may also be able to teach yourself how to ejaculate. Some women can do it, others can't. Be forewarned: the first time this happens, you will probably freak out and think you peed the bed. It's not likely (though female ejaculate can have a slight odor to it, it looks, feels and smells differently than urine).

And much with the yay for having an observant partner!
fadingtogray 27th-Apr-2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
This is the first relationship I've been in where sex has been a comfortable and healthy part of our relationship (I had issues with sexuality due to losing my virginity to a date rape up until I met this wonderful man) so what you're saying actually makes a ton of sense. I imagine since I was never comfortable with partners in the past my discomfort hindered this happening before now. Huh.

And much with the yay for having an observant partner!

He's great. I can discuss things like this with him openly with no sweat (and have in fact told him that I posted here and that it appears to be normal) and he absolutely does not get squicked by any female issues we discuss - in fact he's usually rather helpful since he's observant. :D
hippieluv 28th-Apr-2006 02:59 am (UTC)
i think you are just fine especially if you arent having any other abnormal symptoms :) i get the same milky white discharge almost everytime i have sex especially if im not fertile which is when your discharge is more of a milky white/thick substance.
missprecious87 21st-Dec-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
u had an organism. in other words it is female cum
missprecious87 21st-Dec-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
i mean orgasim
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