Aunt Vadge: chunky white discharge and soreness after fingering

Hello Aunt Vadge, 

I am a 17-year-old who recently lost her virginity, (Dec 10) to be exact. The first time my partner fingered me  felt some pain, but not a lot, and since it still felt good I didn’t think much of it. Today is Wednesday (Dec 27), and from Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week he fingered me all three days, with some pain. My partner has long fingers and no nails so it couldn’t be a cut.

The pain started Sunday (Dec  25) night, when I noticed some white chunky discharge on my vagina. I tried to clean it off with my fingers and after that is when it started hurting a lot. It doesn’t hurt/sting when I pee, it’s just irritated and I can’t sit down, it hurts to walk and this chunky white discharge is not helping, someone help 🙁

Best,
Uncomfortable
Age: 17
Country/Area: United States

Dear Uncomfortable,

It sounds like you’ve had a bit too much fingering for one Christmas! The result of over-use can easily become an irritated vagina. The white, chunky discharge may also be a yeast infection, which would cause irritation and soreness. I’d say you have a combo of rawness due to overuse (repeatedly rubbing on delicate tissue) and then a yeast infection on top of that, which sounds a bit miserable.

Go to the Yeast Infections page and see which of those home treatments you can use.

Fingering or sex by itself does not cause a yeast infection, but yeasts that are normally friendly can be pushed into the vagina from the outside. Additionally, a raw vagina can then allow irritation where none would normally occur.

Step one is no more fingering for a bit! Second is in future, try to avoid overusing your vagina so many days in a row – while it might seem like fun at the time, soreness does happen and this is what it can look like.

Step two is dealing with your irritated vagina – not being able to walk properly or sit down sounds very miserable. If you have a source of funds, you could wander down to the pharmacy and buy yourself some gentian violet and use it as a douche, but read the instructions very carefully! It stains. One douche should be enough to solve your irritation. Follow the instructions on the yeast infection page in terms of a probiotic you can use too, and quit carbs for a few days.

You’ll heal up fast enough, but managing your discomfort is key. Unfortunately that is going to take a little time and effort. You can also leave it alone, and it will resolve itself, but if you do treatments it’ll be faster.

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge