Someone asked us:
Why does my boyfriend penis hurt and burn him after we had protected sex and I was on my period?
The pain and burning that you describe could have a few different causes, but rest assured that your period has nothing to do with it.
In general pain around the genitals can be caused by a lot of different things like an irritation from hair removal, a reaction to soap or detergent, or an allergy to latex, spermicide, or lubricant. Pain and burning can also be caused by a STD, so it’s really important that your boyfriend visit a health care provider for STD testing and a checkup.
If you used a condom, it’s possible that an allergy to latex, spermicide, or lubricant could be the problem. While only a health care provider can tell you what’s really going on, you may want to try switching some things up in the condom department. Try using non-latex polyurethane or polyisoprene condoms, or condoms without spermicide.
- Emily at Planned Parenthood