I recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Now I have pimples next to my private parts and I am seeing yellow discharge. What could be the cause for these issues and what should I do?

female gender symbolAny time you have unprotected sex, you are at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease(s). “Pimples” can be due to ingrown hairs, irritation from shaving, something your skin came in contact with, or it’s possible that the pimples are actually genital warts caused from the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV). Certain types of vaginal discharge are normal however if you notice that your usual discharge has changed in color, amount or consistency and/or it has an unpleasant smell, make an appointment with your health care provider. Your HCP will likely be able to tell if you have an STI and what the pimples are caused from too.