I had sex with my girlfriend during her menstruation period. We used a male condom and weeks later I developed a cough. Rumor has it that it’s connected to what we did and that the cough never stops and has no cure. Could this be true?

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Man with sick lungs holding his chest and coughing

Thanks for your question and congrats on using condoms when you have sex!

There are many “rumors” and myths about sex. This is a rumor. There is no particular danger with having sex when your partner is having her period, although pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are still a risk, so condoms are key! Your cough is probably not related to having sex. It may be caused by a cold, allergies, or something else. There may be medicine that can help so it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your health care provider.