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FTM “DOWN THERE” HEALTH (UTIs, YEAST INFECTIONS, ECT…)

August 14, 2019


*intro music plays* hey there! my name is chase and this is a video for my sex education stuff uhhhh… video. series. *whispers* yeahhhhh… before i even start with the TITLE of this video, although you’ve probably seen it… DIS-CLAIMER. Trigger warning! Literally. like, DISClAIMER. this video is about the health of an area. that trans men are usually dysphoric about and dont want to talk about, and dont want to look at it and anything like that dont want to use it- whereas some people they like it, and doesnt matter no dysphoria *MMPH noise* but, a lot of people are like do not talk about this. but, today I am going to talk about the health of your- and im going to call it, your who-ha. its either that or using the- well like im not gonn use the word front-hole cuz for me i associate that mostly with sex, and im not gonna use the v-word becasue that would w- that- no. im not doing that cuz no. so. im talking about the health of your who-ha and um.. having a healthy who-ah *adorably awkward laugh* i cant take tis seriously but for real. ummm being like- you know why? you know why im doing this? because there’s absolutely NO information that i have found with all my research that i have done on UTIs, on yeast infections, and on- and i have to use the word right now and im sorry because its part on the word- on bacterial vagiosis. vaginosis? i said it that time. just making sure thats how you say it sorry. there- theres like basically no information. sure, sure, if you google it you’ll get like one or two sources, but um, i thought that i would talk about some things that i have found. now, when trans people- trans men specifically, have infections, STIs, anything like that, its very hard for us to look at some of the symptoms because its like what do you look at? the men, the women, i dont know. so i made a videos about STIs for FTMs, which i will link. um… right there. kay, just for you, put it right there. we’re talking about STIs, gonorrhea and all that stuff. fun… but I made that video to provide information. even though you could google this information, i think its cool to have it in a video form so we can like interact together. so, today im going to be talking about three main infections. that effect the who-ha that we need to talk about. so im going to start with UTIs, and please remember because theres not real- lots of information for trans guys on this, um.. that it- i do have to look at the symptoms for women more, but i have searched a lot like, women high testosterone UTI and stuff like that just to see. or like hormonal balance an stuff lik- just to see if its anything related to hormones, and to see if we are more susceptible to it. alright so what is a uti? so a UTI is a urinary tract infection and its when bacteria um is introduced into the urethra, usually goes all the way up to the bladder and can lead to bladder infections, and if untreated can also lead to kidney infections. so the most common bacteria that is actually inroduced into the urethra is e coli and its very- like the percentage of infections from that is very high and that bacteria usually comes from the bowels i know, all of this is just so like- oh great chase, thank you for this information. but you know what? lets just- we need this information im gonna use words if you watched my STI video, oh my god i cant believe i said all those words out loud like if the neighbours were listening- i mean, they leared a lot of stuff. bless. but i was just like ANUS! and *hella studdering* fun. alright so people with who-has are at greater risk of getting urinary tract infections because our urethra is shorter, so that means when a bacteria is introduced into the area, theres a shorter length of time to the actual bladder um, then people with penises. that urethra is a lot longer, and its a lot more complicated to go all the way into that urethra and find the bladder for the infection. so, with peope with who-has since its a lot shorter, the second that bacteria is introduced into the area, its very likely that it will travel up the urethra and hit the bladder right away. so when that happens, thats when the urethra um, has a lot of issues and and you have issues with urinating, and you have a lot of pain, and soreness, and stuff like that. another reason people with who-has are a greater risk of getting urinary tract infections is because of the anus and the urethra…. is very close together whereas people the anus and the urethra is like *whoosh noise* like its its far, its like a- its far away. like it doesn’t usually connect. right? like on your own self. so another casue of a UTI uh for people with who-has is uh, sexual activity. and that could be multiple sex partners, or it could be one sex partner that goes into um, the anus and then switches over right and goes into the front-hole. now, with or without a condom it doesnt matter, that bacteria that is from that area is now entering the front, and the urethra is very close- its right there, its gonna touch it no matter what. so when that usually happens, thats when the UTI is caused. and its very painful to happen. so if you are planning on having anal sex and then going to the front, just change condoms or add a condom if you didnt have one before. um just so that the likelihood of that is not gonna happen and just a side note thats also a cause of UTIs for people with penises because if you’re doing anal unprotected theres a high chance that the bacteria from that area will enter the urethra. like i said, um people who-has *laughs* are more likely to get it because the urethra is shorter, so with people with penises its gonna a bit longer- like, to go so its- its rare but it happens. so the symptoms are really important for this, um especially because people with who-has are about- its- the statistic is like one out of two. so like fifty percent of people with who-has are gonna get a UTI at least once in their life. so, the common symptoms are uh feeling full and going to pee and- going to urinate if i use proper words, and just a little but comes out, but you really need to go all the time, very painful urination, um some discoloration, blood, um, some odd smell to your urine, um and you can also get some pains in the lower back and abdomen. so the reason why you could have pains in the lower back and in the abdomen area is because if the UTI goes untreated it goes to the bladder, causes a bladder infection, if thats still untreated its gonna move up to the kidneys which will cause a kidney infection, and thats why the back usually hurts. so when this happens its like a very serious infection and you could have a fever, you have chills, theres a lot more symptoms that come around to that because you have a kidney infection now. and this actually happened to Aaron, so if you watch any of the vlogs that i made couple of months, i was at the hospital with Aaron a couple of times because he had a kidney infection and the reason was because he had an untreated UTI that he didn’t realize that he had because- whatever, painful urination is- it wasn’t painful, he had a very high pain tolerance. whatever. anyways, so he was very sick before we went to the hospital i dragged him up to the hospital, got him to the- got him to talk to doctors and i told him i think its his kidneys, and it was his kidneys. so in order to test for this you just have to go to a doctor and they’re gonna do a urine sample and theyre gonna and they’re gonna test for the type of bacteria that could be in a- in a UTI that could categorize it as a UTI. once they do that and you are- they tell you that a UTI, you test positive for that, they’re gonna give you some medication you just have to take it the whole time and then youre good a lot of people think cranberry juice works, and not like the cranberry juice cocktail because like, lets be serious. um but the cranberry juice works um, but according to the Internets it is a very mix because some people say that it doesn’t work, and some people say that it only works through the strand of UTI that comes from e coli which is the most common one so who knows? when i have a UTI which i have had many. *laughs* i drank a lot of cranberry juice and a lot of water to flush it out. alright so you can help prevent UTIs the number one thing that you could to, okay? is to empty your bladder when you are full. now this is where the trans aspect comes in, alright? because sometimes, we dont feel comfortable going to the bathroom. alright? let me tell you a lil quickie. lil story. i was not comfortable going to the bathroom in 2011. 2010. turning 2011, right? that entire year, i just- i could not use the bathroom, i held it in, when i would go to school i would not use the bathroom i was terrified becasue i looked ike i was in the middle i didnt know if i like- women would like scream if i went to the bath- it was just a very confusing time. so i held my pee in for about twelve hours a day. not recommended to do that. anyways, i ended up with a very intense UTI that i was like not wanting to deal with, which turned into a very intense bladder infection, and then which turn into me not being able to pee for 16 hours. and this wasn’t me actively trying to hold it in, this was me i am in so much pain my bladder is about to explode. i go to the hospital, they tell me its not that bad, and then they realize their machine is broken, and they look again and theyre like your bladder it about to explode. so they had to catheterize me and i ended up with a catheter for two months. actually it was like five catheters, sorry. because they had to keep taking it out and putting one back in. you know how comfortable that was? six months on T it was fantastic. thats right when the growth is like at its peak pain. fantastic. so, the moral of this story: DO NOT HOLD YOUR PEE IN. the moral of this story is also that people who are forbidding trans people from using the bathroom, go and do something else with your life. because this is serious! this is serious. i know trans people who refuse to go to the doctor. can you imagine? you cant go pee, you get a urinary tract infection, you get a kidney infection, a bladder infection, you refuse to go to the doctor. you have an infection, youre gonna have a fever, this is dangerous. so, as much as youre just gonna say well now you pass, obviously you’re telling me to go to the bathroom. if i know, if i wouldve known what i knew back then now…. you know what im trying to say, i would have gone to the bathroom, i dont care i would’ve done whatever i could. knowing what i went through it was the horr- the- that two months hurt more than me getting hit by a car. like it was ridiculous. anyways, once again, moral of the story, dont hold your pee in, try to find a bathroom, look for bathrooms where youre going, and like try to find somewhere. go with someone, try to get a friend to go to the bathroom with you. scope it out, just see some stuff. its so to pee. trust me you do not want to end up with a catheter. you dont want to end up with a bladder or kidney infection. its very uncomfortable. and its also very emotionally uncomfortable to talk to the doctors about this stuff. so anyway to prevent it would be great. other ways to prevent it is to drink a lot of water, um, when you have like um, um.. just make sure like underwear you wear makes your junk junk, who-ha dry at all times so that theres no like moisture and potential bacteria than can go i there. obviously like i said, um if youre gonna go from anal to the front, change condoms, or ad- or like put a new condom on, or- whatever. um, those are just little things that you could do to make sure that you dont end up with a UTI. but if you do end up with a UTI, please go to the doctor, because its not as bad as if it turns into a bladder or a kidney infection. becasue they dont have to check your junk at all if you UTI. okay? you just have to do a urine sample and you’re done. um, bladder and kidney infections, they dont have to go inside you but but like i said- not inside you, sorry. jesuse christ they dont have to look at your area, but if you end up being not able to pee because your infection is so intense, then they will have to look at the area and trust me you dont want to- i have trauma related like- its crazy. anyways lets move on alright now lets talk about yeast infections. so about 70% of people with who-has get one yeast infection at least one time in their life. uh yeast infections just like urinary tract infections can be recurring. and i do have a statistic. one, about trans people with this that i found on one website so who knows if its true? but i might as well just tell you you may be more prone to yeast infections at the beginning of HRT. so when you first start using horemones because your hormone balance is going up and down, and yeast infections are very closely related to hormonal imbalance. so what is a yeast infection? well basically, um everyone who has a who-ha has a very small number of yeast in their who-ha. uh, a yeast infection is when there is a abnormal amount of yeast that has been growing in the who-ha. so the symptoms of this are really not fun, its like burning and pain urination, soreness, itchiness, burning an pain when having sex um you also can get some discharge from the area um that has a very weird thick colour and uh- thick colour… okay. um but theres no odor to it so for people who are pre T UTIs are actually really common the week before your monthly cycle thing um because of the hormone imbalance once again. it can also it can also occur if you have like, lack of sleep, or like a weak immune system, and like you eat a lot of sugary foods, which i tried to look up and i was just very confused thats very interesting, sugary foods causes yeast infections. so that was interesting. and also stress. alright so how do you treat a yeast infection? well you could go to a doctor and get some um, superscription medication or usually you could actually just get cream or suppository- suppository? i think im saying that right, at the pharmacy and use it but if you get chronic um yeast infections, so more than three a year, you should go see a doctor because there might be something going on that you need to check out. so if i take a trans angle right here, if i had a yeast infection i would go to a doctor now. just because im too scared that theres something going on that i need to know about and um as bad as it is cause im pretty sure that they sometimes have to look in that area, the who-ha area. i would rather know one hundered percent that its a yeast infection, instead of knowing that its something else. and they give- and i like take medication thats wrong for me like it could be bacterial vagis- vaginosis, sorry it could be an STI or something like that, so id much rather go to a doctor if im not one hundred percent but like i said you dont have to. alright, so number three is bacterial vaginosis. so im gonna stop saying that word and say bacterial whahahaha. so what is it? um, it is an infection caused by too much of a certain bacteria that is in the who-ha which disrupts the balance of the bacteria that you already have in there. so if you look at UTIs and then you look at yeast infections, theyre very like theyre different, but its almost like youre putting like those two symptoms and the way that its done together and basically bacterial vaginosis- i just said it again im sorry is very close to a yeast infection, but theyre different. so you can get bacterial whohaosis from douching too much because youre disrupting the balance of the bacteria in the who-ha and also having multiple sex partners. so sometimes there are no symptoms when you have bacterial whahahaha. but when you do have symptoms you get some white-grayish um discharge odor, um itchiness, and uh irritation, it smells like a fish odor after sex, if youre using that area, and it burns when you urinate. so its not fun but what you can do is go to a doctor. now, this is the part, i know, it is very triggering for a lot of people, but in order to one hundred percent know if you have bacterial whahahaha the doctor needs to take a swab of the fluids from the mehehaha. from the um the who-ha. as i call it. so this can actually go away on its own without any medication, but um if you do have symptoms, you should go to a doctor. and when you do and to a doctor and they test posi- you test positive for that, theyre gonna give you medication. now, as i said in my STI video. for FTMs, STIs for FTMs, um you once you take the medication and get rid of the infection that is happening, it does not mean that youre immune to the infection ever again. this mean that you will potentially, maybe in the future, maybe never, but maybe get it, bacterial bwahermerha again. now while cis men can not transmit it to you, or people with who-has, people with who-has, with other people with who-has can to them selves. to thems- to each other? yeah, there you go. and unfortunatley if you do have bacterial whaherherhah you are at greater risk at transmitting or contracting um HVI or STIs. so that is something to um, understand if you think that you might have it, go to a doctor, and dont have sex just in case. or if you are, just- you know protection and stuff like that but i- you know. just watch the STI for FTMs video, it’ll give you a lot of information about the different type of STIs there and i do talk some specific trans things in there as well. so hopefully this video was in-informational a little bit, i just talked about the three main ones, um i didnt talk about atrophy or anything like that, cause this is more about like the health and things that you can actually do to the area, right? um, going to see a doctor is a very goo idea when you have these infections, um, yes, some of them can go away on their own but honest;y just to make sure that it is that and instead of something else, i would go to a doctor, if you have access to that. um but what is really important is that i know that a lot of people dont think about.. um about these things they dont think about that area because you know, theyre on T, and they never wanna think about it, theyre planning bottom surgery in the future, they have no idea what theyre doing. and youre maybe not thinking about it that often but it is very important to think about these areas, i dont like thinking about them, but i have had yeast infections, pre T and on T, i have also had UTIs pre T and post T, i had a UTI three months ago. theyre not fun, it hurts. and its embarrassing going to the doctor and being like oh by the way im trans too so its not like- like in case they had specific tests for “men” which they dont, by the way, it just a urine test. but i dont know, it was just- hmm. and also, just to mention this as well because i know that i lot of trans men use prosthetic penises and stuff like that make sure that you- if you are- uh, penetrating someone else, or if someone else is penetrating you with it, and you are going from anal to the front or anything like that, even on your partner, make sure you change the condom. or you add a c- like you put a condom on if you didnt have one before, very important, or if you wash your toy, use a different toy, very important. um you dont want to have a potential UTI, or anything like that, you dont want your partner to have a UTI, its just not fun. and also because we use STPs and packers, that are sometimes kinda dirty cause we dont wanna wash them, or we use the same type of packing underwear that is dangerous because it does mean that the area is dirty and becasue the was shorter urethras, the bacteria can go up the urethra like i was talking about before. so we need to be careful with that and wash our STPs becasue that is a cause for a lot of UTIs from a lot of trans guys that ive seen especially holding in your pee. but, we were talking about toys, holding in your pee, those are the two main ones for trans guys. so hopefully that helped. i am like so thirsty right now *eah nosie followed by whoogh* um, let me know what you think, if you have any suggesions on any sex related videos you’d like me to talk about, and of course if you have any questions, let me know. alright, have a great day, bye. *outro music*

100 Comments

  • Reply NovaSky August 21, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    When I first started questioning my gender I got a UTI (does cystitis count as a UTI?? Idk), and to make it even worse it was right after I got a shark week lmao. Luckily my mum and I are prettt close so I can go to her when I have health problems. Basically I ended up drinking bicarbonate of soda mixed with water (literally the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted) in an attempt to flush it out, and it actually helped along with drinking more water.

  • Reply Bec Marsh August 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

    The thing you have to keep in mind with UTIs is it doesn't always hurt to pee. I've had MANY UTIs and have only had one instance of painful urination.

  • Reply Jere Me September 15, 2016 at 7:00 am

    also d-mannose powder can help a uti

  • Reply Bartlett Daniel September 30, 2016 at 1:55 am

    literally taught me mute than sex ed

  • Reply Kya Daze October 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    that pink color fits you soooo well !!

  • Reply Isobel Rave October 17, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    You can also get uti's from "regular" sexual activity, a good way to prevent a uti is urinating after sex and regular hygiene maintance, be safe friends!

  • Reply Uem Z October 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I hope this is not rude bud do you visitva gynocologist then?

  • Reply ariane filiatro November 13, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    you are sooooooo funny. I'm a fan:)

  • Reply Joy Yates November 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I went to the hospital for self harm and they tested my urin, it showed I had a UTI and I was put on antibiotics, but I had experienced ZERO SYMPTOMS of a UTI. Just to let anyone know, you can have a UTI without any symptoms

  • Reply alicedoesntwearpants November 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    The first few times I had sex were in a tent and I ended up getting a UTI. Moral of the story, pee after sex and maybe don't lie on the ground naked

  • Reply Lolly Jensen November 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I had so many UTI s when I was younger and apparently something happend with the amount I had and the amount of antibiotics I had that now I'm left with the feeling and pain of utis perminatly however there's no infection 👏🏻👏🏻

  • Reply you must not know dick about starkid December 1, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I ate craisins during my UTI. XD

  • Reply Digital Wonder December 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    You can say penis but you can't say vagina?

  • Reply Noah Thompson December 10, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    so kinda related to down-there health (but more internal?), could you possibly do a video on endometriosis? It's decently likely that I have it and I've been trying to dig up info on it but everything on it is H I G H L Y gendered. I also can't find what symptoms may still persist when you're on t since the ☆~monthly thing~☆ goes away and most endometriosis symptoms are most prominent during that time of the month. I'm relatively certain that I'm not the only trans person with it so I think the info would be super helpful!!

  • Reply matilda410 January 4, 2017 at 12:37 am

    I have had chronic UTIs since I was a young child. In my adulthood they increased, even though it seemed like I was doing everything right. Sometimes you will just get them and there will be no reason the doctor can pinpoint. What has helped me IMMENSELY is(of course drinking water, wiping correctly, wearing cotton only underwear or nothing, peeing after sex/masturbation, ect, ect) using arrowroot powder in the area (not talcum. Don't use that. Not healthy for the area.) and using a bidet attachment on my toilet. If you're broke like I am and have this issue, save up for it. It's more expensive to go to the doctor every month or twice a month. I'm also lucky (or not so much), in the fact that I am so numb to the burning while urinating that sometimes I'll have an UTI without knowing. I recommend buying UTI test strips. I get them off of Amazon ( link here https://www.amazon.com/Parameter-Urinalysis-Reagent-Strips-strips/dp/B01MD030YZ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1483490069&sr=8-6&keywords=uti+test+strips). These are very helpful. I experience abdominal and back pain on the regular basis, so this helps pinpoint where that pain is from and whether I need antibiotics or not.

  • Reply Štěpán Čihák January 19, 2017 at 10:53 am

    the moment you said hoo ha i started fucking choking xD the video is awesome man

  • Reply Frank Parent January 31, 2017 at 5:08 am

    I'm sorry, Chase but I'm in love with your hair colour!

  • Reply Loevens Rambles February 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I just love how open and real you are about these subjects. We could all benefit from being a little more open.

  • Reply Ryptoll February 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Great video, both educational and funny. I do like that you're avoiding certain words for those of us who are not comfortable hearing them in regards to themselves, and I also realise I have some advantage with that for me it doesn't matter which words I or others use about my own parts as long as they're at least not entirely off. I tend to stick with anatomically correct words when talking to others about myself, but use other words that I prefer more when it's just in my thoughts and such. I guess for me, making sense and being understood well is more important than which words make me feel slightly better. But I get that it's different for others and I do respect that. Well, in the end, words are just words for me. In other aspects too.

  • Reply Wade Wilson February 27, 2017 at 4:56 am

    10:10 did he get hit by car irl

  • Reply Alexandra February 28, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Like chase said, if you think you have a bladder infection PLEASE go to a doctor! They don't need to examine you, you'll just need to pee in a cup in a private room and they'll test it.

  • Reply Autumn Edwards March 6, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    yeast infections: can be caused by a pH imbalance, and eating a lot of sugar can throw off the pH of any part of your body, including the V… this allows the yeast to grow at an abnormal rate. yeast infections are contagious and spreadable. if you have a yeast infection, you may also have thrush, and even dandruff can become worse. basically all the natural flora in your body can overgrowth, so if you have one, be on the lookout for the others…

  • Reply Aaahzibegnaaa March 8, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    D-Mannose is such a great and valuable item and source of help for dealing with UTI's. It is a kind of sugar being extracted from corn so it has no side effects at all. Highly recommended from someone whose bladder will freak out all the time.

  • Reply Kayla Danielle -Danni- Karas March 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    just a tip for anyone with a whoha! I used to get bacterial vaginosis all the time until I stopped drinking soda and drank more water. a simple fix for a crappy problem !!! hydration can help your private health so much.

  • Reply Gwendalyn Darkstone March 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Know this is old, but as a woman, I can offer up some tips and tricks to help prevent Yeast infections for your viewers (both FTM and Cis). Yogurt. Is. Your. Friend. Having at least one yogurt a day, low in sugar, goes a LONG way into helping your whoo ha health! Also, wearing cotton underwear or loose fitting underwear (which I know is not usually a big problem for men) goes a long way to keeping the area dry and clean. Keep in mind, penis's can also get yeast infections, so intercourse during this time is highly not recommended! The reason that sugar in your diet can lead to more yeast infections, is because Yeast LOVES sugar, and yes it can eventually make its way down below (hence the idea that pineapple makes you 'taste' sweeter for both men and women)*

    *Sorry for the bit of adult content on that comment.

  • Reply Izzy Jacob March 10, 2017 at 2:42 am

    My mom is very prone to utis and one she had recently was misdiagnosed and she was given the wrong antibiotic and she got worse and worse. She was in so much pain I almost had to take her to the hospital. She was feverish, had chills and a lot of pain in the abdomen and back. Always be careful even at the doctors office. Another tip is to always pee after sex to flush out the urethra. Also good hygiene in the area is critical too. Always have clean hands if you are gonna touch down there as well.

  • Reply Derp Queen March 10, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Something helpful to look up would be to look up infections in women with PCOS. They have very high levels of testosterone and there might be relatable information there. 🙂

  • Reply Shan Kristofferson March 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Boring old hooha owner here. My ex had high levels of bacteria on skin and every time we had sex i would get a UTI. I went to multiple doctors and specialists and they told me i was crazy when i asked if it was my ex causing this. I have never had one before/since. I was taking antibiotics by the handful and getting very little relief and after a ton of research came across several articles on D-mannose. It works like magic as long as you arent in the pissing blood stage. Particularly might be great for trans folk who want to avoid doctors etc http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/04/28/d-mannose-uti-prevention.aspx
    Its natural so totally safe to take as preventative measure. Looks like powdered sugar and is mildly sweet

  • Reply DeeDee Coakley March 23, 2017 at 12:04 am

    What is not always known is you can get a yeast infection from antibiotics. I went to the hospital for a abcess tooth, the Dr put me on antibiotics. A week later I was on the phone to my sister freaking out because I had no clue what was going on, I had never had one. My sister laughed, told me what it was i grabbed the cream and pill stuff from pharmacy and cleared right up

  • Reply vanessa issaka March 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    oh my goodness I can't imagine a catheter for two months!!!! I have had catheters overnight and I was complaining it caused a bladder spasm which is very painful ! I couldn't take it!

  • Reply Jaimee Gano March 26, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    My uti turned into a kidney infection once, the doctors didnt seem that worried because the pain had started that night, i had chills and a lot of lower back pain. they gave e antibiotics and pain medication and after a few days it was gone. ive had uti's like 5 times..

  • Reply Deann Mazins March 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Very needed information. Great job Chase~

  • Reply Sodi McCutcheon March 30, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I understand that the word is sometimes to uncomfortable for us buuuuuuut, when someone does an educational video like you did here, I think you should speak as it is, because it can mislead people into thinking is something else.

  • Reply Loey Fletcher March 31, 2017 at 6:17 am

    My UTI traveled from my bladder to my kidneys in less that 3 days and by the end of a week my UTI had entered my blood stream and I was sepsis. My mom found me unconscious on the bathroom floor and took me to the hospital. I was in the hospital for a month and was hardly conscious for the first 2 weeks of being there due to the over a hundred degree fever I had, if I hadn't started getting better when I did I would've had to be air lifted outta the hospital in a helicopter to a different hospital. UTIs are no joke.

  • Reply Danielle Spargo April 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Ugh, uti's are terrible. Luckily I've never had it go to my bladder or kidneys.

  • Reply Xavier B April 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    great info, thanks man!

  • Reply Jenocidal Tendencies April 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Have you ever considered becoming a doctor who specializes in Transgender health? You already spend, what I imagine is, a very large portion of your time researching these things, perhaps having a medical degree and opening up a practice could help bring these types of medical issues to light. I'm sure you could even still keep making YT vids. Imagine; Doctor Chase.

  • Reply Diana May 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Chase you're great ! I genuinely love you !!!

  • Reply Jayson Young June 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I actually had a yeast infection when I was like 6 or 7. Lucky I don't really remember it.

  • Reply Kimberly Erin June 6, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Thank you for making this video for ppl with whoohas!

  • Reply Owen Pridgen June 15, 2017 at 12:03 am

    My friend is on T he just got over kidney stones he said it was because people on t can get infections very easy

  • Reply Owen Pridgen June 15, 2017 at 12:04 am

    If u have yeast infection and have sex w a guy you can give him it too .

  • Reply Gabby Burns June 15, 2017 at 12:59 am

    pee after sex as well

  • Reply Holly Higgins June 15, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Do you contour or is your jawline that stunning IRL?

  • Reply Zoe King June 15, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Can I add that another massive way to prevent UTIs is to always empty your bladder after 'front hole' sex, if any bacteria has got into the entrance of your urethra it will probably be washed away quickly and will not cause an infection.

  • Reply VenusLove June 21, 2017 at 1:43 am

    Oh, God. I am terrified of going to the gynecologist. I hate going. I get panic attacks. I'm getting an ultrasound next week and I'm afraid that I'm going to have to deal with some uterine issue. I already have fibroids. I'm afraid of all the things that can happen including…oh god…Cancer.

  • Reply lae bivins June 25, 2017 at 6:57 am

    1. You look great in this vid, Chase. 2. Is it possible you can make a video about the change of smell from T? How to counteract that. &a how to keep your packers from carrying that smell? Thank you! 😄

  • Reply Julian June 28, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Very helpful video! Could you make a video about IUDs (copper/hormonal) for trans men? Thankssssss

  • Reply couchmermaid July 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

    another good point with uti's and kidney infections is if it goes untreated, it'll move up. from your uti it goes to bladder and then kidneys, and then it'll go to your heart and you can get sepsis and have a heart attack

  • Reply Samiya Lioness July 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I remember that one time I had a horrible bladder infection. Gosh, the pain was probably the worst I ever felt.

    And btw it's ridiculous how much I laughed every time you says WHO-HA. 😂😂😂
    So obviously Chase can cheer you up even with a video about UTIs and stuff like that.

  • Reply NEeL July 10, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Haha omg I just love u chase 😂😂 can't stop laughing. This is a very serious topic and u inform wonderfully ☺️

    who-ha xD if never heard that "term" before 😂 I'm Swedish to so that might be why 😂

  • Reply Tobias Fraser July 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Personally I refer to mine as a man-gina ;P

  • Reply Soul Journey August 2, 2017 at 3:17 am

    You're so cute! Loved this video! Well done!

  • Reply Angel X August 6, 2017 at 8:14 am

    So I don't anything on my downstairs health and came here immediately when I started thinking something was up. Really glad you made these videos, they help a lot 💕

  • Reply train_hopper64 _ August 12, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I went to a doctor for something I thought was happening down there. And it was the worst experience ever. I was crying the whole time and my mom had to hold my hand and I was just like, "I hate this I hate this I hate this" and "I'm a boy this doesn't happen to boys" but I was also laughing?? So I think I was panicked. But it was really bad cause I felt like a girl during it (I mean obviously I didn't but you know what I mean). But then we got the stupid test results back ANd It WAs NoTHinG

  • Reply Denise Emond August 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Chase I get terrible bladder infections. I have no idea that I have one. And yes I to get kidney infections. Then I developed septicemia and battle not to die. This has happened to me three times. I'm, as you may know, am a heterosexual woman. But I only urinate once a day. I never feel like I have to go. I've been like this my whole life. Thank you so much for being rave enough to tell people about this. Oh and my bestie and I call our who ha our snee bee. Now you have another choice.

  • Reply beeb beeb August 21, 2017 at 12:33 am

    I don't know if anyone has said this but whenever i bake bread with yeast, i put a bit of sugar in the yeast water cause the lil yeasts love love love to eat it, it makes the yeast rise faster. maybe putting more sugar in your body makes the yeast eat and reproduce more quickly? idk that might be silly

  • Reply pinkantler August 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    A condom actually can make a big difference for UTI's!!! Please make an annotation because it's the second biggest culprit next to bacteria from our own bodies.

    When you're having sex with your partner who has a penis, especially if it's a new partner, their dick on its own can cause a UTI because of the bacteria it carries. My doctor explained it like this, "Every person has their own types of bacteria or 'flora and fauna' on their genitals, and when having sex with a partner they're pushing their flora and fauna up into and onto your body, and when mixing with your flora and fauna they can not jive well and cause a UTI. This is why new partners especially are likely to cause a UTI, whereas if you've been with the same partner your flora and fauna have time to mix and get used to each other." So while you can get a UTI from your own body, especially during sex when a penis pushes your own bacteria up and into the urethra. However, again, next to your own body a penis IS the next most likely culprit as a result of unprotected sex. Condoms make a huge difference in terms of UTI's. Personally, I've literally gotten a UTI from almost every single new male sex partner because of their bacteria. That would be the only one though, and after our bodies adjusted to each other's I never got another one until the next new unprotected partner. Ways to prevent this besides wearing a condom are also washing the penis before sex. There are some people whose bodies never fully jive and every time you have sex their bacteria could cause a UTI. Although in that case it'd be important to take into account the possibility of it being your own body, and just the act of sex pushing your own bacteria up. But if it's a problem it's useful to rule out therein cause.

    Also always wash your sex toys and fingers or anything else going up there! And consider using wet wipes to wipe away bacteria from front to back throughout the day but especially after you poo. Also, thongs are the number one underwear that allows bacteria to pass from the butt to the front. Consider wearing underwear that doesn't floss your butt if UTI's are a problem for you.

  • Reply tsavina62 September 9, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Yeast infections and the high sugar is if you think about it…. When you make bread and you use yeast you have to add some sugar for them to eat. They love it….Also being diabetic can contribute to increased occurrence of yeast infections. Also commenting on the UTI's…go in to see the doctor! If you don't and it travels up to your kidney's you can become septic and die. Take care of yourselves please…

  • Reply Talim Almahdi September 10, 2017 at 2:33 am

    V helpful and informative about 3 months on t and this is the most useful video I've found yet thanks and kudos

  • Reply Sappho September 25, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I drank 3 liters or more per day when I had a UTI but it didn't do much, I recomend water with lemon, or unsweetened cranberry juice, or any liquid that makes you pee a lot, stuff that drives the urine into your bladder. It helps flush out the bacteria. PEE AFTER SEX!!!! also if you have a uti it's good to try and hold your pee until you know that your bladder is actually full until you pee. It hurts like hell, like barbed wire coming out but it can help.

  • Reply Allex Read October 5, 2017 at 1:30 am

    yeast feeds on sugar, fun fact! not always the kind people usually eat but sugar nonetheless. that might b why its more likely to have too many yeasties if you eat a lotta sugar

  • Reply care623 October 7, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    people with hoo-hahs, ALWAYS PEE AFTER SEX

  • Reply Morgan L. Sayer October 12, 2017 at 1:50 am

    I call mine a kooka lol. 😂😂 Embrace the kooka!

  • Reply MrClague October 13, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Oh shit, i'm literally watching this while holding it in

  • Reply Oasis of Isis October 28, 2017 at 10:19 am

    You're awesome Chase!!! ✌🙏✌🙏✌

  • Reply Brian Hilst October 29, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Another small fact about Yeast Infections is that if you take an Antibiotic for lets say a Sinus Infection depending on the person you can get a Yeast Infection from that sometimes Yogurt can help with that too not just cranberry juice.

  • Reply vanessa issaka October 31, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    U can get a yeast infection from antibiotics as well

  • Reply Ky Bush November 30, 2017 at 4:07 am

    I know this video is pretty old, but around my 4 or 5 month mark on T, I was having some itching and irritation down there, and I was thinking it might be a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. I went to the doctor, and it wasn't either. So then I talked to the doctor who prescribed my T and she prescribed me an estrogen cream (Estrace) to balance the hormones down there. I'm sure there are other forms of the medicine available (like pills). I don't know if the pills affect the entire body, but the cream was localized to that area and thus only affected that area. I suppose some of us can be more sensitive to the effects of hormones and feel like we have infections.

    Also I believe if you have bacterial vaginosis and attempt to use an internal yeast infection medicine (because you didn't know if it was BV or a yeast infection), it's likely to burn really badly. So if you're not positive if it's a yeast infection or BV, see a doctor instead to avoid the possibility of having intense burning down there.

  • Reply Ashley Churchill December 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

    TWELVE HOURS???

  • Reply Riley Day December 29, 2017 at 1:25 am

    I know this video is super old but this helped so much. I’m fairly certain I have a uti rn and it is very awkward and difficult to bring up. I’ve scheduled a doctors appointment and i am not excited 😒

  • Reply Signe Wig Maris January 1, 2018 at 2:43 am

    I’m actually in love with Chase saying Who ha 😆😆😆 the children are educated tho! Keep doing what you do

  • Reply Manchitas January 21, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This is a very good video, even for non trans. Thank you

  • Reply Ashton Sigler January 24, 2018 at 2:13 am

    As a man who is going to be a gynecologist, I'm going to be a LGBTQ+ friendly doctor. My name will be Ashton just letting y all know

  • Reply JustJack March 18, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    There is a product available over the counter (at least in the US) called Azo that is amazing for UTIs. Also the cranberry supplements (also available without prescription) are more effective than cranberry juice. As someone who had a kidney infection that had me on antibiotics and vicodin for 5 months I do not fuck around with UTIs.

  • Reply Sachi Rae White March 22, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I remember the first time I got a uti. I woke up needing to pee real bad and went to school and couldn’t sit on the bus and I ended up just squatting in the teachers office crying because they wouldn’t let me go home. It’s so painful. I wouldn’t wish one upon my worse enemy.

  • Reply Sarah Stadler March 23, 2018 at 12:05 am

    👍👍👍

  • Reply Jasper Stevens April 5, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    According to this i should have had a good 87 yeast infections at this point 😂 i guess I just have a strong immune system

  • Reply Kat Schulz May 14, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Yeast and bv are opposites. They balance each other normally, and they're only called an infection when the balance is lost. Self prescribing is dangerous if you don't know what you're looking at. If you take yeast medication when you have bv, you'll make it worse.

  • Reply Liz May 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Lol the Closed Captioning on this video is amazing!! Everything you mumbled that word they literally tried to spell it out! And when you laughed it honest to gosh said "Laughs adorably"!! love it

  • Reply Nakiya Costin June 1, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I know this is a very late comment but thank you so much

  • Reply Emma Stanhope June 9, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you. Even as a female, this is so helpful. THANK YOU!!

  • Reply Lora Logue June 13, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Another thing that increases the risk of yeast infections is taking antibiotics. The good bacteria which combats the yeast is killed off by the antibiotics which can lead to an increase in yeast. You can take a probiotic while you're on antibiotics to help prevent the yeasties from getting out of control, just make sure you ask if they need to be taken a certain amount of time apart from the antibiotics as some interact with each other and make the medication less effective.

    Additional fun fact: yeast lives all over your body, including on your skin. I once got a yeast infection in my belly button from being on antibiotics. 0/10 Would not recommend.

  • Reply Shane.Pierce.Your.Heart June 13, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Probably TMI but because of how he mentioned trans people can't go to the bathroom I've gotten at least 4 UTI's and refused to go to the doctor so it's a lot of suffering. Luckily it's never gotten super serious other than just intense pain.

  • Reply Skyler W June 30, 2018 at 7:14 pm

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  • Reply AlexAxby July 23, 2018 at 4:42 am

    I wanted to add for the part about changing the condom when going from anal to the "front hole" – wash your hands after you take off the first condom, before you put on the second condom, because if you don't, you'll just transfer the bacteria and fecal matter from the first condom to the second condom.

    Also, cranberry juice can help prevent UTIs but it can't treat them.

  • Reply JakulaithWolff July 31, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I personally never had no issue. Here's what I do:

    – I shower at least twice a day. (Being a hygiene freak is good lol)
    – I use the peecock 24/7 (and shower with it/clean it regularly) as I use wet wipes after every use (even toilet use when I'm at home).
    – I drink teas at day time as I work, and have water beside me when I sleep.
    – I drink milk too once a day before sleeping or after working out.
    – I use bepanthen (E cream, I think it is called) which I use for my tattoo itchiness and healing. (don't use it inside you!) It is used to help for baby's nappies too when they have itchiness.
    – I always use a Vaseline based body cream after showering. Maybe that helps me to keep the area moisturized and clean, too.

    Google:
    "Pure petroleum jelly is very gentle on skin, making it perfect to soothe dry skin on all areas of the body and keep it hydrated at the same time. Choosing a good moisturizing lotion containing micro droplets of Vaseline® Jelly will help heal dry skin deep down for fast relief from itchy dryness."

    You're welcome~<3

    Just finished my milk after a soothing shower and a quick workout~

    Goodnight!

  • Reply SeagullCole August 8, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Are stp’s safe?? I just got one and one thing I’m worried about is going to the bathroom and not wiping because I’m using an stp. Like the wetness will just sit there until I get home.

  • Reply Larissa Børglum August 12, 2018 at 4:34 am

    It's still possible to develop a UTI from sex even if the penetrating partner doesn't go (directly) from anus to vagina due to germs that may happen to be on the penis or whatever else is going in. It's happened to me several times; E. coli is everywhere. I also knew someone who had frequent UTIs from lesbian sex, which I didn't even know was possible. Peeing after sex, washing the external vulval area regularly, and urinating whenever you feel the urge are all ways to prevent UTIs.

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  • Reply Skyler Bell August 31, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Fun story; I get severe reoccurring yeast infections and decided I would just hit up the pharmacy and self treat…it turned out to be Strep B in the…hooha – It got bad enough to have to go to the ER so while I know going to the “hooha doctor” can be dysphoric I promise it isn’t nearly as bad as an undiagnosed issue down there, definitely go to the doctor.

  • Reply Neiko Raven October 23, 2018 at 1:07 am

    I'm glad you're talking about this. I know this is an old vlog of yours, but still. I hope more FTM's also do videos on this topic. i'm an FTM that's been on T for little over 6 yrs and I've had a UTI just about every month since I've been on T and I'm still researching ways to prevent them. This link I found very fascinating;
    https://www.webmd.com/menopause/news/20130620/how-estrogen-may-help-prevent-urinary-tract-infections-after-menopause#1
    "They found that estrogen encourages production of natural antimicrobial substances in the bladder. The hormone also makes the urinary tract tissue stronger by closing the gaps between cells that line the bladder. By gluing these gaps together, estrogen makes it harder for bacteria to penetrate the deeper layers of the bladder wall, the study authors said."
    This kind of explains why FTM's on T might be experiencing more UTI's than usual. T might be thinning our walls. I'm sure there's a lot of other factors to consider also. UTI's always seem to appear after sex for me, which then makes it difficult to enjoy.

  • Reply Hibou Deluxe November 2, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Also, regarding UTIs, they don't always present the same way. Sometimes you'll have some symptoms but not others. This happened to me recently and I didn't initially realize what the problem was until it got bad. This video is so helpful in that regard. Had I seen it ages ago, I wouldn't have nearly been hospitalized for a kidney infection. Thanks for this.

  • Reply JD Robinson November 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Does anyone know if use of a packer or STP can increase your risk of getting any of these?

  • Reply Venouel February 3, 2019 at 7:07 am

    PSA: I know people say yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis can go away on their own but you really SHOULD NOT WAIT. fun fact: i had an infection for a whole year because i kept saying it'd go away and i refused to get it treated. It got really REALLY BAD and had to get tested and treated many times. Anyway the point is, the second you notice something weird going on you should check it out youll avoid a lot of problem and dysphoria

  • Reply Miranda Stephens May 2, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Also this is old but i wanted to mention… Yeast feeds on sugar and causes it to grow and multiply thats why they say to limit sugary foods

  • Reply Shaine MacDonald June 11, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Mangina!

  • Reply Jasper Thomson July 6, 2019 at 1:33 am

    can I just add on to the yeast infection part, It is somewhat common with this infection for it to have a yeasty smell when it has been untreated for a bit, think homemade bread but nasty, I've had quite many of these myself and my doctor has said the odor can be normal, I have no STI's or anything I get checked yearly I was just exceptionally prone to them during (female) puberty.

  • Reply moon bird August 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Ignoring past drama, this is still vital information for trans people and I am forever grateful for all the important content Chase has brought to our community.

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