I just spent two and a half hours and $40 on my vagina, and I did not even get my pubes waxed into a cute shape. No, I had a yeast infection — and here's why I'm enraged.
For all those fortunate enough never to have joined the Candida Club, a little background: yeast infections are very common. They're kind of like a cold for your vagina — annoying, but not life-threatening. You can treat them with home remedies (we don't recommend it), or over-the-counter Monistat, but for some reason Monistat's little egg-on-a-stick system has never worked for me. Which doesn't mean I didn't try it. I inserted the egg at the first sign of trouble, and things were better for a while, but then I woke up Wednesday morning feeling like someone had rubbed poison ivy all over my genitals. I needed Diflucan.