After having redness and itching for about a week over my period I went ahead and used the Monistat 1. Instant relief and I've barely had to use the cream. This morning was the end of day 7, and every symptom is gone except for my labia still being red. No swelling, itching, pain, peeling, and I have normal discharge and smell. Is it safe to have sex? What is causing the redness? I'm fine other than the color. I haven't shaved in about two weeks and I usually keep very tidy, could that be it? Nothing in my routine has changed except I've been sleeping with no underwear to help cure the infection. I had no adverse reactions to the Monistat 1 either. Thanks!