Trichomonas vaginalis is a tiny single cell parasite that attaches itself to the lining of the vagina or urethra. It causes an STI known as Trichomoniasis, Trichomonas, trich or TV. Having unprotected sex and sharing sex toys with an infected partner will spread the infection but it can’t be passed on via oral or anal sex, kissing, toilet seats, or sharing towels.
According to NHS Direct statistics, up to 50% of women who have trich will have no symptoms. If they do occur, it’s usually within a few days or up to a month of unprotected sex and include the following: