Can a man give a woman a yeast infection?
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Getting yeast infection from sex has been one of our most FAQ topics. It has also been an area of confusion by many.
The purpose of this experts guide is to shed more light and clarity. We cover published medical studies as well as our own practice.
We hope this guide will help you better understand the risks and avoid common mistakes known to cause additional unpleasant discomforts.
Can a woman give a man a yeast infection?
Men and women can give their sex partners a yeast infection by having unprotected sex. A study that looked into the yeast infection sex connection reviewed 1054 patients with yeast infections. According to the study, yeast infections were contagious in 30% of the cases. (1).
Yeast infection from sex: Our experience
In our many years of practice, we have seen many cases of couples that were keep reinfecting each other. We have found this to be very common. Below you will find our main findings and recommendations.
- Yeast infections can be contagious.
Having unprotected sex while having a yeast infection can pass the yeast infection to your partner.
- Sex during yeast infection is usually uncomfortable.
Both physically and emotionally. This can cause physical pain, or make the infection worse. It can also cause unhealthy tension and stress between you and your partner.
- Be honest: having sex with a yeast infection is known to cause painful intercourse. This can make the sex very uncomfortable. In many cases, it is much better to share these with your partner and wait until the infection is healed.
Steps You Can Take At Home
Below you will find our top recommendations you can try at home. These have shown to help many couple both from the physical and emotional aspects. On top of these natural remedies, an important comment. When it comes to infections that affect the genitals, it is always best to get tested by your doctor.
1. Relieve the infection
Ozonated olive oil is one of the best natural remedies for yeast infection that is also backed up by science as effective and safe. Unlike many antifungal creams that can cause more irritation and burning on your already irritated vagina, penis or mouth, Ozonated olive oil has a unique ability to reduce the infection on one hand, while helping to soothe skin irritation and accelerate wound healing at the same time.
- To use Ozonated olive oil: apply it after shower before bedtime for a few days, and see if it helps.
Learn more about Ozonated olive oil: Ozonated olive oil for yeast infections.
2. Start the candida cleanse together
If you have multiple symptoms of candida and yeast infections, you may benefit from doing a natural candida cleanse. Even better: do the cleanse together with your partner.
Doing the cleanse together has helped many couples to get closer. Taking this journey towards a better health together, experience the challenges, shop together for healthy foods, support each other, all these can make the cleanse an experience you both share. Together.
- To learn more: How to do a candida cleanse.
To see the complete list of yeast infection symptoms: yeast infection symptoms.
Yeast Infection From Sex: Popular Topics & FAQ
Yeast Infection or STD
Yeast infections are not considered sexually transmitted disease, since you can also get them without sexual contact. It is possible however, to pass the yeast infections to your partner by having unprotected sex.
Can oral sex cause yeast infections?
Oral sex can cause yeast infection, although it is not very common. Since it is normal to find candida and yeast in many parts of the body, the exposure to the yeast infection from oral sex is not considered a major risk to healthy people. People with a weakened immune system, or uncontrolled diabetes however, are at a higher risk. Additional risk factors include antibiotic use, certain medication, ongoing stress levels, and others.