Having a vagina pretty much guarantees that you will experience a series of unpleasant milestones throughout your life. From bleeding through a pair of white pants, to having a panic attack about wondering whether or not you may die from toxic shock syndrome, it's like the darkly humorous side of those cutesy coming of age movies, and no coming of age menstruation tale is complete without a perfectly annoying yeast infection. Yeast infections are super common with women, but you have to wonder: Can you give a guy a yeast infection? The immediate answer here is yes, partners can sexually transmit yeast infections — otherwise known as candida — to one another.
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Im an uncircumsized male - i noticed redness down there a few days after sex, and I saw the doctor. He told me I had a yeast infection, probably from the yeast inside my girlfriend. She has no problems, but I guess I am really sensitive to it. I have been using canestan creme, and it works. But it keeps coming back, even after having sex once. Is this going to be a problem I will have my whole life? Will i have to apply this cream every time i have sex?
Men Do Not Cause Yeast Infections In Women, Study Finds
Yes, men can get yeast infections, too, which can lead to a condition known as balanitis — inflammation of the head of the penis. Yeast infections in men are common because the fungus that causes yeast infections candida is normally present on skin, especially moist skin. When some contributing factor — such as having sex with a female partner who has a vaginal yeast infection — causes an overgrowth of candida, infection can result. If you and your partner both have symptoms of a yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated to avoid reinfecting each other. James M.