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A 43-year-old member asked:

can you tell me exactly when is it safe to have unprotected sex after a yeast infection?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Anytime: Technically speaking, yeast infections aren't classified as stds, so you don't pass it on to your partner during intercourse. However, yeast infections may cause vulvovaginal symptoms which are quite uncomfortable. Therefore, as long as you are feeling better and improved, it would be up to you when to engage in sex again. Fyi: some vag yeast meds may cause a condom to break down & fail.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Get a yeast infection almost every time I have unprotected sex with boyfriend, 1st partner; he doesn't have yeast infection. What might be the problem?

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Dr. David Katzenstein
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Not boyfriend: The problem of yest infections is not usually related to a partner...it's not an STD (sexually transmited disease) but rather an overgrowth of your own flora (yeast re everywhere). Have you taken any antibiotics lately ? (a common cause for yeast infections). It is important to ask if you are diabetic or have/know of any other medical conditions which might be related.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to have unprotected sex while having a yeast infection?

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Dr. Asha Kamnani
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Yes: It is safe to have unprotected intercourse when you have a yeast infection.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have a yeast infection, can my boyfriend catch it from unprotected sex?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Yes: It is less likely for males to get yeast infections, but they can especially under there foreskin.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

I keep gettin a yeast infection anytime i have unprotected sex with my boyfriend even after i have treated it. What could be the problem?

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Might not be yeast: please see your doctor. I suspect you are having irritation that is due to intercourse and is not a yeast infection.

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