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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to have sex while having jock itch?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends: Jock itch is really just a skin yeast infection called tinea cruris. Its not an std, but obviously if the skin is inflammed locally you may have some discomfort.
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Family Medicine 45 years experience
It is ok: But it could be contagious a little bit.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you have sex if your partner has jock itch?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Of course: There's no risk. Even if there were, it would be well worth it.
A 48-year-old member asked:

When can I have sex after jock itch?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Any time: Jock itch is a fungal infection. Your partner could get it from you. About a week after the rash is gone you are probably safe to resume relations.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have sex when you have jock itch?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Probably: If it is just from a fungal infection, no problem. If there are bumpy lesions, see your doctor first.
A 45-year-old member asked:

If I have jock itch could i give it to my girlfriend if we have sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: This is easily treated with topical tolnaftate or something similar. While you're under treatment, you are probably not infectious; the microbes are ubiquitous in any case and a breakout depends mostly on the individual's local ecology. Don't let it stop your fun.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to have sex with someone with jock itch?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Yes: You will come into contact with the fungus causing the jock itch, just as you would if you shared a bathroom floor with someone who had athlete's foot. However, that kind of fungus is very common anyway, and coming into contact with it doesn't mean you'll get an infection from it. If you do, it's easy enough to treat.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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