How did I get a yeast infection from my boyfriend?

Normal flora. We are all colonized with bacteria and fungi (we are buggy!). The organisms can be transmitted a via skin to skin contact. If your so had inflammation of the head of the penis (balnitis) this needs trestment; if he is uncircumcised he may well have a chronic asymptomatic low grade infection that needs treatment. You as we'll carry these organisms and may be translocating your own flora.

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Could I get a yeast infection from someone performing oral sex on me? I don't have any STDs nor my boyfriend. He just performs too rough.

Yes you can. Anything that causes too much trauma to the vagina could cause a yeast infection. Ask your boyfriend to be more gentile. Read more...
May contribute. The germ that causes a yeast infection is an opportunist that is part of the poo and will easily move into areas of abraded skin. Transfer from the skin of the anus to the female genital tract is relatively easy, and facilitated by a variety of sex acts.The rougher the act, the more abraded skin, the more likely a potential yeast infection. Read more...

My boyfriend is a frequent drinker of dark liquor, can this cause me to get a yeast infection from him?

No. Yeast infections usually are not caught from sex partners. Yeast is normal in the vagina, rectum, and on genital skin, and a new yeast infection means yeasts already present have grown to greater number, causing symptoms. Even if some infections were transmitted sexually, drinking "dark liquor" or anything else wouldn't make any difference. See your doctor if you think you have a yeast infection. Read more...

Should constant yeast infections worry me? Everytime I have sex with my boyfriend I seem to get a yeast infection. I have used the yeast infection kits that help get rid of the infection but they come back.

Chronic Yeast . Diabetes and abnormal glucose tolerance or Insulin resistance are major risk factors for recurrent yeast infections. Oral contraceptives are also a risk factor. Patients infected with HIV are only at risk if their cd4 counts are less than 100. Chronic antibiotic therapy can also be a risk factor for recurrent yeast infections. See your doctor for help. Read more...

My boyfriend and I have been having oral sex, I have a yeast infection and he wanted to go down on me. My question/cocern will he get sick?

Better to wait. Genital yeast infections usually are not transmitted to the mouth during oral sex, but it can happen; I've had a few patients over the years. Better to wait until your infection has been treated and symptoms cleared up. Also, be certain it's definitely a yeast infection. Yeast usually causes itching as the main symptom; vaginal discharge usually is due to other things, including STDs. Read more...

If I have a yeast infection or BV can my boyfriend get it sexually or orally?

No sex for a while. It is possible to acquire an oral yeast infectionby performing oral sex on a partner with genital infection. But BV causes no apparent health problem in male partners, certainly no known oral infection. But you should not be having sex at all, oral or otherwise, until your infection(s) are gone and symptoms cleared up. Doing so will delay and maybe even prevent cure. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...