Getting yeast infection from oral sex

Why does receiving oral sex cause a penile yeast infection? Disturbing the candida levels on your penis — especially if your penis is uncircumcised — can create conditions that make a yeast infection more likely. Receiving oral sex may be enough to trigger a yeast infection. Your risk for infection increases if you receive oral from someone who has thrush or engage in penetrative sex with someone who has a vaginal or anal yeast infection.

What Causes Vaginal Yeast Infections to Develop After Penetrative Sex?

Can You Get an Infection From Fingering or Oral Sex? (for Teens) - KidsHealth

View All Oral thrush and vaginal yeast infections are both caused by a naturally occurring fungus known as Candida albicans. The conditions referred to respectively as oral candidiasis and vaginal candidiasis, occur when a breakdown of the immune system provides the fungus an opportunity to thrive. Both are characterized by the appearance of creamy white lesions that can bleed if rubbed or scraped. Given that candidiasis involves both the mouth and vagina, it may seem reasonable to assume that the fungus can be "caught" or "passed" during oral sex. The evidence of this remains split, with some studies suggesting a risk in women but not men, while others conclude that the risk, if any, is negligible. The infection is considered opportunistic in that it only occurs when the usual controls are disrupted.

Oral Sex and Candidiasis

Ijust wrote a piece about helping women get over their hang-ups on receivingoral sex. One of the e-mails I've gotten in response asked a question thatstumped me. A man said that he and his wife have noticed that she tends todevelop yeast infections after he's gone down on her, and I've actually had asimilar experience with a previous partner.
Is it possible? That said, the timing may also be a coincidence. Your yeast infection may have been triggered by a number of other factors.
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