Post # 1
My understanding of a yeast infection is it’s an overgrowth of fungus (that is already present).
I’ve heard they are contagious (meaning, you can spread it via intercourse to your male partner and vice versa) – however, if it’s just an overgrowth of already naturally occuring fungus – I don’t get why it would be an issue (even if your male partner has it).
Post # 3
@oracle: If his levels are balanced, introducing more fungus to his system from yours will infect him as well. Then you’ll both have too much and will both need to get treatment, lest you go back and fort infecting each other over and over.
You didn’t mention whether you’ve suffered from a yeast infection before, but they’re really uncomfortable. The itching is relentless.
Update: Just read it’s rare to transfer a yeast infection, but it is possible.
Post # 4
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“About 12 to 15 percent of men get an itchy rash on the penis if they have unprotected sex with an infected woman.”
I would say it is possible to spread a yeast infection back and forth between partners. Also it should be noted that if said partner is using a topical antifungal such as Monistat, the cream is known to break down condoms. So it is best to refrain from sexual intercourse until the course of treatment is complete, and if the male partner has any signs or symptoms of a yeast infection, he should see a doctor.
Post # 5
I spread it once to my partner who gave it back to me who gave it to him who gave it back to me, at which point the doctor gave us both some cream. Some men can get it WITHOUT many symptoms, which can cause them to unwittingly spread it back again.
And yes. They suck. Big time.