Yeast infection and sex don’t mix. By that I mean that if one partner has an infection, regular sex can transfer the infection to the other. It can’t ’cause’ yeast infection, but it can ‘transfer’ it. Another reason why they don’t mix is that the symptoms can make sexual intercourse very uncomfortable, even painful. In some severe cases intercourse is impossible. Here, we’ll look at why this happens and what you can do about it.
The cause of yeast infection is a natural fungus called ‘Candida albicans’ which resides in most of us without any problems, due to the friendly bacteria in our bodies. And it absolutely loves the warm, moist, dark areas of our bodies, e.g. the genitalia, mouth, anus, etc.
But oftentimes it can ‘overgrow’ thus causing the symptoms like a red / inflamed vagina and vulva, thick white discharge, pain when urinating, and many more. Men with penile yeast infection have similar symptoms.
So you can see right away why sex with a yeast infection can be very painful and how one sexual partner with an infection can easily transfer it to the other. Unfortunately, condoms aren’t the answer since some spermicides actually encourage the Candida albicans to grow. All this hinders your cure. The only sure way to arrive at a fast, permanent cure is to stop sex altogether. Tough, but true.
Your normal drug-based topical remedies which you get through prescription or OTC can help to relieve the symptoms in 7 to 14 days, more in some cases. But they are just attacking the symptoms of the yeast infection, not the root cause. And because the Candida can build-up a resistance to the drugs, they can eventually become ineffective, leading to repeat yeast infections. Of course this means even longer without sex.
So what thousands of sufferers are doing is using completely natural treatments to cure their infection fast, so that they can get back to a normal sex life in the quickest possible time.