Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher with another FAQ.
I’ve never have sex and now I have a yeast infection. How did this occur?
Well, you don’t have to get a yeast infection necessarily through sexual transmission. It can be transmitted sexually, but it’s not an STD per se like Gonorrhea or Chlamydia. Yeast infections occur through various mechanisms.
My question to you would be have you taken the oral conceptive pill? Have you taken antibiotics? Do you have a craving for sugar or sweet foods? There are many reasons why you can develop a yeast infection. A woman with profuse menstrual discharge with a high sugar intake, wearing very tight clothing, with poor circulation, high stress, high carb diet; there are many ways you can develop it. It can be transmitted sexually, but it is not a sexually-transmitted disease as such.
So you can easily develop a yeast infection and you could have never been intimate before, so it’s highly possible. So try and find out what the cause of your yeast infection is.
You can read about this in Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 in my book, Candida Crusher. You’ll get a lot more information about vaginal infections in that section of the book. So check them out.
So I hope that answers your question. Thank you.