Candida Question #60 Yeast Infection And Several Sexual Partners Connected?

It very much can. When I practiced in Australia a few years ago, I worked in a clinic with a doctor who had a practice involving sexual health. And I certainly did see many patients, lesbian patients, gay patients, straight patients, all sorts of patients. And I certainly noticed that many people in sexually active relationships, particularly with multiple partners, could easily pick up yeast infections. Not just yeast infections, but Herpes as well, and other conditions like this.

So it certainly can occur and if you’re a sexually active person and you do have multiple partners, then my advice would be to be very careful, get regularly checked out, and use appropriate precautions and hygiene because it would be easy for you to pick up, not just a Candida yeast infection genital wise, but many other potential infections as well.

So you need to be quite cautious here and certainly take that into account. So it can be related to having several sexual partners.

Candida Question #53 Can I Get Yeast Infection From Dirty Toilet?

Well, I don’t know how to answer that one. Your toilet would have to be pretty dirty and pretty grubby for you to get a yeast infection. I personally wouldn’t use toilets that were that unhygienic that I would be concerned. I would probably choose a better toilet or a cleaner toilet or perhaps use one of those paper things you can put on the toilet seat before you sit on the toilet.

So, it’s not really likely that you’re going to get a yeast infection from a dirty toilet. I would question why you would need to use a toilet that dirty for you to be concerned about getting an infection.

I don’t think I’d pay too much attention to this question really. Practice a bit more hygiene and if you do use a dirty toilet, maybe have a shower when you get home and clean up properly.

It is more likely that you’re going to get a yeast infection from a locker room or gym floor or having a shower in those sorts of areas where you can pick up a foot fungal infection, but not likely you’re going to pick up thrush or vaginal or genital yeast infections from a toilet seat. You wouldn’t want to be sitting on a toilet seat that you had any suspect issues about anyway.

I hope that answers your question.

Candida Question #50 Can My Boyfriend Contract Yeast Infection From Me?

He certainly can. I’ve covered this in a previous frequently asked question. If you are female and have a vaginal yeast infection, there is certainly a bigger chance that your boyfriend or partner may contract this. While thrush is not necessarily an STD or a sexually transmitted disease, it can be transferred through sexual contact, oral sexual contact, for example.

So if you are a female and do have a partner and are concerned, make sure that you clear your thrush. At least get it diagnosed to make sure it’s not bacterial vaginosis. It’s really good to try and understand what you’re dealing with, so you’ll be in a better position to eradicate it.

Bacterial vaginosis is very common. I’ve covered that in a previous FAQ as well. But, yes, you can pass a yeast infection on to your boyfriend and he, in turn, can pass it back to you. Something I call pass the parcel. So it’s good to get on top of your vaginal infection sooner rather than later.

So I hope that covers that question quite well. Thank you.