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How can a man give you a yeast infection if he did not sleep with anyone else?

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July 15, 2015 6:22PM

Candida albicans, the bacteria that causes a yeast infection is

present in everyone, both men and women, even if they are perfectly

healthy. The problem arises when the Candida has an overgrowth,

which leads to a yeast infection.

It is definitely possible for men to get a yeast infection and

then pass it onto you. The penis is vulnerable a yeast infection,

though chances are significantly lower than that of a woman's.

It is possible that the man did not sleep with anyone else as

sexual intercourse is only one of the many other possible causes of

yeast infection in men. The man may have a weakened immune system,

or took antibiotics that killed the good bacteria that are needed

to keep the yeast infection from manifesting. Penile yeast

infection can also happen with the use of condoms that contain

nonxynol-9, so check the label to see if the chemical is


Simply put, the man may have contracted the yeast infection

without sexual intercourse. It may very well be the other


To add onto the facts, 75% of women will get a yeast infection

at least once in their lifetime, so it may be possible that you

have contracted it on your own without the man playing any part in


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