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Am I giving my girlfriends yeast infections from oral sex?

I’m a guy and I’m concerned that I’m passing yeast infections to my female partners. Over the past several years, I’ve had three girlfriends and they’ve all come down with yeast infections at some point during the relationship. My current girlfriend got a yeast infection after our first sexual contact (I gave her oral sex). Could I be the cause?

I think my last girlfriend gave me something that causes a bad smell from my penis. What could it be?

My last girlfriend had a horrible smell from her vagina. We had unprotected sex and now I seem to have something of that smell, too. I notice the smell a couple of hours after I've urinated but don’t have pain when I pee. I have only had this smell since I had a sexual relationship with this girl. I'm thinking of going to my local clinic to get tested, but would like your advice first. This is stopping me from getting another girlfriend and it's making me depressed.

We used a condom at first, but then we stopped. That’s when I noticed this red rash and skin-colored bumps. What are they?

My girlfriend and I recently started having sex. When we had sex for the first time, I used a condom and everything was fine. Then, she got on the pill and we stopped using a condom. That’s when I developed a red rash and many skin-colored bumps on the shaft, scrotum and anus that are uncomfortable, but not painful. I don’t feel sick and I don’t have any trouble peeing. Is this an allergic reaction to her birth control or something that her body makes? Or, do I have an STD?

I have a rash-like wound on the top part of my penis...what could it be?

I am 30-years-old and I have been suffering for the last three months from a painful wound on my penis. It looks like a skin rash right below the top part of the penis. If I am not sexually active, the pain and the wound disappear. But when I’m back to any sexual activity, there it comes is again: burning, very slightly bleeding and eventually getting swollen. I have tried an hydrocortisone cream before but is just made it worse. Do you think is a kind of fungus? What can I do about it?

Could this rash on my penis be a yeast infection? Can men get yeast infections?

I have cracked skin on the tip of my foreskin. It’s not painful, itchy or sore and it feels just like the other skin around it. The only difference is that its "blemished" color makes it stand out. I have had unprotected sex once (due to a condom break), but I have had this blemish ever since I can remember - even before I became sexually active. Occasionally, when I masturbate too much it will get red and irritated, and the dead skin may scab. I got checked for STDs at a clinic twice, and it wasn't diagnosed as anything...and from what I gather online, what I have is similar to a yeast rash. I thought it was more common for girls to get yeast infections. What’s your advice?

My boyfriend has red lines around his penis...is an STD the cause?

My boyfriend has red lines around his penis, just below the head. Sometimes they are dry and chapped, and sometimes they look very red and shiny. He says sometimes they’re sore, and intercourse is irritating. I think it’s from having sex with different partners. I may be wrong, but when I ask him to get his symptoms checked out, he refuses.

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