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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?

Can men get bacterial vaginosis from a female partner?

I was diagnosed with gardnerella vaginitis almost a year ago and I’ve been with the same guy for two years. I still have one symptom of vaginitis...the thick discharge and the last two times we’ve had sex, my fiance’s semen has been thick and white instead of being thin and clear like normal. Is it possible that he has my infection? Can it be transmitted to a man?

What symptoms are common for STD infections and how can you tell if you have an STD?

What are the signs of STDs, and how you know if you have them? Also, are some STD symptoms similar to yeast infections?

Since getting pregnant, I have vaginal swelling after sex...should I be worried?

I'm 3 months pregnant. Ever since I got pregnant, I get swollen "down there" after sex. What could be the problem?

I itch in the testicle region. And one testicle looks bigger than before...also, my scrotum can get really red. What’s going on?

Over the last year, I’ve been itching in the testicle region...it comes and goes. My scrotum can get really red, and sometimes it feels like shooting pain or insects biting. One of my testicles also looks bigger than before. What’s going on?

I have a yeast infection…how long do my boyfriend and I have to wait to have oral sex again?

I am 17 years old, and I’ve just been diagnosed with my first yeast infection. My boyfriend and I enjoy oral sex and I was wondering how long I should wait until we can have oral sex again? Until the itching is gone?

Is it OK to get oral sex if my discharge looks like cottage cheese?

I have discharge that looks like cottage cheese...and my vagina itches. But I have no other signs of illness. Is it OK to receive oral sex?

I noticed some small cuts between by vagina and rectum after sex. What are they?

I had sex recently, and afterward I saw some small cuts on the skin between the bottom of the lips of the vagina and the rectum. The area burns and it’s very sore. I thought it was fully healed...but when I had sex again, the cuts opened up more. What is it? What can I put on it?

What causes vaginal discharge to change color and smell bad?

For the past few months, I’ve had vaginal discharge that has an off-color and a pretty bad odor. What is it?

I have a burning feeling in my vagina during sex...what could it be?

I have started to have a burning feeling in my vagina when I have sexual intercourse. It hurts so much, I have to stop. My boyfriend and I use condoms...so what could it be?