Good Health: Yeast Infection


You know, when I look at some of the things that people do, it’s absolutely no surprise to me that they experience health problems. I had a doctor friend who told me that he was constantly shocked by the state of the genitals of patients that he examined.

When I asked him exactly what he meant by this, he pulled a face that expressed disgust and refuses to say any more.

On another website, I came across an account of sex from two people who have been having sex when the woman had vaginal discharge due to thrush, and her vagina was covering her boyfriend’s penis with the characteristic discharge of this infection.

Yeast InfectionThe simple reality is that any kind of sexually transmitted infection (because, whether or not it’s described as a sexually transmitted infection by the doctors, the yeast infection can be transmitted between partners during sexual intercourse) makes it absolutely inappropriate to have sex at all, and if you absolutely feel you have to do this for some reason, you must use a condom.

Surely that’s basically good hygiene and common sense rather than anything else? A further point that really strikes me, with a sense of shock, in fact, is that people would be prepared to have sex while one of them has a yeast infection without using a condom. This is either absolutely thoughtless or shows a  complete lack of any self-care whatsoever.

What is almost certainly going to happen is that both male and female partners end up with a yeast infection, and, like any other sexually transmitted infection, the danger is that one of them will go outside the relationship and have sex with someone else who will then also become infected.

Now although yeast infections are not a massive problem, there are certain indications that they could become so in the future: for example, there is a certain degree of resistance already emerging amongst Candida species towards the azoles which form the basis of medication currently used to control this condition.

Willfully spreading yeast infections between partners for no good reason — as if there could be a good reason — clearly makes the risk of resistance much higher, simply because it fosters the use of medication to eliminate the infection.

So I urge you, if you are experiencing any kind of sexually transmitted infection, don’t make your situation worse, don’t risk rejection, don’t make your own phobia about rejection worse, by engaging in sexual intercourse. Just have the discipline to wait until the situation is being cleared up, and then use a condom until you are sure that you are absolutely free of the infection.

Needless to say, this advice applies to all aspects of personal hygiene, not just the avoidance of sex while you have an infection. The simple fact of the matter is that intercourse is much more enjoyable for all concerned if you engage in sexual intercourse when there are no worries about hygiene or infection or disease.

If you follow this simple advice, you can avoid any sense of rejection, and you can avoid any fear of being rejected by a sexual partner.