It’s not just STIs that can be transmitted through sex toys. “You can also get a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or urinary tract infection from a sex toy,” says Stubbs.
1 Answer. In a simple answer, yes, but you will not get one from just using it. It's generally not the toy itself, but outside factors involved. The real reason that you will get a yeast infection from using a vibrator is it changes the pH level in your vagina making it a more susceptible environment for yeast to thrive.
Having sex with a yeast infection can be very painful or, at best, extremely uncomfortable. If your labia or vulva are swollen, you may find skin-to-skin contact to be too rough.
Having sex with someone who has a yeast infection does increase your potential for a yeast infection. However, proper cleaning of the genitals after sex should prevent an infection from occurring and over-the-counter treatments can usually take care of existing yeast infections.
Ob/Gyn Oluwatosin Goje, MD, answers a common question regarding the safety of having sex when you have a yeast infection. Share this article via email with one or more people using the form below ...
Infrequently, the yeast infection can be transferred between men and women during sex. However, since most yeast infections are not transferred from person to person, a yeast infection in the vagina, or penis/foreskin is not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
More severe yeast infections could take up to 2 weeks to clear without treatment. If your infection is causing painful and uncomfortable symptoms for more than 3 days, you should seek medical treatment. The length and type of treatment for a yeast infection vary greatly from person to person and depend on the individual symptoms and severity.
So if you use sex toys or are planning to start, here are a few mistakes you don’t want to make. 1. You don’t wash them correctly or enough (or at all). Proper toy hygiene and storage are ...