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Can yeast be transmitted sexually?

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Men usually do not get or spread yeast infections through sexual intercourse. However, if a woman's yeast infections keep recurring, she should ask her partner to seek evaluation by a doctor.

Cotton underpants may help.

Yeast flourish in a warm, moist environment. Since tight synthetic underpants and pantyhose can increase heat and moisture in the area of the vulva, it is probably better to wear cotton underpants if you are prone to vaginal yeast infections and vulvar irritation.

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