All About The Penis 

Yeast Infections

All About The Penis Home Page

There have been a few embarrassing moments in my sex life, to say the least. One that sticks in my mind was when I was making love to my partner on a remote island off the Greek mainland, populated mostly by mosquitoes. At one point during my caresses she turned to me and said: "What are those spots on your dick, have you been with someone else and got a disease?" Or words to that effect.

Apart from the issue of lack of trust, about which the less said the better, this came as something of a shock, because obviously I hadn't, and yet, when I looked down at my erect penis, sure enough there was a line of bright red spots from base to tip, with the biggest and brightest on the end of the glans. Well, it didn't take me long to deduce that this was a rampant mosquito taking advantage of the generous blood supply to this part of my body… although it wasn't hard to work that fact out, since they were biting me on every other part of my body as well.

Another rather embarrassing experience was when I was repeatedly get getting a red and itchy glans without any apparent reason. No matter how much thrush ointment I applied to the end of my cock, the rash would come back and the irritation would be just as bad after a few days... and while I was pretty sure this was some kind of yeast infection, try explaining that to your girlfriend when she has no symptoms! (Try explaining what you need thrush cream for, to the female pharmacist, too.)

The worst thing about yeast infection for a man is probably the obvious discoloration of the glans: it's bright red, and in more advanced cases it may be scaly, flaky and itchy as well. And, as I know only too well, when left untreated, this infection can spread to the scrotum and cause even more embarrassing itching. If you think about it, it's rather hard to scratch this part of your body without being seen as some kind of dubious character, especially if you're trying to do it discreetly through your pockets.

Take it from me, that doesn't fool anybody. The only thing you can do is go and see the doctor who, once he or she has finished laughing at the prospect of you trying to scratch your scrotum without anybody noticing, will take a good look at your pecker and then most likely prescribe the ointment that you've been using for several days or weeks anyway. So once you've pointed this out – and of course I am speaking personally here – the doc might give the matter a little bit more serious consideration and then come to the conclusion that you're actually being infected by your female partner, who, it transpires, may be a carrier of yeast infection (a.k.a. Candida albicans) without having any symptoms.

And indeed it turns out that all of us carry yeast cells around all the time, but this annoying little fungus will only mushroom out of control – quite funny don't you think? - when conditions are right. That might mean when you're taking antibiotics which destroy the bacteria that  normally keep yeast cells in check, or it might mean when your immune system is a bit depressed. In this situation it is obviously necessary to treat both the symptomless partner and the symptomatic one, so that the infection is eliminated once and for all.

But who would have thought that men could get a yeast infection? Surely it's not that common? Well, yes, it is that common – athlete's foot is a similar kind of fungus and that is common enough amongst all of us (and apparently a fungal infection particularly common amongst jocks is, well, jock itch in the crotch).

So in case this happens to you, what can you do about it? First of all, get some fungal cream from a pharmacy; perhaps the best known of these is Canesten. If that doesn't work, you could try some home remedies – apparently a vagina full of yoghurt can be quite helpful for some women, and maybe the same is true for men (though you might have to put it on your penis instead)... and if you're really lucky she might offer to lick it clean when the infection is cleared up.

Alternatively, if this probiotic approach doesn't work (that's the name given to bacteria in the yoghurt by normal people...marketing men think of them as their friendly bacteria), there are a variety of other remedies available which are described on this site where you can take your pick from a mixture of plausible remedies, herbal supplements, and old wives' tales.

Right, now I've got the serious stuff out of the way, some amusing facts for you:

Types of Yeast Infections

Balanitis

Balanitis is an irritating yeast infection of the penis

Candida albicans

Because the female symptoms of Candida albicans infection often resemble those of Bacterial Vaginosis and some other forms of sexually transmitted vaginitis, it is essential to get a correct diagnosis to determine or eliminate the possibility of other STDs.

Moniliasis

Moniliasis is an uncomfortable vaginal yeast infection which may  occur during:

  • antibiotic treatment
  • pregnancy

Intertrigo

Intertrigo is a skin irritation which is caused by friction between moist adjacent surfaces, and it is very often accompanied by bacterial or fungal infection of one kind or another

Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a painless infection of the mouth and throat which can often recur.

It can affect people of all ages, but is most common in:

  • young children
  • babies
  • the elderly

Systemic Yeast Infections

Systemic yeast infections can occur in men or women with:

  • Diabetes
  • Ailments or drug treatments that suppress the immune system
  • AIDS

Conditions Commonly Confused as Yeast Infection

That's the important one - a yeast infection is one thing, herpes is another altogether. Don't take any chances with your health or that of your sexual partner if you look like these pictures or for one reason or another have reason to think you may have herpes (and see how similar they may look).

Yeast:

Herpes:

 

Discover How To Give Her An Orgasm Every Time You Have Sex!

Just imagine what your relationship would be like if you had the sexual skills to take your partner to orgasm whenever you wanted: how happy she'd be, how fulfilled you'd feel because of your sexual mastery - and how hot, hot, hot the sex you'd get from her would be....now, what are you waiting for?

The secrets of all these things are waiting for you, just a click away....click here to discover the secret of easy female orgasms!

 


Great Sexual Techniques: A Modern Kama Sutra

Hundreds of photos of the greatest sexual techniques of all time


The 179 Best Sex Positions Ever!

The finest guide to sex on the internet. Over 179 exciting sex positions, 1000s of explicit, arousing photos, and hours of superb live sex videos.

Click Below To Discover How A Woman Can Enjoy Massive G-Spot Orgasms While She Squirts And Shakes With Pleasure....

G Spot Video

 Click on the play button above to see an amazing video about female orgasm and ejaculation, and hear how you can give any woman immense sexual pleasure - with orgasms so powerful that she will literally shake and squirt with pleasure. This is the best information on G spot orgasm available today: Jason, your guide to massive climax and female ejaculation, shows you on a model how to easily find and stimulate your partner's G Spot until she reaches a massive climax and ejaculates. This  profound sexual experience will literally blow your partner away! Nothing like this video exists anywhere else... Click here, enter your name and email address and you'll discover how to bring a woman to orgasm and make her ejaculate - every time! (You can remove yourself from the email list easily and quickly.)

 

Other pages of penis problems

My penis is too large / too small
My foreskin is too tight
I can't get an erection
Urethral opening abnormal
Torn frenulum - breve
My penis is twisted
Erectile dysfunction
Penis problems solved!
Hypogonadism
Hypospadias
Peyronie's
Andropause & mid-life crisis
Chlamydia
Penile problems & injuries
Yeast Infections
Sex addiction & obsession
Sexually transmitted infections
Testosterone declines with age

Other sections on the site

Home
The penis, masculinity and sex
A Cultural History Of The Penis
Images & Erotica
Penile & Other Problems