Working with a fungal infection (Candida)
A fungal infection is not an STI.
A fungal infection is also known as candida or thrush.
The infection is caused by an innocent yeast in your vagina. There are often no symptoms.
A fungal infection only needs to be treated if you have symptoms.
The advice is to limit how much you work during treatment.
What can you do?
• Masturbation only
• Blow jobs with a condom.
What can't you do?
• Don’t have vaginal sex, with or without a condom
• Don’t allow cunnilingus to be performed on you
• Don’t allow yourself to be fingered
• Don’t allow genital contact (dry sex)
This applies to sex with your clients and with any partner you may have. This will give your vagina a chance to heal properly.
|Vaginal creams and pessaries used to treat the fungal infection often contain grease or oil.
This can cause the condom to split.