Condoms/KY jelly causing thrush??

(8 Posts)
NearlyWinter19 Tue 31-Dec-19 11:07:16

Hello. I've just started to get intimate with a new partner and we've used regular Durex "featherlite" condoms and KY jelly. I've now got thrush and I'm fairly sure its either the condoms or KY jelly that's caused it. I have had issues with thrush in the past with my ExH. Can anyone recommend a condom and lube brand that's less likely to set off a case of thrush??

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StarlightLady Tue 31-Dec-19 11:55:15

I think condoms are unlikely unless you have a latex alergy. You can get latex free condoms. Frequent indulgence after a drought can cause issues regardless though.

Lube? Plenty of oral; saliva is nature’s lube, but if you must use something else look out for almond oil.

StarlightLady Tue 31-Dec-19 11:56:08

PS: And go for a wee immediately after sex.

Justaordinarybloke Tue 31-Dec-19 12:54:32

Could well be the latex. It happened to my partner until we stopped using condoms.

Easilyflattered Tue 31-Dec-19 13:40:11

Try skyns latex free, I think my vagina is a bit sensitive to latex seems better with these.

TobyHouseMan Wed 01-Jan-20 13:28:56

Thrush can be transmitted by receiving oral sex.

zarek Thu 02-Jan-20 19:28:42

I think its possible. In our experience anything which changes the normal friction can lead to irritation and sometimes thrush. Condoms certainly change the friction and KY jelly is a very viscous lubricant that stops working well unless you moisten it regularly. I would try something more liquid like durex sensilube or a silicon based one

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Pop2017 Thu 02-Jan-20 21:04:36

I had a similar issue a few year’s ago. So yes it could be.

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