OK. My boyfriend and I have been together 3 years and are each other's first and only sexual partners. I get regular smear tests, but he doesn't get them, as he "doesn't see the need to". We argue about that one. I'm on the Pill.
I got quite drunk last night and ended up giving him oral sex. I remember thinking at the time that something was definitely not right with his penis. It smelled odd. I would almost say fishy. It was horrible and strongly bitter. But my sense of smell goes a bit AWOL when I'm drunk, so I carried on.
To my currently hungover and worried mind, that sort of strong smell suggests a yeast infection. But I thought there would be other symptoms - like itching and flaky spots etc if that was the case? I certainly don't have any of those symptoms (but might possibly be about to develop them), and have had a yeast infection before many years ago, which is how I recognized the smell.
My question is, can a yeast infection be transmitted through unprotected oral sex? I've heard you can get thrush in the mouth, but am not sure if it's a separate strain of the same virus or whether it's the same. What symptoms are associated with oral "thrush" and can it be passed from partner to partner like an STD? We nearly always use a condom, but due to the Pill, we've been a little lax recently.
It was a ridiculously stupid mistake to make. I'm mentally punching myself. The boyfriend is getting himself to the doctor as soon as he can, no excuses this time.
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