3. Causes

The organisms responsible for yeast infections are almost always present on human skin. Certain actions and factors can cause an overgrowth of the yeast, leading to a yeast infection. One such factor is having sex with a female who has a yeast infection. Yeast can be transmitted to another person through oral, anal, or vaginal sex. However, candidal balanitis and balanoposthitis do not qualify as sexually transmitted infections because they can be acquired without having sex. Poor hygiene is one of the largest contributing factors for male yeast infections.

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