An anal yeast infection often starts with persistent and intense anal itching , also called pruritus ani. A doctor can perform a quick physical exam to determine the cause, such as hygiene, hemorrhoids , or a yeast infection. If the diagnosis is an anal yeast infection, it can often be cleared up easily with simple treatments. A yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida.
This isn't meant to scare you into avoiding anal sex entirely; it's just to motivate you to take the proper precautions if you're going to do it. Skip navigation! Story from Sex. There are two rules that anyone having anal sex has hopefully heard before: First, always use lube ; second, don't go straight from anal sex to vaginal sex. But if you're someone with a vagina who is having anal sex, then there's a good chance that sometimes you have anal sex and vaginal sex in one sexual encounter, so it's important to understand exactly why this second rule exists and how to make it work for you.
This isn't meant to scare you into avoiding anal sex entirely; it's just to motivate you to take the proper precautions if you're going to do it. Skip navigation! Story from Sex.