Male Yeast Infection or Genital Warts? (pictures and photos)

Yes, men can get yeast infections too! Male yeast infection (also called candida or candidiasis or male thrush) is one of the things guys can often mistake for genital warts. This is because the bumps can look similar to warts in the early stages before they develop into a full blown red rashy area that can drive you CRAZY with itching!

Here are some of the symptoms and how they develop:

– red rashes (usually itchy) start to appear on the penis head (glans) or the foreskin
– the tip of the penis can start to appear red or swollen
– your penis or foreskin can start to feel “tight”
– pain and maybe even discharges from the penis if you let it get too bad

Male yeast infection can spread to you and develop very quickly after having sex. It’s fast: sometimes it can take less than a couple hours after sex for you to start feeling the signs. And after a day or two you can develop definite red areas and bumps.

Once any of these things start to happen, DO NOT IGNORE IT. If you let this go on for too long, the itching will only get worse and worse to the point where you can’t even sit down and watch TV without the itching and burning driving you NUTS! If you leave it for even longer than that, it can develop into a case of phimosis, which will bring a LOT of pain and make it hard to urinate. It is very important to recognize this early on and start a treatment as soon as possible.

This is NOT something that’s going to go away on it’s own!

Luckily (and this was discovered totally by accident) the genital warts treatment method #1 in my report works surprisingly well against male yeast infection too. So if any of the pictures below roughly match what you can see on yourself right now, then you might want to give my report a try, even though I originally wrote the report specifically for genital warts.

Candida yeast thrive in warm, moist conditions. That’s why your penis (usually under the foreskin) is an ideal atmosphere for the fungus to grow. It’s harder for circumcised men to get a yeast infection, but not impossible. The main reason uncircumcised men get candida more often is because of issues dealing with keeping the area under the foreskin washed and CLEAN. If you’re prone to getting these types of yeast infections after sex, you’ll definitely want to start washing your penis right away after intercourse.

Clean your penis well with a mild, fragrance-free soap. Take special care to make sure that you DRY YOURSELF THOROUGHLY after bathing. It is a good idea to give your penis some ‘air-time’ also. Going commando for awhile after a shower can help. All of these simple steps can help prevent the outbreak of candida in men.

If you are diabetic, you run added risk for a male candida infection or male yeast infection. The urine of diabetic men is often high in sugar if the diabetes is not well controlled. Sugar excreted through the urine provides yeast with food and can promote candida in men with that condition.

Any kind of injury (even small tears or cuts in the skin from sex) can spread a yeast infection to men. If your partner has a problem with dryness when having sex, use some non-petroleum lube to make sure you won’t cause any damage to your penis that could spread a yeast infection. Although it may not seem serious to you, the friction from under-lubricated sex can provide a perfect opportunity for candida infection to take hold.

Male yeast infection can also be transferred from infected women who have dormant yeast. If you have a regular sex partner, it is always best for both of you to follow a yeast infection treatment at the same time (such as method #1 in my Genital Warts Report). That way, you won’t be passing your male yeast infection to her and she won’t spread her female yeast to you.

Here are some photos of male yeast infection so you can see what I’m talking about here. if you’re unsure what you might have, compare these photos to the genital warts pictures on my picture page:

male yeast infection
This is a photo of a male yeast infection at a VERY EARLY STAGE. You can see the parts I’ve circled are the abnormal red spots that shouldn’t be there. The red bumps in the bottom circle are clustered together, which is a formation that could be confused with genital warts.

male yeast infection
This is a photo of the underside of the same penis as above. I’ve circled the areas that are abnormal, indicating a developing early stage male yeast infection.

male yeast infection on the penis head
This picture is a good example of what a male yeast infection can develop into when it’s left untreated for too long. This is very painful and there is no reason to wait around at this point. Get it treated now.

male yeast infection
This is what can happen to the shaft area when male candida gets hold and is left untreated for long enough.

male yeast infection
This picture is a more advanced stage of male yeast infection from the first two – you can clearly see how the small rashy areas have developed into a large raw area that hurts and itches

The bottom line is this: if you feel a male yeast infection coming on, start a treatment immediately. I personally recommend method #1 in the report I wrote on genital warts, because it’s cheap, easy to do, and very effective against this condition.

Also, after you treat a yeast infection with method 1 enough times, it will eventually go away and not come back at all unless you have sex again with a woman who has a yeast issue. That’s more than I can say for a lot of the over-the-counter treatments out there.

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Molluscum Contagiosum or Genital Warts? (Photos and pictures)

Pretty much by total accident, some people have discovered that method #2 in my report also works on certain cases of molluscum contagiosum.

I wrote the report specifically based around how to get rid of genital warts. And that’s what most people get it for. However some people have written to me recently saying they mistook what they really had for warts, and in fact they actually had a condition called molluscum contagiosum all along.

Since warts and molluscum are somewhat related and a lot of people mistake them, I thought it would be helpful to do a write up on them.

Molluscum contagiosum looks like little round pimples, usually with hard waxy white cores. Trying to pop them usually results in bleeding and is not a good idea.

Like genital warts, molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin. MCV-1, MCV-2, MCV-3, and MCV-4 are the four types of virii that can produce moluscum bumps. MCV-1 is the most common and MCV-2 is the one seen in adults that is sexually transmitted. Moluscum can infect any part of the skin but the most common areas are the torso, arms and legs.

Also like genital warts, molluscum is highly contagious via direct skin to skin contact with the infected area. It’s contagious until the bumps are gone so getting rid of them FAST is the most important priority. Some researchers say they can go away on their own in a few months to 2 years, but who would want to wait that long for something that can spread like this?

The time from infection to the appearance of lesions ranges from 2 weeks to 6 months, with an average incubation period of 6 weeks.

Here are some molluscum contagiosum pictures and photos:

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Can You Still Spread Genital Warts & HPV After You Get Rid of The Warts?

Aimee recently wrote in to ask me this question about genital warts:

You said it has been 4 years since you’ve seen any sign of warts.
I’ve done research, and it seems that even if the warts are not visible (they seem to be gone), they are still in your blood stream? I could have read wrong but if so, having sex may bring them back if unprotected?
I’m just thinking in future terms for when I have a husband…

Have you had unprotected sex and still no sign of them?
You think the blood stream thing is wrong?
Your research is obviously a lot deeper than mine was before I stumbled onto your website.

And here’s roughly the same question from Nathan:

I understand that your report has helped thousands of people get rid of genital warts which is great! But i still don’t understand just because the warts are gone for good that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are hpv free, does it? I mean just because the lesions are gone that doesn’t mean that the person is not contagious anymore, right? The only thing that is really changing is that there are no more symptoms of the virus. Does your report go beyond just clearing up the warts and possibly making the person noncontagious?

I’ve gotten this question a LOT over the years, so I wanted to post an official answer here on the blog.

If I discover new information about this topic, I’ll update you but to the best of my current knowledge, it works like this:

Once you get rid of the genital warts using my report, the HPV virus is still in your system. For some people it stays there indefinitely and for others it will leave them after awhile.

So what’s the difference between these 2 types of people?

In my opinion, it seems to be the strength of their immune system. So that is one reason I have the 2 anti-viral immune boosting techniques in the second half of my report. One was sent to me by an OB-GYN a couple years back and the other I got from a respected panel of doctors doing anti-viral research.

After you get rid of the warts, the next best thing you can do is help your immune system – because even though there is no treatment that directly attacks the HPV virus, the power of your immune system can make the virus go dormant.

But the problem is, even if it leaves you there’s no real way of knowing WHEN it does. Based on statistics from people keeping in touch with me, the best time frame I’ve been able to come up with is 3 months – if you get rid of all the genital warts and wart roots and do the immune boosting regimen and don’t have anything try to come back for 3 months, then it should be gone.

For me, from the time I got rid of any visible signs to the time I had sex with anyone other than the original girl, was around 8 months. So that’s a lot longer than 3. And that girl as well as anyone since has never had any problems with pap tests or any warts or any visible signs at all. So I think during that 8 month period is when it happened for me. Exactly when is impossible to tell.

The main way they spread is direct skin to skin contact so having no visible genital warts for a long time cuts the risk down a LOT. But if you had an opening in your skin somewhere it could still be spread during that “limbo time” before your body gets rid of it. As for spreading it through other fluids like semen, I’m still not sure if HPV can be spread that way. Others can, but I’m not sure if HPV behaves that way or not. As soon as I have reliable information on this from a trusted source, I will report here and let you know. As of right now, most of the evidence suggests HPV lives in the skin.

In the meantime, my personal opinion is to always err on the side of caution and always use a condom, especially with someone new.

And for anyone else interested in learning more about the genital warts treatment in my report, feel free to call or email and ask me a question or go to my main page where it tells my personal story and all the details.

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Fordyce Spots or Genital Warts? How To Tell The Difference

Fordyce spots (also called “sabaceous glands”) are often mistaken for genital warts by guys who wake up one morning and suddenly discover some little bumps on their penis that weren’t there before.

First of all, don’t freak out. A guy can not have fordyce spots for many years and then all of a sudden wake up and have some. It happens very often to guys all over the world, except it’s not something most people talk about (for obvious reasons.) About 30% of guys will get fordyce spots in their lifetime.

Every month, I get at least several emails from guys who have mistaken fordyce spots for genital warts and it’s really messing with their mind.

Usually all it takes are some simple picture comparisons with what you have to determine the facts. So below I’m going to post some fordyce spots pictures for men and also give you some guidelines for how fordyce spots behave.

fordyce spots along the penis shaft
Fordyce spots typically form in a pattern similar to the photo above – along the underside and side of the penis.

Closeup view of fordyce spots along the shaft
This and the photo below are great examples of how fordyce spots look like little skin-colored goose bumps

Fordyce spots look like little goose bumps

Fordyce spots on the penis head
Although it is pretty rare, fordyce spots CAN form on the head of the penis.

Here are the general “rules” about fordyce spots that might help you narrow it down:

  • the most common area they form is on the penis shaft (or rarely, the head or scrotum area) and usually kind of on the underside moreso than the top
  • they look like goose bumps (small and skin colored) and maybe a little whiteish if you stretch the skin
  • about 30% of all guys have them and you can get them later in life like what you may have just experienced (I’ve had them since I was very young and they’ve gotten less noticeable in recent years)
  • there’s not much you can do about fordyce spots – I think there is a laser procedure for extremely bad ones but for the normal guy this is not a smart thing to do
  • usually only the guy who has them can even notice them – most girls and other people who might look down there aren’t going to notice them
  • It is also possible for women to get little fordyce spot bumps around the vulva area (they look similar to male spots but I do not have any photos of them at this time)
  • Fordyce spots can also appear around the mouth or even in the pocket of skin underneath the eye

Having these things does not mean anything is wrong with you. It just means some glands under the skin have sortof “poked up” a little higher than usual, causing bumps to be visible on the skin.

Realizing what these things on you really are will take the stress and pressure off of thinking you have an STD when in fact this is really harmless. Bottom line is if you have a normal case of fordyce spots, just don’t worry about it.

For more comparisons and to see what REAL genital warts look like, check out my page of genital warts pictures.

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