Candida is a normal part of most every environment to some degree, thus healthy immune systems don’t get disruption to the natural balance of their flora and thus no CRC. However, yes there are many stories out there about couples “passing it” back and forth like it’s some kind of virus. What happening is the environment has increased in load of Candida in general and living in close quarters, mainly martial contact eventually exposes even the healthiest of immune systems to gradually ‘wear down’ until Candida becomes and issue.
I’ll never know how my dysbiosis/CRC came to form as I’ve experience symptoms in hindsight going back to childhood, it came on with a splash in the late 80’s, started causing all sorts of weird illness throughout the 90’s and eventually took me down in the early 2000’s, only figuring out candida was the culprit or a culprit of my disabling chronic health issues. Up until that point I was considered a health1y and very active guy, business owner with lots of business travel, active social life, in between relationships and dating again after a several years of letting the love of my life slip out of my life, was a very active skydiver, pro/am musician with monthly gigs, surrounded by family, companion of birds most my life, etc…….life was good!
The love of my life started noticing my “symptoms” of ill health but, we both passed it off without much real thought. Now, guess what, she’s discovered she has Candida and actually passed it through the birth canal to her young son. Obviously from our time together. Did she “give it to me” or did I “give it” to her?
The birds are significant I discovered early on as they have their own flora make up which includes candida and they suffer from candida related mycosis (mycology = study of fugus, mycosis = fungal toxins). Now, in the mid/late 80’s I rescued a wild parrot and nursed him back to health literally at the foot of my bed. It’s known mycosis or CRC can be “passed” between human and bird. Perhaps the wild bird “infected’ me……my hand fed baby parrots which I surrendered to the best exotic bird rescue who works with their same top notch vet, so they will have a good life and the constant over exposure between each other hopefully will allow us all to heal sooner than later. If nothing else, not having all the bird dander around has to help my ability to heal. Did I “give it” to my little baby parrots?
Then there were my dating days and something happened with one which I won’t go into but, included a nikkid twist without being told there was a yeast infection issue and oral…..blah blah blah…..was sicker than a dog within a month, thinking I must have just picked up the flu or something: food poisoning, maybe? There’s NO way we were together long enough although there was plenty of intimate contact during that period but, not like it seems long enough to have caused her to be exposed long enough but, who knows. If nothing else, the ‘overload’ that happened that one night soon after we had gotten together as a couple which I will never forget, probably wasn’t my ‘exposure’ in and of itself but, considering the precipice my flora/immune system was at the time the extreme dose certainly didn’t help matters at all.
Point being: it’s not like we CRC’s have the plague. Candida is everywhere and our “mates” have been exposed throughout their life. Keeping them healthy and their immune system boosted will help prevent them from having a problem along with perhaps a probiotic might be in order as well. Who knows, I’m no expert. However, everything above is true.
Able checked it out my story about humans/birds and found other cases of human/bird candida transmissions, so if it can be ‘transmitted’ between species – it certainly can and will be and issue between humans/lovers/couples, etc…..
IMHO, if one in a couple has candida, there’s a high probability the other has “it” to a degree as well: there’s no way to avoid it, particularly over a long term thing. Yet, treatment is such a By&%H anyway, it could be encouraging for a couple to go through treatment together: making it a journey which brings them closer together rather than point fingers and destroy relationships: could make a bond much closer than without it. A blessing in disguise.
However, if you are out their trolling around, one night standing it and not caring about what you could be doing to someone elses health which no one will ever put two and two together by the time they may or may not develop symptoms: is simply crazy. It can and does transmit between humans. IF you are dating, think of it like having to avoid kissing if you are unlucky enough to have picked up herpes, etc……. it’s far from the end of the world but, to be responsible about it. There’s a level of maturity in living with CRC which includes this topic – which has been discussed several times in this forum, if you have interest to find other inputs on the same subject.
Blessings to you and your ‘mate’…..any graces along your healing journey.