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Warning: this response is mildly explicit.
Back when I was still eating gluten a few years ago, I got vaginal yeast infections more often (I think my overgrowth was more severe then), and a lot of them could be traced back to oral sex. I think the excess yeast in a partner’s mouth throws off the balance of natural flora in the vaginal area. I don’t know if the same thing is possible with oral thrush causing oral thrush in the other person? Maybe.