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I have not heard that flavored condoms will cause yeast infections or increase your chances of getting an STI. We use Durex flavored condoms and on their web site they say.
“Durex flavored condoms are intended primarily for vaginal sex. However, if you choose to use them in oral sex, the lubricant is safe if ingested. We recommend if used in oral sex that a new condom be used for vaginal sex”.
I take from this that their flavored condoms are vaginal friendly. They are also recommending that you use a new condom for vaginal sex. This makes sense as there could be a possibility of damage to the condom with oral sex, so best to use a new one for vaginal sex.
Another thing we have noticed is that people can be sensitive to different condom materials and lubricants. With flavored condoms they are adding extra ingredients for the flavor, so there is a possibility for woman to get vaginal irritation if they are sensitive to a certain product or the vaginal flora could be changed, which could increase your chances of yeast overgrowing.
Given this it really depends on the individual woman. Probably most woman would not have a problem using flavored condoms for vaginal sex but if you did notice some side effects it would be good to try a different condom or lube.
The condom manufactures are recommending using a different condom for vaginal if used for oral. In this case could use flavored for oral and a standard lubricated condom for vaginal sex.
Your risk to STI would only increase if you used a product that irritated the vagina as this would make it easier for an STI to get in.
If you used a flavored condom for vaginal sex and had no irritation there would be no increased risk and the condom would provide good protection.
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This answer was posted on August 2, 2017