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My wife gets vaginosis a few times a year after we have sex. I do not sleep with other women. Can she get BV from multiple males partners? 


Not much is known about how women get BV. There are many unanswered questions about the role that harmful bacteria play in causing BV. Any woman can get BV. However, some activities or behaviors can upset the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina and put women at increased risk including:

 - Having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners

 - Douching

 It is not clear what role sexual activity plays in the development of BV. Women do not get BV from toilet seats, bedding, swimming pools, or from touching objects around them. Women who have never had sexual intercourse may also be affected.