It very much can. When I practiced in Australia a few years ago, I worked in a clinic with a doctor who had a practice involving sexual health. And I certainly did see many patients, lesbian patients, gay patients, straight patients, all sorts of patients. And I certainly noticed that many people in sexually active relationships, particularly with multiple partners, could easily pick up yeast infections. Not just yeast infections, but Herpes as well, and other conditions like this.
So it certainly can occur and if you’re a sexually active person and you do have multiple partners, then my advice would be to be very careful, get regularly checked out, and use appropriate precautions and hygiene because it would be easy for you to pick up, not just a Candida yeast infection genital wise, but many other potential infections as well.
So you need to be quite cautious here and certainly take that into account. So it can be related to having several sexual partners.