Relationship between gay dating sites and STIs
HOOK-UP APPLICATIONS LINKED TO GROWTH IN STIs
California researchers have discovered a much higher rate of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) incidence amongst men who have regularly utilize hook up applications such as Scruff and Grindr.
The results were provided by a survey carried out between years 2011 and 2013 and also were provided by the information from approximately 7200 bisexual and gay men.
Those who participated were questioned about their drugs usage and social networking in encounters for sexual relationship and screened for STIs.
Of those who took part, around 34% met their sexual encounters in person only, while approximately 30% used a mix of online dating and person-to-person encounters.
When compare, 36 per cent used hook-up applications, either in conjunction with other ways or alone.
The men questioned who used hook-up applications were 23 per cent very likely to have gonorrhea and 35 per cent most likely to be infected with Chlamydia than those who date their partners in bars and clubs or online.
But there is no difference between these three groups in a risk for getting syphilis or the HIV virus.
Those men who have used hook-up applications were in most cases well educated and aged below 40. The survey also shows that they were mainly from Asian or Caucasian backgrounds and most likely to use ecstasy and cocaine as "recreational" drugs.
The researchers that have carried out this survey acknowledged that the results were only right true for the region of the Southern California and may not be evidence of the same rates in other different areas of our world.
The late research had showed that online dating application members were random to use condoms during their sexual contacts and very likely to have many partners at the same time.
Last year online dating application for bisexual and gay men Grindr reported 6 million users in more than 190 countries.
A few words to end up
These data are aimed to show people who are interested in gay and bisexual relationship not only on gay dating websites but also in the real life that the statistics provided by the recent survey is overwhelming. Random sexual contacts with encounters without condom usage could change you forever and not for better, of course. The invasion of incurable diseases in the current time can lead to disability or death. These reasons are enough to consider your sexual behavior.