Bi, gay men using smart phones for sex hookups likelier to catch STDs

June 12, 2014 10:57 PM

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Bi, gay men using smart phones for sex hookups likelier to catch STDs

Today, results of a research conducted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center indicate that gay/bisexual men who use smartphone dating applications, such as Grindr, Scruff, and Recon, to seek sexual partners have a higher risk of contracting common sexually transmitted infections (STI), as published in the scientific journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Previous research has suggested that gay/bisexual men who meet online are more likely to indulge in unprotected sex and to have more sexual partners than men who meet potential partners in other ways, such as in bars and clubs.

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