'Sex' Mobile Apps Increase the Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections

June 13, 2014 6:05 PM

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'Sex' Mobile Apps Increase the Risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections

With the rise of technology apparently comes a potential rise in sexually transmitted infections. Researchers in the United States found that smartphone apps helping someone look for casual sex partners are likely to affect one's sexual health.

Apps such as Tinder and Swipe are for the heterosexual crowd, while Grindr and Scruff are for homosexuals. These "hook up" apps allow for users to seek out casual sexual partners, which researchers believe pose an increased risk (especially for gay men) of sexually transmitted infections. The study ...

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