Smartphone dating apps linked to increased risk of STIs in men who have sex with men

June 14, 2014 12:11 PM

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(dailyRx News) Since 2009, smartphone dating apps have become increasingly popular among gay men. These apps use GPS to locate any user within a given area. But this easy access may come with serious consequences.

A recent study found that gay men who used smartphone dating apps, such as Grindr, to meet sexual partners had a higher risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) than gay men who met sexual partners online or in-person at a club or bar.

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