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Straight Swingers Most Vulnerable to STIs

Straight Swingers Most Vulnerable to STIs


Middle-aged swingers are more at risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections than other groups, like people in their 20s or gay men.

A study from the Netherlands found that heterosexual swinging couples over the age of 45 were most likely to be infected, and may be a potential "STI transmission bridge to the entire population," Nicole Dukers-Muijrers, who led the study from a Dutch health clinic, said in The Australian.

Fifty-five percent of 9,000 patients who sought treatment for STIs among three Dutch clinics between 2007-2008 fell into this pool. Gay men made up 31% of STI carriers.

The full results from the study are published in the June issue of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

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