Are you familiar with Grindr? What about Tindr? These are apps that are dedicated to dating and hooking up. With the increased popularity of these apps, researchers have also noticed an increase in the number of STD cases.
Are Apps causing more infections?
A new study recently revealed that these hook-up apps are somewhat responsible for the boost in STD rates the past months. It explained how these served as instruments that allow people looking for casual sex to easily find others with the same mindset.
Most users of these apps are gay or bisexual men, so the rise in number is also more significant in that particular population.
STDs spread easily
If you or anyone you know use these apps, it is imperative that you know how important it is to be careful when engaging in intimate sexual contact with people you barely know. While it is fun and totally exciting, STDs can put your health and entire life at risk.
Remember to use condoms all the time and get tested for STDs before you hook up with a new partner. That way, you are kept updated on your sexual health and remain STD-free.
STDs have already infected several millions of people around the world, so awareness and information have to be spread.