Traveling offers sheer fun, and things will get more spiced up if you are finding a sexual partner during the journey. But this may not go well all the times, as a single unprotected sexual encounter may make you the victim of a sexually transmitted disease.
Two study reports were published recently in the ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’ journal, and it warns all travelers when it comes to sexual health.
The research team under the leadership of Dr. Clare Tanton at the University College of London analyzed 12,530 people aged 16-74 before making the conclusion of health risk among travelers. The scientists found that one in ten men, and one in twenty women had found new sexual partners in their traveling during the last five years.
The research team also found that people above the age of 35 are more likely to indulge in the sexual relationship during journey due to wear and tear of their relationship status. These adults who used to engage in sexual affairs often fail to wear condoms, and they even use illicit drugs and alcohol with their newly found partners.
Experts believe that these unhealthy practices will create negative impacts in their health, and they will surely fall in the clutches of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STI).
In the second study, it has been found that 37% of the backpackers who visited Thai Islands Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in 2013 used to engage in unprotected sex. Most of them had condoms packed in their bag, but many of them fail to use it during the time of the encounter.
Researchers added that it is the failure to use condoms which trigger the rise of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among people in the United States and the United Kingdom