Swingers have higher disease risk than prostitutes: study - Macleans.ca

Swingers have higher disease risk than prostitutes: study

Straight couples who swap partners have high STI rates


A new study in the British Medical Journal shows swingers—straight couples who regularly swap partners, and engage in organized group sex—report higher rates of sexually transmitted infections than prostitutes. Dutch researchers say that those over age 45 are particularly vulnerable, although the group doesn’t get enough attention from health care services, the BBC reports. In the study, researchers looked at the number of patients getting treatment at sexual health clinics in the Netherlands in 2007 and 2008. These clinics have recorded if a patient is a swinger since early 2007. In the study, there were about 9,000 consultations, and one in nine patients was a swinger with the average age of 43. Combined rates of Chlamydia and gonorrhea were just over 10 per cent among straight people, 14 per cent among gay men, less than 5 per cent among female prostitutes, and 10.4 per cent among swingers.


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Swingers have higher disease risk than prostitutes: study

  1. Quote: "Overall, combined rates of Chlamydia and gonorrhea were just over 10 percent among straight people, 14 percent among gay men, just under 5 percent in female prostitutes, and 10.4 percent among swingers, they found."

    Ummm…according to this, everyone has higher rates then prostitutes. Who read this article before it went out? Come to think of it, who wrote it? Did they actually bother to process what they were reading? Has journalism fallen this much?

    The real news here has nothing to do with swingers and everything to do with the fact that – statistically – it is safer to sleep with a prostitute then it is the "woman on the street."

  2. You've got to be FUCKING RETARED.


  3. What a load of bunk, firstly are they suggesting that 1 in 9 people in the Netherlands is into swinging. This would be a staggering number. Secondly the stated percentages between straight people and swingers are hardly conclusive and thirdly, most swingers are straight.
    This is just another taxpayer funded study that allows someone to avoid getting a real job. MacLeans, I'm losing respect for you.

  4. Let's see. 10% risk for straight people. 10.4% risk for swingers. Doesn't sound terribly risky. All the prostitutes, except the lowest class, drug using streetwalkers know how to avoid STDs, know the signs of STDs and get checked regularly. If they had only looked at "escorts" as opposed to "prostitutes" the STD rate would probably have been under 1%.