Blind Passion – For One In Five, STIs Are No Barrier To Sexual Relationships
How much would you ignore for passion?
Bad breath, greasy hair, a sexually transmitted infection?
A recent study found that one in five young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 would have sex with someone even if they knew the other person had an STI. While some believe that they are protected from infections through the use of condoms and such, 11% admit that they just give into the passion of the moment.
The survey also revealed that just under a quarter of respondents suffered from an STI, of which Chlamydia was the most common.
Sarah Bailey, who conducted the research for UKMedix.com, said that while condoms can offer protection from unwanted pregnancy, the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection is not reduced at all.
"If you really like a person, wait until their condition is treated properly before venturing into a sexual relationship with them," Bailey added. "That way, you can ensure your intimacy is safe from risk of infection."