Older swingers at risk of STI

Swingers – straight couples who regularly swap sexual partners at organised gatherings and clubs and indulge in group sex – have rates of sexually transmitted infections comparable with those of recognised high risk groups, reveals research published ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Those who are over the age of 45 are particularly vulnerable, indicates the research, yet swingers are largely ignored by healthcare services, representing a “missed target,” say the authors.

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