Casual attitude to casual sex

By Euro Weekly News Friday, 17 March 2017 16:51 0
DATING APPS:  Have facilitated a culture of casual sexual encounters. DATING APPS: Have facilitated a culture of casual sexual encounters.

NEW research reveals just 72 per cent of under-25’s believe it is important to have regular sexual health screening if in casual relationships.

The Mintel research, which questioned nearly 2,000 internet users, indicates that young men are the most likely to adopt a relaxed attitude towards screening with just two thirds (67 per cent) of 18 to 24-year-old men agreeing that it is important to have regular sexual health screening, compared to 81 per cent of Brits overall.

Further highlighting an ‘act now and think later’ approach, 41 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds and 49 per cent of 18 to 24-year-old men, agree that it is only necessary to see a doctor if they have symptoms following unprotected sex. However, one in five (19 per cent) admit they would be too embarrassed to seek professional help if they had a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). 

Lucy Cornford, Head of Beauty and Personal Care, Household, Lifestyles and Brand Research at Mintel, said: “A lack of knowledge plagues the sexual health sector. Young adults, and young men in particular, display a worrying lack of concern over the dangers of unprotected sex and the consequences of not taking care of sexual health.”

She added that the “rapid growth of free dating apps has facilitated a culture of casual sexual encounters, particularly amongst adults under-35.”

Mintel is the world’s leading market intelligence agency.

 

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Given the short notice that many passengers received over flight cancellations, do you think Ryanair handled the situation professionally?

Latest Tweets

#Holidayrental scam firm shut down. #Spain #holidays https://t.co/0mpeCsy25H
Man arrested over #Barcelona #terrorattack links https://t.co/mYxXpFqgvK
RT @euroweeklynews: Given the short notice that many passengers received over flight cancellations, do you think Ryanair handled the situat…
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

First two days of strike action suspended at Spain’s airports to allow 'space' for talks

Police hold Saudi royals at gunpoint in Marbella

Airport strikes in Spain loom as last-ditch talks scheduled

British couple devastated over Axarquia home demolition

Juana Rivas faces prison despite handing sons over to father

EasyJet hoping new hand luggage in the hold option takes off on its flights

WATCH: Chris Froome increases La Vuelta a España cycle race lead

RELAX: Monarch flights to Malaga and Gibraltar to get 'mood food'

One dead in Malaga road  tunnel car crash