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These are just the facts… – PR Week Post #33

April 6, 2010

(Click here for the original post on PR Week)

According to a new survey conducted by Lloyd’s Pharmacy, men are twice as likely to be promiscuous as women.

Reports in the ExpressTelegraph and Metro all infer that men are “…putting themselves and their partners at risk of diseases with 13 per cent admitting they have had unprotected sex with more than one partner in the past five years.” This compares to only seven per cent of women have taken such a risk. based on this surveyed, men also have double the rate of chlamydia (13 per cent versus six per cent of women).  Interestingly, only 28 per cent of men and 38 per cent of women had actually taken a sexually transmitted infection test.

Lloyd’s Pharmacy Head of Sexual Health – Clare Kerr – said the findings “Fueled concerns that men were delaying tests until they had symptoms.”  she concluded: “This is particularly worrying as many STIs don’t have obvious symptoms, so men could be putting themselves and their partners at risks by delaying tests.”

Nothing like a little controversy for after a bank holiday weekend.