August 27, pm Updated August 28, pm. The hot weather may also have helped cause a steep increase in syphilis because people are more sexually active when it is sunny. One health board has seen five times as many cases in the past four months compared with the same period in
As you might imagine, the headlines spread rapidly as countless news outlets picked up the story and social media devoured the sobering conclusion. But, after a closer look, NBC Bay Area uncovered the study gives no indication for exactly how researchers came up with those findings. More specifically, the report cites social media as one of many high-risk behaviors contributing to the increase.
Your next hookup may only be a Tinder swipe away. But would you swipe right so eagerly knowing that your next partner may have an STD? Many people question the impact and role of online dating and hookup culture for young adults, especially for college students.
It's a line that seems tailor-made for morning news shows, designed to be read in that formal, faux-inquisitive tone newscasters use before cutting to commercial break. It's true that STD rates have risen in the U. Alongside straight coverage of this rise, reports drawing the line between STDs and dating apps have also proliferated on local newsdigital outletsand cable networks around the country. The simplistic sound bite reared its ugly head again when, in May, the California Department of Public Health released its own study on the rise of STDs in the state.
Social media has taken the online dating game to the next level with popular apps like Tinder and Grindr. Finger-happy singles are able to find their perfect match with just one swipe right or by scrolling through a list of eligible men or women in their area. Although many cases have proven successful when finding a mate, others have found themselves in compromising sexual situations that have led to the increasing spread of STIs and STDs.
The rise of online dating has correlated with another more disturbing trend: STD rates are also very much on the rise in the U. The total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported inthe most recent year for which data are available, rose to the highest numbers ever in the U. In two of three cases, the increases hit double digits: Syphilis cases increased by 19 percent, gonorrhea by almost 13 percent, and chlamydia by nearly 6 percent compared to the prior year.
Have you swiped left or right lately? Chances are, you probably have. Your best friend most likely even has a wild Tinder story to tell.
Researchers believe the rise of social media and online dating apps play a big part in uptrend of sexually transmitted diseases. By Li Yuling. Inresearchers studied the link between the entry of Craigslist, an online personals ad site, and the rise in HIV infection cases in the US.
As a single girl living in Los Angeles, it seems as if my girlfriends are always telling me about a new dating app. Dating apps have completely changed the online dating game that was once dominated by website-based companies such as Match. Each app has its own gimmick modified a bit from the OG of them all, Tinder.