Swipe for Safer Sex

The same clicks and swipes that encourage the spread of STDs can also help prevent them.
The app economy has made it easier to have random hookups, but health officials are worried the spread of STDs may also be rising with every swipe.
10_21_GS_STD_01 Source: Franck Allais/Gallery Stock

Digital technology has created a culture of instant gratification, even when it comes to dating and mating. With a few mindless swipes, a click and then beer and shots, it’s easy to find someone to keep you

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