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Facebook May Cause STIs

Thursday, March 25, 2010 17:13 GMT

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Apparently, Facebook users have become a fan of random casual sex.

As a result, the number of new cases of sexually transmitted infections has increased, according to a research study done by public health officials in Britain.

Areas where Facebook usage was at a peak found higher instances of chlamydia, syphilis, and other STIs.

Arthur Coleman of the Medical Institute of Sexual Health in Austin, Texas, says the British research indicates social network websites could be to blame for an increase in sexually transmitted diseases for those who utilize the sites specifically for sexual encounters.

He explains, “With Facebook you can end up increasing your number of sexual partners. You’re hooking up with more casual sexual encounters and there’s no question that it can lead to STIs.”

Coleman says it's best to abstain from any type of random sex including using sites like Facebook solely as a means of meeting sexual partners.