With our busy lives and work or family commitments, meeting people can be a challenge. We may not have time to set aside leisure time for ourselves and so meeting potential companions is tricky!
Social media and the internet can be a useful way of keeping in touch with our friends. Many companies have cleverly introduced us to the idea of meeting our ‘match’ or finding ‘harmony’ online, as there are ‘plenty of fish in the sea’. Dating websites can be useful. However, increasingly sexual health doctors are finding links between dating websites and an increased chance of catching a STD.
One person on a dating site with a STI can pass it on to several ‘dates’ within the course of a single week or month. This can then lead to newly infected people passing STDs to their new matches, and on and on it goes. With this phenomenon, it is easy to see how STD’s spread like wildfire.
STD’s undetected can lead to serious health conditions. The sooner they are found the less likely they are to cause long term illness.
We recommend you get tested for STD’s if you use dating websites. Our clinic is non-judgemental and our priority is to look after your sexual health.
Contact our doctor for enquiries and appointments on: 07531 194797