The Startling Link Between Dating Apps And STI Risk

The Startling Link Between Dating Apps And STI RiskSmartphone social apps like Grindr, Scruff and Recon are associated with a greater risk for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual men, according to a new study conducted by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, Calif. Compared with men who met partners online or in person, men who used social apps had 25 percent greater odds of being infected with gonorrhea and 37 percent greater odds of being infected with chlamydia, the study found.



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