With advances in HIV treatments making chances of transmission of the disease so low, Dr Rosevear said the gay community in particular had, once again, developed an increasing predilection for condom-free sex. However, he said that was equally true for the heterosexual community, and in both, a large number of STIs were also being transmitted orally, which, many people regard as a low-risk behaviour for disease transmission.
With a rise in casual sex comes a rise in STIs. While anonymous sex is nothing new, prior to the invention of the internet, people had to go out looking for it. In addition to the physical health scourge being fuelled by the easily accessible and often anonymous sex the internet and dating apps provide, Dr Rosevear said the impacts are being felt just as acutely at a societal level.
Dr Rosevear said he met his own partner through an internet dating site and that many others are also doing so, both via dating sites and also through apps, which can often be dismissed as simply facilitators of hook-ups. However, he said another danger electronic dating posed was that some people are receiving the validation they need through the medium, and thus did not need to seek it in person. Last month, ABC youth program Hack examined that exact phenomenon, discovering that many men and women matched with hundreds of people on Tinder but confined their interactions to the digital, without meeting in person.
Aly, a year-old from Melbourne, told the program she chats to some of her current matches, but she had only ever met one of them. GP Dr Wendell Rosevear: She said she finds it easier to talk to men through the app than in real life, where her image is less carefully controlled.
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