Let's face it, it is part of travel. Whether it's busy parents, trying to forget soiled nappies and trying to rekindle that lost passion, or travelers seeking adventure and new kicks, or even backpackers searching for a thrill they can tell their mates about, it is part and parcel of the experience of being abroad.
Maybe it's the romantic notion of being devoid of responsibility, being far from home, and not having anyone know who you are, or all of the above, that makes sex aboard so ilicit and inviting. Intrepid Travel did a survey on 880 singles using the online dating site RSVP.com.au, and it showed that 55 per cent of respondents think that travellers are sexy compared to their non-travelling counterparts. The study found that extreme sports and adventure travelers were the sexiest at 23 percent of the votes, off-the-beaten-path travelers ranked high as well with 22 percent , whilst culture buffs were a lukewarm third at 16 percent.
But while it may be studly and macho to be a wild adventurer, it's better to take some simple measures to ensure that there are less tears the morning after, especially in the cold light of day. It would be prudent to pay attention to your health especially if you are on long term travels, because the last thing you want to do, is end up in a pickle, so many miles from home, and far from a health care system that you are familiar with. Some South East Asia clinics or hospitals lack the level of healthcare that more affluent countries are blessed with.
According to the World Health Organisation, every year an estimated 333 million episodes of curable sexually transmitted infections occur throughout the world. These are a major cause of infertility, illness and death, and a significant proportion result from international travel. HIV and hepatitis B are more prevalent in some parts of the world than others, but the risk is always there, especially if you are having sex with someone who has multiple partners. The thing is, who actually knows? You could be having sex with the 10,000 though you are only just sleeping with one handsome dude or that one hot chick you met at the bar.
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