Sunday, October 01, 2006

Man That Pay For Sex Put Wives In Danger

Glaswgow, UK -- WOMEN are being put at risk by partners who cheat on them with prostitutes.

Figures showed 43 per cent of all men using hookers were married or in stable relationships. And 56 per cent of men who paid for unprotected sex had a steady partner. One in five of the men surveyed had a sexually-transmitted infection.

The statistics have been published by Dr Tamsin Groom and Dr Rak Nandwani of Glasgow's Sandyford sexual health clinic, who interviewed 2600 men for their study. Dr Groom said: "Very little is really known about these men, their behaviours and the risks they may pose to themselves or indeed their partners."

A survey of the men, average age 34, revealed one in 10 had paid for sex. Of those, about one in four said that they repeatedly used prostitutes. More than 50 per cent had done so abroad, four out of 10 in Glasgow and the rest elsewhere in the UK.

Men were twice as likely to have unprotected sex with hookers abroad than at home.

None of the men was HIV-positive but one in five had a sexually transmitted disease such as gonorrhoea or syphilis. A high proportion of the men had also paid for unprotected oral sex.

Dr Nandwani said: "There is a lack of awareness...that oral sex alone can facilitate STI transmission including herpes, syphilis and HIV."

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