Saturday, September 6, 2008

5 or More Drinks - Increases STD risk

No surprise. If you drink heavily, your judgement drops, and you're at greater risk of picking up a sexually transmitted disease (STD), reports this LA Times news article, "Binge drinking is fun -- until the gonorrhea diagnosis." Here are the highlights of this article . . .

  1. Drinking five or more alcoholic beverages at one time appears to be connected to risky sexual behaviors and higher rates of STDs
  2. As far as the actual sex, women are more likely to contract some diseases, such as HIV, through repeated condomless intercourse than are men

Additional information on this topic:

  1. Women who binge drink at greater risk of unsafe sex and sexually transmitted disease (news release)
  2. CDC - Quick Stats - Binge Drinking

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