STD Rates Are Rising – But Not Because Of Tinder And Grindr..

WE like to blame everything on pornography, from sexual violence to risky sex to erectile dysfunction, among other things. In all of these cases, porn serves as a convenient target, but it’s not necessarily the right one. Online dating apps have been in the news a lot lately, with many pointing to them as the culprit for rising rates of STDs. Headlines like this make it clear: “Tinder and Grindr Dating Apps are Causing Cases of Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and HIV to soar.” These apps may very well play a role when it comes to the spread of STDs, but if they do, it’s probably a very small one. There are several other factors that likely play much larger roles here. These include the fact that we’re screening for STDs more frequently today than we did in the past, our tools for detecting STDs have gotten much better in recent years, and attitudes toward STDs have changed quite a bit, especially now that HIV is no longer seen as a death sentence…

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