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Really? I'd love to see where you got that research statistic from. Seriously, is that true?
Okay, I looked it up...I'm shocked that women swinger's rates of infection were so much higher than prostitutes'. But there are a couple of other reasons they may be correlated. The age group that had the highest rate were in their mid-40's and up, which is the group that currently has one of the fastest rates of HIV and STI infection anyway. Also, the study was done in the Netherlands, where prostitution is highly regulated. I'd be willing to bet they'd find the same thing here in Nevada, if they compared the swinger population to those of prostitutes. The workers in our state have weekly exams and have had a virtually zero STI transmission rate for decades. They are absolute pros at safer sex methods, so it's not really a fair comparison (though you would think that swingers would also be motivated to consistently practice safer sex methods as well).
Thanks for posting this, I'm passing on to my sexologist friend!