British girls and their risky holiday sex

A survey by a popular women's magazine in Britain has revealed that many young women put themselves at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infection (STI's) by having unprotected sex while on holiday.

The survey by the magazine 'More' found that although six in ten women said they always carry condoms on holiday, the remaining forty per cent said they only occasionally carried them or did not carry them at all.

Possibly of more concern is that 50% said they were worried about picking up an STI as they did not always use protection.

More magazine which is a health and lifestyle publication surveyed 2,000 women with an average age of 25 and discovered that women were more sexually active while on holiday and over 80 per cent reported having sex with a "fellow holidaymaker".

The survey also found that more than a third had sex with a local, and almost a quarter had sex with a member of hotel staff, 18 per cent with a tour rep and 2 per cent with member of the airline crew.

While a quarter of the women had been unfaithful to partners, only a minority had been found out once they returned home.

One-third of those questioned admitted having slept with at least two men during the same holiday and one in six has had a fling with three or more men.

In terms of personal safety almost half of the group said they had suffered sexual harassment on holiday, a third had been mugged and four per cent had been attacked.

More magazine, says while 60 per cent of women said they always take condoms on holiday the worry is the 40 per cent who don't.


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