Half of young British men visiting Ibiza have unprotected sex
- By: Richard Hurley
One in 10 men visiting Ibiza have sex with at least six people, half do not use condoms, and the proportion of visitors having unprotected sex is increasing, according to new research (Sex Transm Infect 2004;80:43-7). One in four men and one in seven women had sex with more than one person during an average 10 day stay, fuelling concern over the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Researchers from the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University surveyed 1500 British travellers aged 16-35 who were waiting yo check in for their flight home in 2000, 2001, and 2002. The anonymous questionnaires asked their reasons for visiting Ibiza and their sexual behaviour on the island and back home. Although most people visited the island for its music and clubs, a fifth of men went for sex and a similar proportion for drugs.
The survey also indicates that one in