Summer heat sees spike in sex and STIs

When the temperature goes up in the summer so do the number of sexual partners and STIs, research from Victoria shows.

Sexual health clinics see a peak in infections such as non-gonococcal urethritis during the summer months, which coincides with an increase in the reported number of sexual partners.

Whether it is the hotter weather increasing libido or more opportunities for sex during the holiday season, sexual health physicians say their findings show that summer is the best time to target safe sex messages for patients.

The findings come from a retrospective analysis of patient