You may not expect the occurrence of STDs to change depending on the season. Recent research shows, however, that an increase in heat is connected to an increase in sexual activity and an increase in STDs.
With this fact in mind researchers have found out that the rate at which STDs are transmitted increases or double during the summer time. The very famous 1967 summer of love had hippies all over craving some loving. That tradition is still alive today with people partaking in sexual acts in a very large scale during summer.
That summer of 1967 was one of the worst ones when it came to the increase in STDs. After adequate research the department of health found out that there was a rise in sexually transmitted disease more than 160 percent higher than it was before that summer. This was in the United States alone.
The same increase during summer months is seen in our present day. With students mostly at home and out of school, the sexual temptations are causing sexually transmitted diseases to occur more frequently.
Most people who are infected with a sexually transmitted disease are not aware. It is reported that the sexual activity of any young adult between the ages of 15 and 24 increases during the summer. Because of these reasons, it is recommended that students should undergo STD testing at least once a year.
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