Swansea Revealed As The Top City For One Night Stands

07/01/2014 20:06 | Updated 23 January 2014

It's not called STI January for nothing - this month, after a season of beer/rum/whisky/mulled wine goggles, the price for all that bed-hopping must be paid.

Especially in Swansea, which ranked highest for being the most likely place for a person to have a one-night stand. In a survey to highlight the risk of sexually transmitted infections, adults were 19% more likely to sleep with a stranger, followed by Edinburgh and Birmingham (both 11%).

It also proves you shouldn't believe what you see on TV show Geordie Shore (it features a shed called 'the f**k hut' - use your imagination) - Newcastle is one of the best behaved, with only 4% admitting to a fling in December.

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The survey also found that 13% people had sex without a condom, with someone they didn't know. It also found that under 25s are most likely to have a fling, while 25 - 34-year-olds were most at risk of having unprotected sex.


Dr Nitin Shori, medical director of the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service who commissioned the survey and a GP, said: “The new year is a notorious time for STI cases and we’re preparing for a busy month. An unplanned pregnancy can often be people’s main worry when it comes to unprotected sex, so getting an STI can be a shock.

“The symptoms of many sexually transmitted infections are often silent or easily mistaken for something else – meaning an infection could be left unnoticed and spread to others. Chlamydia is a prime example of this – it is common for symptoms to be vague and ignored, but it can have considerable health implications, including infertility in women.”

A report from Public Health England indicated that chlamydia remains the most commonly diagnosed STI – with more than 200,000 UK cases recorded annually.

Dr Shori adds: “Gonorrhoea, genital warts and herpes are also rife, but like most STIs are usually easily treated with a course of antibiotics or creams. Sexual health can be embarrassing for people to speak about, but whatever the condition, early detection and treatment is always advisable.”


1. Swansea (19%)

2. Edinburgh (11%)

3. Birmingham (11%)

4. London (10%)

5. Chelmsford (9%)

6. Coventry (9%)

7. Brighton and Hove (9%)

8. Oxford (9%)

9. Manchester (8%)

10. Belfast (8%)

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