Non-fresh Freshers getting fresh

Oh those heady days at University where your first few weeks were spent worrying more about the proximity of your bed to the union bar and the nearest pub than the place where you slept last night. And the person you slept with. Although one survey by the British Dental Journal revealed a considerable drop of the number of students taking drugs between 1998 and 2008, the sex-life of British students seems to have got worse.

With half of all students surveyed by Oxford University in 2009 admitting to not having used protection whilst starting university, it seems that the 16-24 year old age group in Britain is more likely to have an STD than any other group in society, the Metro Online reports:

'Chlamydia emerges as the most common sexually transmitted infection in Britain, accounting for around 120,000 cases a year, with two-thirds among 16 to 24-year-olds, even though they account for just 12 per cent of the population. Diagnosis of genital herpes is currently seeing the steepest rise with 55 per cent of all new cases reported coming from the same age group.'

Interestingly enough, the surveys also revealed that only 15% of students were likely to be virgins, students studying history had more colourful sexual histories than other students and that if you were gay, you were more likely to get a first-class degree when you graduated. Oh, to be a university sexual health advisor!

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