Tuesday 17 October 2017

Third of youngsters have 'unsafe sex while drunk'

Allison Bray

Allison Bray

MORE than a third of college students have had drunken unprotected sex and been hospitalised, injured, and/or found themselves in dangerous situations after binge drinking.

A nationwide poll of 1,450 third-level students conducted over the past week reveals a disturbing trend in which they are putting themselves at risk due to heavy drinking.

Some 37pc of respondents admitted to being injured or hospitalised due to alcohol-related injuries.

The survey, commissioned by the college student website oxygen.ie and Student Marketing Network, also found that a fifth of respondents said they were so drunk they couldn't even remember having sex.

Colman Byrne, managing director of Student Marketing Network, said: "We were shocked at the results coming in."

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