Thursday 23 November 2017

Find out how many sexual partners you've been indirectly exposed to with online calculator

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

The Lloyds Online Doctor scalculator will tell you how many sexual partners you've indirectly been exposed to through the 'sexual six degrees of separation'.

Users can enter in how many sexual partners they've had in each age bracket and the calculator will "calculate how many people your partners are likely to have slept with before you". However - it doesn't stop there. Adhering to the sexual six degrees of seperation, the device will then "calculate your partners' partners, and their partners' partners, and so on - for just six degrees".

The numbers returned are very likely to shock.

The calculator is a stunt to promote safe sex and encourage regular STI checks.

"Even when using condoms, you're still at risk from STIs such as warts and herpes, and you may already be carrying a symptomless STI, so it's safest to get tested after each new partner".

The website stresses that the "calculator is not a diagnostic tool".

"Instead, it demonstrates the high STI exposure rate that can exist and how your risk of contracting them increases with each new partner".

"When it comes to STIs, you need to be aware of the bigger picture – it’s not just direct sexual contact with one person that you need to worry about".

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