Safe sexual intercourse has many health benefits. But when the sex is with multiple partners, some risks may get attached to it as well. According to a study published by BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, having more sexual partners is linked to a higher likelihood of cancer and life-limiting chronic conditions. A total of 5, participants were asked about their sexual past and self-reported their health conditions. Sexual partners were grouped in categories of , , and 10 and over. This was an observational study and does not imply causation.
Multiple sex partners
Multiple sex partners - Wikipedia
Multiple sex partners is the measure and incidence of engaging in sexual activities with two or more people within a specific time period. Sexual activity with MSP can happen simultaneously or serially. MSP includes sexual activity between people of a different gender or the same gender. A person can be said to have multiple sex partners, when the person have sex with more than one person at the same time.
Having more than 10 sexual partners could increase the risk of cancer: Study
To examine time-varying associations between predictors of recent multiple sexual partners from middle adolescence through young adulthood. Data were analyzed using the time-varying effect model, which estimates associations between predictors and an outcome as a function of near-continuous time. Significant positive associations between substance use and multiple partners were strongest early in adolescence, and decreased sharply by around age The significant positive association between depression and sexual behavior weakened with age, remaining significant in young adulthood for women, but not men. These findings suggest that factors associated with having multiple recent sexual partners change from middle adolescence through young adulthood.
The relationship between chronic diseases and number of sexual partners: an exploratory analysis. It may be hard to believe, but both of these refer to same medical research. The first one is the actual title of the research, which provides no information about its findings.