Woman contracts genital herpes from watching Love Island
A Lancashire woman has contacted genital herpes from watching multiple episodes of Love Island, The Conch News can report.
The hit ITV2 show, infamous for explicit sexual behaviour, has not previously been known to transmit sexual transmitted infections (STIs). However, sexual health experts are now warning viewers they are at risk and should take the necessary precautions before watching the raunchy reality programme.
High risk behaviour
Doctors at STI clinic in Blackpool where the woman’s case was confirmed say she contracted after multiple exposures to Love Island.
Doctor Steven van Crab said:
“Watching Love Island for hours with multiple partners is high risk behaviour. With more and more young people watching this highly sexualised show, we are in danger of an STI epidemic – not just genital herpes, but also bacterial infections, such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia.”