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Table 3 Change in sexual behaviour, safe sex and unintended consequences among dating app users

From: Motivations, dating app relationships, unintended consequences and change in sexual behaviour in dating app users at an Australian music festival

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Change in sexual behaviour after app use (N = 442) 146 (33.0%)
Specific behaviour changes (N = 140)
Increased frequency of sexual activity 98 (70.0%)
Increased number of sexual partners 80 (57.1%)
Increased experimentation 59 (42.1%)
Other 2 (1.4%)
Discussion of STI status with a sexual partner Met via app (N = 325) Not met via app (N = 385)
Always 52 (16.0%) 63 (16.4%)
Often 41 (12.6%) 56 (14.5%)
Sometimes 107 (32.9%) 142 (36.9%)
Never 125 (38.5%) 124 (32.2%)
Condom use with a sexual partner Met via App (N = 325) Not met via app (N = 391)
Always 120 (36.9%) 117 (29.9%)
Often 72 (22.2%) 94 (24.0%)
Sometimes 92 (28.3%) 117 (29.9%)
Never 43 (13.2%) 63 (16.1%)
Unwanted pregnancy from dating app partner (N = 429) 12 (2.8%)  
STI contracted from dating app partner (N = 429) 37 (8.6%)