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Survey finds many women prefer vacation sex

A recent survey conducted by TripCentral.ca and IPSOS Reid revealed that more than half of women think the sex they have while they're on vacation is better than the sex they have while they're at home.

The poll of more than 1,000 Canadian women found several reasons why many prefer sex away from home. Less stress, additional time to relax, a romantic setting and more time to enjoy sex were among the most popular reasons. 

Other studies reveal that people are more likely to engage in casual sex while they're on vacation. According to a recent article in Psychology Today, 21 percent of men and 17 percent of women reported having casual sex while away for a spring break getaway. 

Experts say many of these casual sexual liaisons are caused by the consumption of alcohol, which can lower an individual's inhibitions, especially when it comes to sex.

"It is clear that women become much more sexually liberated when they are out of their comfort zone," MissTravel.com CEO Brandon Wade told the Daily Mail. "Travel is a great aphrodisiac. It shakes up your normal routine and makes everyone, not just women, much more sexually adventurous."

However, experts warn that regardless of why a person decides to have sex while they're on vacation, it's important for them to think about the consequences of their actions. For instance, sex with someone you meet on vacation can increase your risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. After all, you may not know his or her sexual history and may not use the proper protection. 

Additionally, according to Aids Response Effort, many destinations with beautiful beaches are under-developed countries that have higher STD rates. 

Individuals who have engaged in risky sexual behavior on vacation or elsewhere should discuss STD testing with a healthcare professional. Even though many STDS don't always cause symptoms, they can result in serious long-term health problems and can be unknowingly transferred to sexual partners if left untreated.

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