The GU Clinic at Mater Dei has issued a warning over a rise in STIs in Malta among men who reported they attended group sex parties.
Noting the “worrying trend”, the clinic, led by Dr Valeska Padovese, said that several men had sought help at the clinic in recent months after symptoms began to appear following their attendance at these group sex parties.
“Over the last six months, these events have been going on and over these last weeks we’ve seen some really bad cases of STIs at the GU Clinic,” Padovese told Lovin Malta. “They seem to stem from organised orgies involving 10 to 15 people having unprotected chemsex – and the patients told us these parties were going on every weekend in Malta.”
STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact, and can be found in both males and females.
Padovese noted that patients are both Maltese and foreign, and most are self-reporting, though some were referred to the clinic via local NGOs. Many of them recounted how drugs were being used to prolong the sessions, with some parties “starting Saturday evening and finishing 10 hours later on Sunday morning”.
“There is no judgement here, and this is just a friendly message to the community,” Padovese emphasised, saying she wanted to raise awareness especially in light of a spike in syphilis in Malta.
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