BackgroundChecks.Org notes apps like Grindr and Tinder have increased the amount of casual sex and the risk of STDs.
Another important note: “Chlamydia rates also rose in most states, and remains the most common STD in the nation, which is often attributed to the fact that most people infected do not experience symptoms.”
Here are the top 10 most sexually diseased states:
1. Alaska 2. Mississippi 3. Louisiana 4. Georgia 5. New Mexico 6. North Carolina 7. South Carolina 8. Arkansas 9. Delaware 10. Oklahoma
Georgia rose to No. 4, three spots higher than last year, as the rate of residents with gonorrhea increased by more than 40 per 100,000 people.
North Carolina fell to the No. 6 spot from its No. 3 ranking in 2016 after seeing a decrease in chlamydia infections.
Oklahoma fell two spots from eighth place in 2016.