Only one in three New Yorkers uses condoms during sex

A new study by the NYC Department of Health found that 66 percent of adults in the city did not use the contraceptive during their last hookup

New York, please do better: A recent survey found that 31.8 percent of adult New Yorkers used a condom the last time they had sex—or just one in three. Sadly, the poll, conducted by the city's health department, shows that rate essentially hasn't changed since Mayor Bloomberg's election in 2003. Since then, the city has spent millions promoting safe sex by distributing free condoms and even branding its own rubber—seemingly to no avail. On the bright side, the poll did show an increase in condom use in 18- to 24-year-olds and people at risk for HIV.

The study also explored the number of partners of more than 4 million sexually active New Yorkers. Randy East Harlem residents had the highest percentage of adults with three or more sex partners (20 percent), and 457,000 Gothamites overall claimed to have three or more partners. (Then again, our 2012 sex poll found that 49% of respondents lie about their number.)

(h/t New York Post)

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