New Zealand’s chlamydia rate is getting worse because of excessive drinking by young people and a Hollywood-inspired culture of sex without commitment, specialists say. Nationally more than 8000 cases of the sexual infection were treated in clinics last year, up from 6959 in 2006. “We have all the media in the world encouraging people to have sex as if it’s okay with no real emotional involvement. All the big Hollywood stars do it, they do it on all the sitcoms on television,” said Auckland sexual health specialist Dr Janet Say.

– Martin Johnston

via Hollywood gets blame for sex disease hike – National – NZ Herald News.