Sexual AttItudes: Women less aware of Aids danger

Twice as many women as men don't practice safe sex and are less likely to think that Aids is an issue when considering sex, according to a survey.

The magazine Club-On interviewed 100 men and women out clubbing about attitudes to sex and found that while 66 per cent of heterosexuals and 78 per cent of homosexuals practice safe sex, more than four out of five had engaged in unprotected sex.

The higher number of women - 31 per cent compared with 12 per cent of men - who say they don't practice safe sex is probably because messages have made greater impression on the gay community than amongst heterosexual couples. More than half of men and more than a third of women said they had had sex in a club and the majority of both sexes said they went to clubs "to pull".