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'Four to 10 sexual partners a day'

A QUEENSLAND clinic specialising in sexual health is treating some patients who are having four to 10 sexual partners a day.

A change in dating culture has been blamed for a surge in sexually transmitted diseases in Queensland.

The ABC reported there were more than 4000 cases of gonorrhoea in the Sunshine State, up 32 per cent, from 3038 in the previous year.

Queensland Health figures showed 27,506 people were diagnosed with an STI in 2016.

About 82 per cent of cases were for chlamydia.

Most cases were recorded Brisbane's Metro North and Metro South reporting areas.

Dr Wendell Rosevear, who runs a Brisbane-based medical centre that specialises in sexual health, said a change in dating culture was likely to blame in the rise of infections.

Dr Rosevear said he "quite frequently" treated patients who had between four and 10 sexual partners a day.

"We're seeing some new dynamics where people want instant sex, via the internet, so people will have multiple partners in a day," he said.

More on this at ABC News

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