After a controversial transition to a for-profit model in 2011, which brought million in funding in the past two years, growing pains have set in.
In October, layoffs claimed an estimated 40 percent of the staff, and CEO Tony Espinoza announced his departure — giving an opening to competitors like Be Welcome and Hospitality Club.
Although the company has initiated a doubling down on mobile, the experience of users like Riccardo might suggest another path to profitability. The almost decade-old Couchsurfing, which is available in 100,000 cities across the globe, is becoming the go-to hookup app for a certain class of young world travelers.
To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.Figures from Queensland Health showed 27,506 people were diagnosed with an STI in 2016, up 10 per cent on the previous year.About 82 per cent of cases were for chlamydia, however experts have been surprised by a large spike in gonorrhoea.Dr Rosevear said he "quite frequently" treated patients who had between four and 10 sexual partners a day, and those people faced significant risks if they were having unsafe sex."I think people are a bit immune to the burden of having to be safe with sex and a lot of people don't like condoms.But also there is now a sense of entitlement where people think: 'it's my right to have unsafe sex'."Dr Rosevear said many people who contracted STIs were naive, but also said some doctors were not providing adequate treatment."I think quite a lot of doctors aren't aware that these epidemics exist to even test for them, screen for them or treat them," he said.