Today’s post is about sexual health. Because part of being an adult is taking care of yourself and according to some statistics from the Center for Disease Control, we aren’t doing that great of a job.
The CDC estimates that there are 19 MILLION new infections every year in the United States.
Let me repeat that for you – 19 MILLION new infections EVERY YEAR.
According to the 2010 census there are 243,275,505 people 16 and older.
(I’m not saying that 16 is the age you should become sexually active but, given today’s society I felt that was a generous benchmark to use.)
That means each year almost 8% of sexual active Americans will get an STD.
Some more scary statistics for you:
Young people account for only 25% of sexually active Americans but acquire 50% of all new STD’s.
1 in 5 Americans has genital herpes, yet 80% is unaware of they have it.
1 in 4 Americans will contract an STD at some point in their lives.
Don’t be a fucktard, kids. Wrap it up. Every time.
I know we’ve all heard it before, “But it doesn’t feel the same. Come on baby.”
Well, I’m pretty sure having your fun parts inflamed probably doesn’t feel great.
(I was going to insert a picture of inflamed fun parts but it was just waaay too gross. You’re welcome and remember, if it’s too gross to look at, you definitely don’t want to get it.)
Pushing an eight pound bundle of joy out your vagina won’t feel good either.
Pulling out is for dummies who like changing diapers.
With the prevalence (and media celebration) of baby daddies and baby mamas today, why don’t more people think before they put it in the pink? Kids (like herpes) are forever. That also means the person you have said kid with is going to be in your life forever.
Think before you achieve penetration next time:
“Am I prepared to have a child with this person?”
“When was the last time this person was tested for STD’s?”
“When was the last time I was tested for STD’s?”
Do yourself a favor. Get tested. Today.
A couple links to help you, help yourself: