News that’s appropriate for Valentine’s day

That is that STDs are rocking the love connections and all is not well in the land of love:

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds. Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 – who only make up a quarter of the population, according to the statistics. Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.

There ain’t no such thing as “free” anything is the lesson to learn here. Even when it comes to sex. You pay for it. I suspect most guys will be paying for it today anyway. To me Valentine’s day is just another commericalized day where businesses force guys, and have no doubt that the guys are the ones that are doing the paying, to spend money on women. Enjoy it.

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  1. CM

    That is that STDs are rocking the love connections and all is not well in the land of love

    But as Pink says:

    “But just because it burns
    Doesn’t mean you’re gonna die
    You’ve gotta get up and try try try”

    Well, get up and go to the clinic anyway.

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  2. CM

    On ya. Funny is funny, hate it when people can’t laugh simply because of where it comes from. (Just like music can be great no matter who it is that makes it)

    BTW, are the Pistorius jokes (e.g. Pistolius) going around in your neck of the woods?

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  3. AlexInCT *

    Is Oscar the guy with the metal legs from SA that shot his girlfriend, CM?

    He says it was an accident, but I think he just wanted to break up with her permanently.

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  4. Ed Kline

    Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 – who only make up a quarter of the population,

    Not quite sure what to make of that statistic. Does that include young children who aren’t having sex, and doesn’t it also make sense that they ( 15-24) would be the age group that is most sexually active without typically being married?

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