Let’s talk about sex baby…

That’s right…I said the ‘S’ word….sex.  Let’s all take a minute an giggle and now we can move on, and if you’re uncomfortable with this topic, stop reading now.

I had my yearly girl doc appointment today, and I got into a very interesting conversation with her; sex.  Part of the yearly check up process is talking about sexual activity and std’s.

Specifically, are you sexually active? is one of the questions.  My answer No.  Followed up with how long has it been since you were last sexually active?  Drum roll please…..over 2 years.  That’s right, over 2 years and guess what I’m incredibly proud of that.  I don’t know if you know this, but it’s a scary world out there.  Don’t believe me, look at these stats;

  • 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year
  • 80% of people who have a sexually transmitted disease experience no noticeable symptoms
  • One in five people in the United States has an STD
  • One in five Americans have genital herpes, yet 90 percent of those with herpes are unaware they have it
  • Less than half of adults ages 18 to 44 have ever been tested for an STD other than HIV / AIDS

In the United States, the number of people affected:

Chlamydia:   4 million

Trichomoniasis (“trich”):   3 million

Gonorrhea (“clap”):   1.1 million

Genital Warts (HPV): 750,000

Genital Herpes 40 million affected, with as many as 500,000 new cases each year

Hepatitis B:   300,000

Syphilis:   120,000

HIV:  1 million affected, with as many as 45,000 new AIDS cases reported each year.

Now I’m all for taking risks, but this is certainly one risk I’m not willing to take.  My body is my temple and I shall treat it as such.

Today’s WOD: REST

4 thoughts on “Let’s talk about sex baby…

  1. Kate,

    I’m with Web. BUT…
    If you find someone you love and the two of you decide you’re meant for each other, get tested, get condoms and PLEASE have sex. Why? Because sex is worth a calculated and well planned risk with someone you love. Great post.

    Ben

  2. While I’m not going to throw my stats in the ring here, If you’re headed to the games with those stats…I’m definitely a contender at regionals at this point. Scary stuff.

  3. Kate – i have a whole new admiration for you!!! When you respect yourself others will too – and if a man can’t understand that he is certainly NOT worth your time. On a personal note, once i put it out there in the dating world that if that was what someone was seeking with me they should move on, it eliminated guys quickly. Their loss. Cuz I’m WORTH IT!! That’s what I teach my daughters and so glad to tell them you feel the same =)

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