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
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