Ladies and gentlemen, the state of our increasingly promiscuous nation:
Yes, this may come as no surprise to most of you since the "love is love" crowd has essentially taken over our culture, but it turns out that once you allow a nation to accept promiscuity and kink into its heart it becomes quite the problem.
Sharply rising cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26% rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — are prompting U.S. health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts…
Infections rates for some STDs, including gonorrhea and syphilis, have been rising for years. Last year the rate of syphilis cases reached its highest since 1991 and the total number of cases hit its highest since 1948. HIV cases are also on the rise, up 16% last year.
And an international outbreak of monkeypox, which is being spread mainly between men who have sex with other men, has further highlighted the nation's worsening problem with diseases spread mostly through sex.
David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, called the situation "out of control."
I'll repeat that again: "Out of control."
Notice the wording there in that paragraph on Monkeypox: "Men who have sex with other men." You'll see more of that below, because it's a trend.
But first I want to turn our attention toward what "experts" see as a solution to this STD epidemic, because it says a lot about our culture.
Officials are working on new approaches to the problem, such as home-test kits for some STDs that will make it easier for people to learn they are infected and to take steps to prevent spreading it to others, Mena said.
Another expert said a core part of any effort must work to increase the use of condoms.
These are not solutions. They're bandaids of sorts. In fact, many of these STDs – Herpes, Syphilis, HPV – can be transmitted even when a condom is used.
And home testing is only useful if (1) people actually go out and get them, and (2) those who test positive on these tests cease their lifestyle of promiscuity.
The real solution is losing the promiscuity in our culture altogether.
[B]y 2002 [Syphilis] cases began rising again, largely among gay and bisexual men, and they kept going. In late 2013, CDC ended its elimination campaign in the face of limited funding and escalating cases, which that year surpassed 17,000.
By 2020 cases had reached nearly 41,700 and they spiked even further last year, to more than 52,000.
The rate of cases has been rising, too, hitting about 16 per 100,000 people last year. That's the highest in three decades.
Rates are highest in men who have sex with men, and among Black and Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. While the rate for women is lower than it is for men, officials noted that [it] has been rising more dramatically — up about 50% last year.
So as a nation I think we need to take a long hard look in the mirror here and realize that "acceptance" isn't always the answer.
Sure, women and straight men spread these diseases as well, but everybody knows women are way less likely to say "yes" when it comes to intercourse than men are. Therefore, when you have a man and a man – and, in some cases, men and many more men – the chances of getting a "yes" are very much increased. And so is the spread of disease.
Condoms and testing aren't going to solve this problem.
Soul searching will.
Until then, this out-of-control STD epidemic will continue to run its course.
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