At LA Times, They Wonder What Causes the Increase in STDs

On the left coast, it’s a mystery……. how are more people getting STDs?  Apparently the City of Angels  is now crawling.  Reporter Soumya Karlamangla, of the Los Angeles Times  is thinking that the dating apps, so effective for arranging quickies, might have something to do with it.

It’s easy.  More people will do it with anyone, anywhere, particularly in whacky Los Angeles.  STD testing kits are touted as a means to prevent the spread, but it’s one thing to get your home test for “buggs”, and another thing to obtain effective treatment.   Either venture, the purchase of the test, and seeking the treatment, has both cost and stigma attached, and it has long been noted  that those testing positive may not return for the cure.  Additionally many of the STDs  are never cured, and often last much longer than  marriages.

Consider the possibility that mutual STD tests might become a part of foreplay for a new couple, who  want to make sure that they have matching infections.  The medically literate sometimes like to use the euphemism “STI” instead, since sexually transmitted INFECTION somehow seems gentler to them than sexually transmitted DISEASE.

Pondering the accelerating spread of STDs,  it’s sort of understandable  that  so many of the Japanese simply don’t want to bother with sex anymore.  That society is  literally starting to check out of life.

Hey!  How about sticking with one partner?

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