We're Number One: STDs Hit Record High, Resistant Gonorrhea Emerges


"The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The trend is exacerbated by the fact that gonorrhea could soon become resistant to antibiotic treatment, the CDC said in a statement Tuesday. Prevention efforts have also stagnated, and people are using condoms less frequently, said one expert.

“We are sliding backward,” Jonathan Mermin, director of the agency’s national STD center, said in a statement. “It is evident the systems that identify, treat and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point.”

Who said this generation can’t achieve anything?

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condom companies losing money so they put forth this study. With the advent of porn, sex doll brothels, and social media creating anti social behavior, casual sex is def lower vs previous generations.

you what, bruv?

On a random tangent, another curious thing I’ve noticed in the US is how much more prevalent cold sores are. That’s the only reason i can think of why people here get so outraged by parents kissing their kids on the lips

This is mostly with teens and younger moms, it seems like. At church I saw this one young woman kissing her baby on the MOUTH and CPS didn’t do anything.

Noticed this too lately.

If we changed the term “herpes” to something more light-hearted, maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal anymore. (btw- I’m clean)