Gonorrhea gonna scare you straight.
Remember all the funk you learned about in high school health class–or the stuff you’re currently learning about in summer school…or via pamphlet from your doctor who has recently divulged, “I hate to tell you this, but this is what you’ve contracted…” Forcing you to run back through your mental Rolodex–remember the Rolodex–of mistakes you made in the previous several months, OR over the past week if you’re a real quality slut or man-whore.
Truly, I jest–but this is some scary stuff…on a few levels.
Scientists have discovered an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea. If you’re unfamiliar, in the past, gonorrhea, also referred to as the clap (No, the clap isn’t chlamydia), or the drip, was a sexually transmitted bacterial disease that could be treated with an annoyed roll of the eyes and some pretty potent antibiotics. Now, it’s looking like the disease is doing what diseases do–adapt and mutate to survive.
More and more bacterial and viral diseases are adapting to resist our best defenses, from the common cold to the funk that makes your intimates ever so ick. If you need further evidence, just do a google image search for gonorrhea–you may never sleep soundly again.
After the AIDS scare and subsequent rapid education in the 80s and 90s, most STD cases dropped significantly, including gonorrhea, which is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Then, as education became less emphatic, STDs, especially gonorrhea, showed a significant rise–especially in dudes between the ages of 30-39. Hear that?
Clearly we’re not here to educate you at Manolith, but seriously: Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain. Yeah?