Hey fellas. How’s it goin’? It’s time we have a little chat.
Have you ever read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell? It’s a fast and fascinating read — highly recommended. And yes, reading is cool. Based on the theories within said book, little things can make a big difference. One example used is that of an outbreak of syphilis that consumed first a local community and then a geographic region. No joke.
It’s because of statistics like these that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has offered a stark warning this Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, they’ve offered it early in the day, so people have some time to burn this into their memory, before they get hopped up on hormones and liquor, and go looking for a partner who also finds themselves in the “I don’t have a Valentine” category.
According to the CDC, the United States is currently in the midst of a widespread STD (or STI — sexually transmitted infection) epidemic.
The CDC says STDs cost tax payers roughly $16 billion annually in treatments and remedies. Why the cost? Twenty million new infections are reported on an annual basis, and 50 percent of the individuals treated are between the ages of 15 and 24.
My brothers: wrapping it up just isn’t enough. You dig? You may consider the thought of a one night stand with a hot stranger a conquest, but let’s just say that your abilities to compete with Casanova will be no match for the conquistador that can ravage your cue stick… as well as your insides. Some of that stuff you can never get rid of. Ever.
Be smart with your sexuality, fellas. Winning one game is nice, but a long, injury-free career with a championship is the way to go.