Has Casual Sex Simply Become to Dangerous to be Worth It?

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS!

There's been alarming info coming out lately showing that the spread of STDs is out of control. Seventeen magazine says:

"Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report 2015 reveals that last year, the combined number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis — the three most common STIs in the U.S. — reached a record high. Over 1.5 million chlamydia cases were reported, while nearly 400,000 cases of gonorrhea and nearly 24,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis were — that's a respective 6 percent increase, a 13 percent increase, and a 19 percent increase over the year before. Young people are getting hit especially hard, with those ages 15 to 24 receiving almost two-thirds of chlamydia diagnoses and half of gonorrhea diagnoses."

Has Casual Sex Simply Become to Dangerous to be Worth It?

The likely reason for these increases is ORAL SEX. Consider these facts from other new articles:

- British doctors say oral sex is now the principal mode of transmission of drug-resistant gonorrhoea and thought to be the main way that people contract genital herpes

- research is increasingly pointing to "deep kissing" and oral sex as major culprits in HPV transmission

- cancers of the mouth and throat caused by HPV are up 56% in males since 1992 and could actually surpass the rate of HPV-induced cervical cancer in women

- in my country the government claims that 75% of people who are sexually active become infected with HPV at some point

- these mouth and throat cancers may take years or even decades to develop

"The fact that we're seeing these things now is a reflection of ... the changes in sexual mores of the '60s and '70s which eventually brought oral sex to be part of people's lives," according to head of oncology at McGill University.

Has Casual Sex Simply Become to Dangerous to be Worth It?

The Canadian Press profiled a 52-year-old man named Terry Patterson who got HPV cancer on his tonsil, despite being really fit and active. He had to undergo 7 weeks of radiation treatment and chemo. This caused his throat to close up until he couldn't eat, so for months he had to be fed through a feeding tube inserted in his abdomen! He lost 45 pounds and got third-degree burns from the radiation.

STDs are so widespread now, they can easily be found within the small celebrity world. Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham and Britney Spears all have herpes (so does Lindsay Lohan but that's no surprise). Michael Douglas said that the throat cancer he recently beat was caused by cunnilingus. And there's evidence that Jim Carrey gave his ex-girlfriend multiple STDs, which became a factor in her suicide.

I was shocked to learn all this and grew sad thinking about it. If the free love movement of the '60s caused the deadly HPV cancers we're seeing now in baby boomers, imagine how hard Millennials will get hit later. We now live in a world where the majority of people catch an STI at some point and everyone except total celibates and virgins must get repeatedly vaccinated and tested. Seems like we humans have caused this disease problem ourselves through our modern cavalier attitudes toward sex. Thanks Tinder!

Has Casual Sex Simply Become to Dangerous to be Worth It?

Is casual sex worth all this trouble? Is the answer more drugs, vaccines, and condom use during oral? Or should more people be abstinent? Sound off below!

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Most Helpful Girl

  • You can be asymptomatic and have neg blood tests, when you are actually infected with an STD. So... many people catch stds even in committed relationships. And ofc, it may take weeks for a positive result to show up on a test, or even months.

Most Helpful Guy

  • I agree with this premise especially in these days - Seriously I would only have sex now with someone I was in a relationship with - I wouldn't dream of having casual sex for many reasons but this is one of them.

    • Agreed. Its not worth contracting these disgusting viruses

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  • I don't think it's worth it, so I've never done it and I never will. But, even if those risks all went away, I'd still feel that way.

    If you want an orgasm and can give it to yourself, then there you go, you have an orgasm -- and with no risk. But, if you want fulfillment and connection, that just doesn't happen with casual sex. That type of connection is dependent upon time, knowledge about the other person, experience, etc. -- None of that is casual, and without it, you're left with someone who doesn't have any idea what will really pleases you, let alone do they even care. Not to mention the fact that if you don't know a person, they could literally be anyone...

    I read an article with testimonies from women who had gotten caught up in the casual sex trend in culture and they were miserable. So, apparently I'm not far off in my feelings on this -- and all without having to make the mistake of doing it myself. (Wahoo!)

    • "I read an article with testimonies from women who had gotten caught up in the casual sex trend in culture and they were miserable." How many people die in car accidents? Are you still using cars? If you read an article that says some girls are having a bad experience (especially in a magazine that may have an agenda or, say, a gag mytake), it's no proof that something is necessarily all bad. Let's all use good judgment and not fall to self described alarmists trying to manipulate us.

  • No, casual sex is amazing. If you use protection and are careful with you who are with it isn't dangerous at all. In fact, the world needs more casual sex!

    • what does casual sex mean? I am a non-native English speaker.

    • @Vivaldi To me, it means sex purely for enjoyment or entertainment purposes, outside of long-term relationship. It would include things like one night stands, friends with benefits, hookups at parties, bars or through Tinder, swinging, sex clubs, and prostitution.

    • I see.

    • After watching It Follows... yeap :/

  • There are a lot of common things that are stds such as cold sores. If you ever had one congrats you have had an std. but for the more serious stds if you are worried about, just wear a condom, just wear a condom period. Also I as a guy am more worried about false rape accusations in this culture of casual sex.

    • Rape accusations usually happen after actual sex has taken place. I was thinking about that too, cause that is another risk to casual sex besides diseases. Guys who don't do casual sex almost never have to worry about being accused of rape.

    • Exactly, I'm happy I'm not having casual sex or hookup culture whatever it is now a days

    • Interesting

  • Damn. Never knew sex could be so... dangerous. I was planning on asking a question about why std's and testing has become so popular within the last couple of decades or so. I mean, people have been having sex since the first humans on earth. They never seemed to have any problems.

    • Before, the biggest problem was getting someone pregnant. The fear of that happening kept most people from being promiscuous. Also society was more religious and there was a strong social stigma against having sex out of wedlock. After "the Pill" was invented is when things started to change cause now people could sleep around without worrying about pregnancy. In hindsight it seems like contraceptives and birth control upset the natural balance that existed before.

  • I think the answer is greater education. The more people are educated the safer they are likely to be.

  • Important to note: You can have STIs even if you've never had sex. You can have STIs if you've been with the same person for years and were both tested before you did the do. Sex is the most common way STIs are spread, but it's not the only way. Certain STIs can be transmitted other ways. You should still get tested every 6 months, and after each new partner if you are sexually active

  • Title question? YES.

    • It has always been risky, now just more so.

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  • to be honest from my point of view STDs are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the negative consequences that result from casual sex

  • cf.girlsaskguys.com/.../...c-9ce4-585600122162.jpg

    Oh hell! I'm a virgin and I take account of this now v. v

    The reason is just, that people are too stupid to practice safe sex or do not know what they are getting into.

  • Yes STI are spreading like hell by casual sex because a person may think is fine even if they made blood tests (some disseases need some months to show up in blood tests). Also, many people are horny enough to have sex immediately if the other random person looks good and smells good by thinking they can't have stis just because look fine. I prefer fuck buddies or relationships only, having sex with same person for a long time instead of random hook ups

    • Studies show women with 3 or more sexual partners have had at least 1 STI in their lifetime.

    • @BubbleBoy69 Lol so I am lucky not to have sti then... I only have sex with decent girls, but some of my girls had like 2-3 partners some 1 some 0, but more then 3 no one ever had.

  • Casual sex was never worth to practice. Today we have a big issue with HIV, in other centuries it was gonorrhea, among other STD. I am sure HIV has a cure, everything has a cure sooner or later.

  • Naaaahhhh people worry more about slut shaming and how bad it is.

  • nice one

  • Good thing I'm still a virgin then (sorry, that didn't mean to sound funny / sarcastic).

  • I dgaf I like sex

    • Of course, you look like a slut!

    • @Paul34 so says the guy who's probably a virgin

    • You're funny! Technically I'm not. 😂

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  • Why didn't the editor actually change the word "too" in the title?

    Oh I know, she hates me, and knows it makes my skin crawl.

    • Wanna know something depressing? I had spelled it properly as "too" and then they changed it.

    • Those. Stupid. Fuckers.

  • I've done some research on STI OR STDS
    at least from what i can tell
    you can live with them your whole life and be fine
    and from what I have studied HIV is cure able on it's own
    just take care of yourself and let your body do it's job
    constant reports of people being cured by doing nothing
    but taking care of themselves and eating right that's it no medication needed

    • Are you sure about HIV being curable on its own? Because that would be news breaking.

    • @dipta THERE ARE DOZENS of reports on it if you actually do the research if you go back to the 1930s even back then there's reports of it being cured based off what i can tell they want people to take medicine so they can make money and there's plenty of AZT reports killing rather then helping I remember reading a story about a young girl 6 or 7 years old she had HIV she took the medication for years until she was a teen then she decided to stop all medication all together 2 years a later no HIV in her system the report said (now listen to this) that the medication cured her but it didn't show signs of her being cured until 2 years later UGHHH does that make sense nope they so i did some research on the world health organization I don't trust them I believe the doctors, nurses and many others really wanna help but the people at the top only care about money so now I avoid medicine i prefer a natural and I let me body do it's job and try to help it

    • ohh god spelling errors lol

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  • This is why you shouldn't eat girls out. Especially not random sloots. Also, never go ass to mouth and always use a condom. And get her to wash her mouth out before she sucks your dick. I know some girls are attractive but they are filthy creatures. Stay safe guys.

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