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Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis, oh my! Sure, these STDs may be curable, but it's safe to say that nobody wants to be burdened by that sort of unsettling medical diagnosis. We've told ya'll time and time again that while we think sex is a beautiful thing, you HAVE to take the necessary precautions to ensure that it's SAFE, otherwise we can't in all good consciousness support it. I'm not going to provide any visuals in this article that relay the symptoms of these STDs, but please feel free to Google them on your own and perhaps you'll get the point.
Moving forward, it turns out that certain demographic features actually play a HUGE roll in your likelihood of contracting an STD. Casino.Org details:
"From where you live to how old you are and the number of sexual partners you’ve had, we added up the odds of you walking away with an STD. With more than 19 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. every year, it’s important to understand where the risk lies. We explored the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, which have federally funded programs for prevention, and have seen increases of 5.9%, 12.8%, and 19%, respectively, over the previous year of the CDC report. Continue reading to see what we learned."
STD Rates Based On Number Of Partners & Gender
- Women had the worse odds when it came to chlamydia, with more than double the likelihood of contracting it from just one partner – and their odds only got worse as that number expanded.
STD Rates Based On State
- States like North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia also had some of the highest rates of these STDs.
STD Rates Based On Age
- When considering the odds of contracting an STD, men and women between the ages of 15 and 29 have the highest rates of occurrences.
Remember folks, get out there, get tested, know your status, and NO GLOVE, NO LOVE.