Last week I wrote about how women should not be shamed or embarrassed for having sex in abundance. And while I stand behind every word 100 percent, my conscience (and a Twitter follower) started to niggle at me just a wee bit.
So here I am, doing the responsible thing. I know, I know.
I had considered adding an STD disclaimer to the post, but wanted the focus to remain on societal attitudes toward women’s sexuality, not veer into the repercussions of casual sex. It was a writer’s choice.
I trust everyone knows that unprotected sex and sometimes even protected sex have the potential to lead to viruses and infections and other dangerous situations like 10-pound humans emerging from your vag. And the more partners you have, the more your risk goes up, as I mentioned in this post.
And if you didn’t know, I’m telling you now. That’s just the deal, folks.
However, this deal goes for both men and women alike. So if we’re going to frown upon having a bountiful number (and what is bountiful, anyway?) of sexual partners, let’s frown in a non-discriminatory way, shall we?
That’s all I’m sayin’.
Actually, it’s not. Don’t frown. You’ll get frown lines. And judging others is lame. That doesn’t negate my other point: STDs are real. And a bad thing.
Um, can I go now?
P.S. Sorry to be a killjoy.
P.P.S. Wear a condom. Always.
P.P.P.S. Even if you wear condoms, you can still get herpes or warts or crabs. And condoms can break.
P.P.P.P.S. My conscience is somewhat clearer, but I feel like your mom.
P.P.P.P.P.S. I snickered a little when I wrote “P.P.” Maybe not so much your mom.
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