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For Your Protection

We held a survey on the blog asking whether our readers preferred protected or unprotected sex. The results were 53% for protected and 47% for unprotected sex. I'm in no way going to judge anyone, that's not how I roll. I'm just going to share some info with all of you to take into consideration the next time you wanna boink someone.

*50% of new infections in the U.S. are among people under the age of 25.
*Each year, over 20,000 people under 25 become HIV+ in the U.S.
*At least one American under the age of 20 becomes infected with HIV every hour of every day
*58% of all adolescent AIDS cases in the U.S. are young women.
*70% of new U.S. adolescent AIDS cases are African-American, and 24% Latino; yet, these groups are only 13% and 15% respectively of U.S. adolescents.

People are having sex on average 127 times per year. Out of 365 days a year this means the average person is having sex 37% of the days of any given year. 45% of people have had a one night stand in the past year. A third of people reported that they have had sex with a person without knowing their partner's sexual history. These people were taking a risk and not inquiring about sexually transmitted diseases.

I encourage every single reader of this post to be concerned with their health. With every thing out there aiming to kill us, don't be the reason you're not here anymore. Protect yourself and those you love.

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