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Gonorrhea As the Next Superbug

timothy posted more than 4 years ago | from the lord-have-mrsa dept.

Biotech 456

WrongSizeGlass writes "Reuters is reporting that Gonorrhea risks becoming a superbug: 'The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea risks becoming a drug-resistant "superbug" if doctors do not devise new ways of treating it, a leading sexual health expert said.'"

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I've got the cure (5, Insightful)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682126)

I've got the cure!

It's called a condom and not screwing nasty hoes!

Re:I've got the cure (5, Funny)

McGiraf (196030) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682140)

You must live a dull life.

Re:I've got the cure (5, Insightful)

TheKidWho (705796) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682160)

Maybe, but at least I don't have gonorrhea!

Wow (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682368)

Not only are you dull, but you are an idiot too. It does not take doing a ho to get it. This is no different than HIV. IOW, it is not who you screw, but who the person 5 removed from you that had it and passed it on. And as to you knowing whether you have it or not, I seriously doubt that you have a clue.

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682460)

It is not who you screw, but who the person 5 removed from you that had it and passed it on.

Textbook dirty hoebag to me.

Re:Wow (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682626)

Put down that book and come to bed, darling.

Re:I've got the cure (3, Funny)

Aranykai (1053846) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682172)

You must be new here.

I carry a condom and never needed, until 1st beer. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682894)

It was the first condom given me. And the first beer I had was given me and I put it up on the wall next to my few trophies where it sat for 4 years: until one fateful day, I opened that keystone light and condom together.

What resulted was a yeast infection, for which I blame that goddamn Ameri-can!

And that condome was useless.

Abstinate to the core, Semper Fi!

Re:I've got the cure (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682300)

I don't know what they taught you in school sex ed, but NiMH rechargeable batteries are decidedly not a cure for Gonorrhea, or any known disease, no matter where you try to insert them.

Good plain abstinence goes along way. A lot farther than sticking batteries or energizer bunnies up your partner's *****.

If you want an exciting life, go skydiving with your prospective girlfriend instead of s3x0r. You will live a lot longer and have a lot more fun.

Re:I've got the cure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682340)

Live longer? Says who?

Sex makes you less stressed. Your alternative of skydiving is a hell of a lot riskier than having sex with a stable girlfriend.

Or am I just feeding the troll?

Re:I've got the cure (-1, Flamebait)

spyder-implee (864295) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682496)

Go back to church dickhead.

Re:I've got the cure (5, Funny)

Jurily (900488) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682510)

a leading sexual health expert

Translation: virgin.

Re:I've got the cure (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682570)

NiMH rechargeable batteries are decidedly not a cure for Gonorrhea, or any known disease, no matter where you try to insert them.

Wait a dead phone isn't a disease? Those bastards lied to me!

Re:I've got the cure (5, Insightful)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682794)

Good plain abstinence goes along way.

If you want an exciting life, go skydiving with your prospective girlfriend instead of s3x0r. You will live a lot longer and have a lot more fun.

Uhuh...or just pop down to the local clinic, have some blood and urine samples taken and wait a few days. Tada! Either there's nothing wrong with either of you and hence no reason to avoid s3x0ring except choice, religion or fear of conception or the tests will show up positive for something and you're glad you found before stuff started to fall off/rot your brain/etc.

The numbers don't lie. Trying to pretend teenagers will not have sex does not have sex. Teaching abstinence only and restricting access to birth control methods such as is often seen in fundamentally religious communities leads to more teenage pregnancies, abortions and STD's transmitted, not less.

Re:I've got the cure (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682150)

My cure is posting on slashdot.

Re:I've got the cure (5, Funny)

blackraven14250 (902843) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682354)

That's not a cure, it's a prevention mechanism.

Re:I've got the cure (1)

deniable (76198) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682492)

Prevention is better than cure.

Re:I've got the cure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682154)

Also don't use iPhones and/or have homosex.

Re:I've got the cure (4, Funny)

t0qer (230538) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682166)

Where are these "Nasty Ho's" that you speak of? This dry spell has gone on so long that even knotholes in fences are starting to look good.

Re:I've got the cure (1)

jidai (74229) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682176)

I've got the cure!

It's called a condom and not screwing nasty hoes!

Ive got a cure: Humping you in the face.

Re:I've got the cure (4, Informative)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682522)

wrong, throat gonorrhea is quite common, and transmissible to your penis via oral sex.

Re:I've got the cure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682650)

I don't have a penis, you insensitive clod!

Re:I've got the cure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682880)

Just because you have a size 68 waist from the pizza and Mountain Dew, and haven't seen - or felt - your johnson in five years doesn't mean it no longer exists...

Re:I've got the cure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682896)

Call me crazy, but that may be... a woman!

Re:I've got the cure (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682268)

Your method has a track record of never wiping out a single venereal disease.

Re:I've got the cure (0, Troll)

RMS Eats Toejam (1693864) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682282)

Using a condom is like eating a candy with the wrapper still on it.

Re:I've got the cure (4, Funny)

MikeFM (12491) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682304)

So get married and go without. You get to take the wrapper off but you have to eat the same candy every day.

Re:I've got the cure (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682564)

you get to eat candy every day?

Re:I've got the cure (2, Insightful)

wooferhound (546132) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682640)

Using a condom is like taking a shower with your cloths on

Re:I've got the cure (1)

Alwin Henseler (640539) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682530)

It's called a condom (..)

Just one? That won't get you very far...

Re:I've got the cure (5, Funny)

itsthebin (725864) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682818)

It's called a condom (..)

Just one? That won't get you very far...

correct you need 2 - with some chilli paste between them.

that way one of you will know if you develop a leak :D

What? (5, Insightful)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682138)

Gonorrhea? I thought we had that one licked.

Thank god we all agree that teaching adolescent kids about condoms is a good idea, or this could get really become a big problem.

Re:What? (2, Insightful)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682168)

Unfortunately it seems it will take an outbreak of Gonorrhea 2.0 to get the lesson to stick.

Thankfully, it will be a hell of a lot easier to prevent than the bugs roaming the hospitals now.

As another poster put it: 'It's called a condom and not screwing nasty hoes!'

Re:What? (5, Funny)

blankaBrew (1000609) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682170)

I doubt that this would be an issue for the average slashdot reader.

Re:What? (4, Insightful)

ZekoMal (1404259) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682202)

I smell sarcasm; in my school 90% of the kids firmly believed that abstinence was the best preventive measure, but decided that meant having boatloads of oral sex without condoms. 8% thought that they didn't need condoms, and the remaining 2% were split up by reasonable people and virginal nerds...

Maybe we can get some well needed crowd thinning.

Needed crouwd thinning?? (-1, Troll)

megaditto (982598) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682594)

Are you actually advocating some personal responsibility?

Well, here is an Obamacare's take on personal responsibility: some asshole sleeps around without a condom, and you are the one responsible for his health bill.

Can you believe it now?

Re:Needed crouwd thinning?? (3, Insightful)

ZekoMal (1404259) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682654)

Please; don't throw around Fox News memes. I mean, if I wanted to believe that the majority of the world [wikimedia.org] was killing itself because of health care it's had, I'd go ahead and let Glenn Beck talk for me too.

Stupid people should die. But if that were true, Fox News would be out of business, wouldn't it?

Besides, it's not my job to demand people die. Are you saying that you want people to die just so you don't have to pay the same goddamn premiums you already pay for private healthcare?

Re:Needed crouwd thinning?? (5, Insightful)

Yosho-sama (800703) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682740)

Here is a take on your intellect: You are a fucking retard. Here is the same situation, without health care.

Some asshole sleeps around without a condom, and because they do not have health care, they do not get it treated and spread it to more people, one of whom is your mom.

or

Some asshole sleeps around without a condom, gets gonorrhea, and starts taking antibiotics without medical consultation and so on and so forth until the disease becomes drug-resistant AS THE ARTICLE IS DISCUSSING RIGHT NOW.

or

Some asshole gets a physical at the doctor, finds out about the consequences of having sex without a condom and sees some lovely pictures of herpes/chlamydia/gonorrhea and the asshole starts using a condom from then on and the spread of disease is stopped at a lower cost to society than having X amount of people needing treatment for STIs.

Grow the fuck up, biology and disease prevention have nothing to do with politics.

Re:Needed crouwd thinning?? (-1, Flamebait)

megaditto (982598) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682936)

Here is a take on your intellect: You are a fucking retard.

Thank you for your opinion. There are at least two ways of dealing with the problem at hand: the right way, and the wrong way.

The problem: a dangerous, infectious, irresponsible person posing a huge thread to the public.

Solution 1: pay the bioterrorist his "protection" money. promiss to keep paying in the future. [Obamacare]

Solution 2: pay the CDC/police/courts to take care of the current treat. Educate the children and the public at large. Encourage biomedical research (invent vaccines and cures).

Re:Needed crouwd thinning?? (-1, Troll)

Disstress (928999) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682960)

This is the stupidest fucking response that I have ever read. Your logic is flawed in the way that people with extra chromosomes smile more than smart people. Let them die, if my mom fucks a crackhead with no personal responsibility then let her die too. Choose your partners, only idiots take the first available option. Survival of the fittest... it wasn't just a quest in a MMO you played.

Re:Needed crouwd thinning?? (1)

Disstress (928999) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682982)

my fail in responding in time.... my response is meant for the asshole that supports socialism "" AS THE ARTICLE IS DISCUSSING RIGHT NOW."" --that

Re:What? (3, Insightful)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682638)

Abstinence is the best (well, most effective) preventative measure. It's just that, like the pill and condoms, it fails when people don't actually use it. What your anecdote shows is that there should probably be a greater emphasis placed on STDs and the possibility of infection via oral sex in current sex ed.

Re:What? (1, Insightful)

Paul Jakma (2677) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682950)

Abstinence is less effective than condoms. Anyone who says abstinence is 100% perfect is an idiot, probably with an agenda. It's the equivalent of saying "condoms would be 100%, if they didn't tear, or get put on wrong, or ...".

Let's say it again and again till it sticks: Abstinence is *less* effective than condoms, based on real-world data.

Re:What? (1)

Vellmont (569020) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682968)


What your anecdote shows is that there should probably be a greater emphasis placed on STDs and the possibility of infection via oral sex in current sex ed.

This is not news. The _only_ reason we're even seriously talking about abstinence is because the conservative Christians in this country want to put their heads in the sand and believe it can actually be effective, or if it's not it's some kind of moral failing. They'll fight your proposal tooth and nail because they seriously believe that talking about condoms and oral sex would harm society.

Re:What? (1)

Therilith (1306561) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682858)

split up by reasonable people and virginal nerds

You callin' me unreasonable?

Re:What? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682204)

Gonorrhea? I thought we had that one licked.

Well there is your problem: DONT LICK ANYONE WITH GONORRHEA.

Re:What? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682228)

Gonorrhea? I thought we had that one licked.

Gross.

Re:What? (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682488)

Syphilis and chlamydia rates are also going up after being down in the 90s, and they also are curable diseases.

On the bright side (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682156)

No one on slashdot will ever be exposed.

Re:On the bright side (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682236)

That would be on the dark side. Gonorrhea can't reach basements.

Re:On the bright side (4, Funny)

blackraven14250 (902843) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682372)

More accurately, gonorrhea doesn't have the proper stats to beat the mommamonster on level 1.

That's a bit of a generalization (1)

ciaohound (118419) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682292)

People have been and, as long as there is goatse.cx, will continue to be exposed on slashdot.

Let us clap (4, Funny)

Kitkoan (1719118) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682182)

For the Claps big return

Darwin Or Nature's Reset Button? (1)

IonOtter (629215) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682230)

I can't really decide, here.

On the one hand, if you're playing around without wearing a condom, then you're a Darwin Award. On the other hand, this could be exceptionally nasty in third world nations, especially in places where condoms aren't available or expensive. Now it's Nature's Reset Button. And if the people are listening to a religious restriction, saying condom use is against their faith, now we're back to the Darwin angle.

Either way, you're screwed.

Re:Darwin Or Nature's Reset Button? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682396)

You're a Darwin Award if you fuck without a condom? Wow that would be a lot of entries EVERY HOUR, you fucking idiot. Shouldn't get so angry cause it's pretty obvious you've only worn condoms when masturbating.

Re:Darwin Or Nature's Reset Button? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682596)

Name one religion that allows sex outside of marriage but insists that no condom be used.

Re:Darwin Or Nature's Reset Button? (5, Insightful)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682662)

On the one hand, if you're playing around without wearing a condom, then you're a Darwin Award.

You heard it here first on slashdot, folks: a claim that unprotected sex will lead to natural selection AGAINST you for that behavior.

I have to agree that if we all don't use condoms, that will definitely cause the extinction of the human race.

Re:Darwin Or Nature's Reset Button? (5, Insightful)

tsotha (720379) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682784)

And if the people are listening to a religious restriction, saying condom use is against their faith, now we're back to the Darwin angle.

I wish people would stop peddling this ignorant crap. The Catholic church is against condoms, yes, but it's also against extramarital sex. If you're really an observant Catholic the lack of condoms isn't going to increase your risk of contracting STDs.

Catholics having extramarital sex aren't acting within the tenants of their faith, and if they don't wear condoms it's because nobody likes to wear condoms, not because of any church teaching.

Socially Fucked (5, Funny)

cosm (1072588) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682240)

Perhaps in the eyes of the overlords, or perhaps evolution, STDs are a "feature not a bug" situation, a form population control. Reducing numbers through the attempt to increase numbers. I wonder if we should start including a Trojan constant in our population growth and decay models. Combined with the social network clusterfuck [slashdot.org] , perhaps we need a digital vaccine. Hope your not allergic to PCillin [trendmicro.com] .

While on this line of thought, I would liken using Norton to wearing 8 condoms, all which having been poked with a needle, and Spybot Search & Destroy being the "Pull-Out" contraceptive method, and disconnecting from the internet altogether being like a hysterectomy. Unfortunately, we can't forget Live OneCare, which is like wrapping it with toilet paper, drinking a fifth of tequila, taking two viagras, and then wandering around Mexico City.

What was my point again?

Mod Parent Up!!! (2, Funny)

schmidt349 (690948) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682554)

Where were you when I had mod points? ... that's not such a good question, is it.

Re:Mod Parent Up!!! (4, Funny)

cosm (1072588) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682742)

Mexico City.

this story is about a month and a half late (1)

slashgimp (513115) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682716)

...I can't possibly be the only one who has wished people "Happy VD!" on Valentine's Day :D

hehe

Re:Socially Fucked (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682798)

STDs are a "feature not a bug" situation, a form population control.

Diseases in general are a check on population. Not a "feature" though, at least in an evolutionary sense. Unless your population grows so big, it chokes it's own resources off and the whole population goes extinct, there's not much evolutionary advantage to limiting your numbers, at least not to the individual organism.

On a cellular basis, something like population control has evolved, but that's because when one cell overpopulates (cancer) that dooms all the cells, your melanoma isn't going to hop ship and thrive if it kills you. With individual organisms in a population, there's not much of an advantage: you have fewer kids, your neighbor still has 40, if the whole town starves, they're more likely to survive and pass on their selfish genes, and in good times they still have the advantage. With the disease, if you have 400 animal lines who were susceptible to the disease when their population got too high, and one line that was resistant to the disease, selfish, the disease would itself select for resistance, and within one or two disease wipes (depending on how effective the disease was) the whole population would be resistant.

Humans actually in many ways represent a foolish dead end direction in terms of evolution. We have maybe 4 kids on average? That's not much when compared to even other vertebrates, let alone invertebrates, who vastly outnumber us and have far more diversity, and in terms of evolutionary fitness, the whole multicellular thing was a bad idea. It would only take one measly nuclear apocalypse to wipe us humans out. Cockroaches would come back in a few years, and bacterial numbers would probably barely blip. So no, there's no reason to evolve to limit your own numbers via disease.

Maybe you were talking more philosophically and less evolutionarily...

Re:Socially Fucked (1)

BlackSabbath (118110) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682832)

> Perhaps in the eyes of ... evolution, STDs are a ... form population control

Dude, in the eyes of evolution, EVERYTHING is potentially a form of population control. Hell, Gentoo Linux is a form of population control.

Re:Socially Fucked (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682864)

Your point was that windows security is doing just fine. :)

Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1, Insightful)

Nutria (679911) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682248)

your pecker in your pocket. No worries about broken or slipped condoms, or being overcome by the moment and not using one.

Of course, mentioning this to young, self-righteous members of an incredibly hedonistic and narcissistic society is akin to pissing into the wind, so I fully expect to get modded into oblivion.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (4, Funny)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682384)

Speaking as one who regularly succumbs to propositions from strange attractive sexually promiscuous women, I would rather be gorgeous and infected than germ-free and ugly.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682628)

yet you are on slashdot saying this... Right. Pull the other one.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682446)

I wholeheartedly agree.

As a Slashdot reader, I feel I am uniquely situated to speak about abstinence, because unlike all those hypocritical politicians, I obviously practice what I preach. In my experience the best way to avoid getting gonorrhea is to live in your mother's basement and play World of Warcraft.

There's only one thing you have to be careful about: you mustn't let your mother come down there. After a while you get pretty desperate.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (3, Insightful)

Alarindris (1253418) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682462)

Do you really think it's self-righteous, hedonistic, and narcissistic to have sex? It's how you got here.

Live a little!

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (2, Insightful)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682670)

Hedonistic? Yes. Hedonism is the pursuit of pleasure as the goal of life. I'd say sex qualifies.
Narcissistic? Not necessarily, but it you're having sex without thought of the consequences - especially unprotected sex - then yes, I'd say it does.
Self-Righteous? No. But being self-righteous makes you less likely to accept any criticism of your lifestyle, which is what the GP was trying to say.

All in all, those three qualities in a society makes it likely they will have lots of sex (hedonism), and in doing so spread disease (narcissism) , while being unlikely to change when someone tells them it might be a good idea (self-righteous).

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682860)

...the pursuit of pleasure as the goal of life.

What other possible goal could there be?

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682890)

Pick a religion. Throw in concepts of honour, duty, continuation of the species, leaving one's mark on history, pleasing others, etc, etc.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1)

Animaether (411575) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682744)

Live a little! Spread herpes! ... wait, what?

The 2nd comment I saw in here was from some guy suggesting that using a condom and not sleeping with 'just anyone' was living a dull life. They got +4 Insightful (at the time of this writing). I'm not sure what to make of that.

Is it truly the case that in the U.S. (presumption based on the current time) condoms and/or not having sex with 'just anyone' is so disregarded as to deriding it being hailed with a "hear, hear!" ?

I didn't think that potentially getting - or spreading - an STD was something that should be hailed as a virtue.. nevermind the basic statement suggesting that in order to 'live a little', the aforementioned is a totally acceptable risk.

Of course prevention can be taken to an extreme as well - but to see the basic suggestion of using a condom and/or not sleeping around with random-persons-A-through-Z so belittled as it is, I'm going to have to say it's rather obvious why the vast majority of STDs aren't on a decline; and in fact on the rise. No wonder every time I'm staying in the U.S. and flick a hotel TV on I'm met with there-is-no-cure-for-herpes ads in practically every commercial break - it must be a booming business.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1)

Dave114 (168228) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682768)

Do you really think it's self-righteous, hedonistic, and narcissistic to have sex? It's how you got here.

Live a little!

I suspect that what the original poster was getting at was a lack of casual sex / promiscuity - which takes some level of self-discipline.

Having at most one sexual partner to whom you're faithful negates the risk.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682792)

It's pleasurable to have sex with your partner, it's hedonistic to have sex with everyone else. But then again, it's the nature of half of us, as shown by this [duke.edu] chart

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682502)

Sorry, did you say something? I was too busy having sex, which I, being a youth, do constantly.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1)

al.caughey (1426989) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682612)

Sorry, did you say something? I was too busy having sex, which I, being a youth, do constantly.

I guess you must be typing with one hand then...

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (4, Insightful)

eln (21727) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682534)

Sure, and hormone-soaked teenagers whose brains are still trying to develop good impulse control always think rationally and choose abstinence when a member of their preferred sex is hot to trot for them. This is why abstinence-only education has been such a rousing success everywhere it's been tried.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1)

hargrand (1301911) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682602)

Sure, and hormone-soaked teenagers whose brains are still trying to develop good impulse control always think rationally

I think daddy coming along with a shot gun will have a very positive impact on "impulse control" and "think[ing] rationally".

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682956)

Dream again. Chains work. Fear doesn't. At some point you must admit you have no control over what happens.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1, Insightful)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682680)

Hormone-soaked teenager brains already have all the physiological necessities for impulse control; what they don't have is any motivation to develop it, since excuses like the above are always made for them.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (2, Insightful)

ndogg (158021) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682782)

Well, it's a good thing that you have such great discipline regarding your sexuality.

Is there anything in yourlife that you consume even though you know it's bad for you? Smoking? Any particular food? Or are you just the model of perfection with no vices whatsoever? Or do instead lead the most boring life ever, and so never have to worry about these things?

This isn't about what should or what could be. This is about the reality of things. Nobody advocating sex ed will deny that abstinence is the only 100% prevention for abstinence, but the reality is that some people will have sex in spite of the consequences, and so they are entitled to the most medically accurate info about it, and how things like condoms will mitigate the risks.

Re:Exercise some self-discipline and keep... (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682882)

Exercise some self-discipline and keep your pecker in your pocket. No worries about broken or slipped condoms, or being overcome by the moment and not using one.

I'm confused. If one is overcome by the moment and not using a condom, doesn't that imply that self-discipline, and keeping it in a pocket has failed at least once? Your advice seems a little like "Don't be flammable, so that way you won't catch on fire and burn to death."

Here's an idea (3, Insightful)

Vyse of Arcadia (1220278) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682276)

Howsabout people stop having unprotected sex with people with gonorrhea? I realize that people may lie about not having it or something similar, but one's policy should be use a rubber unless one is very, very certain it's safe.

Re:Here's an idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682382)

Good idea.
I don't want the big deal is about wearing protection.

Re:Here's an idea (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682558)

Condoms take away a large amount of the pleasure of sex.

Re:Here's an idea (1)

Vyse of Arcadia (1220278) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682770)

Running with scissors is fun too, and so is driving without a seatbelt.

Re:Here's an idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682884)

Actually, that's the thing, neither of those two are actually fun. When it comes to physical pleasure, very few have the mental focus to stay rational.

Re:Here's an idea (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682636)

A lot of people don't realize they have been sleeping with someone who has been sleeping with someone else.

I can't even count the number of people I know that are cheating, or have been cheated on. And all these people will think they are all faithful and will not use a condom, but one of them will get something and pass it along to everyone else.

My wife cheated on me once, but I was far more upset that she came back to me and didn't use a condom after god-knows-what the bitch did or didn't use with the other guy.

Re:Here's an idea (2, Insightful)

the_humeister (922869) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682780)

That's a nice sentiment. Unfortunately there's a not too small contingent of people who believe that sex education = abstinence education leading to people who will have sex without proper protection.

Re:Here's an idea (1)

dmr001 (103373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682810)

Oh hi. You don't have gonorrhea (again)? No? And we're using birth control pills? And we're married/together/have 3 children together/in high school so we don't think more than 3 hours into the future/are self-deluding evangelical Christians/don't really give a crap? And you would never sleep around on me? So it must be safe to have sex, then, right?

Gonorrhea (and it's fellow-traveler) chlamydia deserve some credit here - they're good at what they do, and have been for thousands of years, and will probably continue to do so until we find something more new-fangled than current antibiotic therapy.

Convincing people not to have risky sex is about equally challenging.

An STD the next super-bug? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682426)

Clearly, the geeks shall inherit the Earth.

Cure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682474)

Cure: Post on slashdot and never have contact with those pesky disease carrying ladies

No one loves you when you have the... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682750)

When I was a sexually active youth (back in the 60's and 70's) I managed to get the clap at least 3 times. The first time, I was in Mexico. I went to the pharmacy and got a lot of oral penicillin. Dosed myself with a couple of million units a day for a week or two. Bingo - cured. The next time, I was in the US and went to my family doctor. He prescribed some new "stronger" antibiotic for it. Guess what - it didn't work! I went back to the massive "beat it to death" penicillin doses and cured it post haste. The last time I got it, I went to the P-cure again. Two weeks, gone.

Frankly, I don't think most doctors know what they are doing when it comes to dealing with this cruft. They are the reason why we are getting these "super bugs". It's a matter of "try a little of this, and if that doesn't work, try a little of that". As a result, both "this" and "that" make the little buggers stronger. My philosophy when it comes to infections - hit them hard and don't let up until they are dead, dead, dead!

How is this news for nerds? (2, Funny)

psithurism (1642461) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682766)

How is this news for nerds?

Being nerd protects me quite well from such diseases. Is this some sort of appeal from non-nerds for our help?

I for one welcome our sexual overlords (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31682830)

at least those our future kings gots their priority sorted

Clearly the answer is..... (1)

jameskojiro (705701) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682888)

Clearly the answer is to convert Humanity from a Sexual Species that reproduces via Sexual Mating, to one that is Asexual and reproduces via Asexual technology assisted Cloning.

69 Comments (1)

pongo000 (97357) | more than 4 years ago | (#31682906)

What I saw in this article summary when I refreshed the front page:

        * 69 comments

I thought this might be a joke...then I remembered I was on /.

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