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Is 'Slut-Shaming' Contributing to the Rise of STDs? [barf alert]
yahoo.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | No name is cited for author

Posted on 04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT by grundle

Slut-shaming is at the root of all problems. Well, it seems to be at the root of a lot of mine, anyway. Anyone who’s ever been slut-shamed understands when I say that it can alter your sexual health decisions, erode your self-esteem, and change how you interact with both sexes. And for anyone who’s not familiar with the term, “slut-shaming” is the act of declaring someone a slut (or a whore or any other similar word, or even promiscuous, for that matter) based upon perceived sexual behavior: the clothing someone wears, the way they communicate with potential partners, the people they date, the number of partners they have (or haven’t) had, and the type of sex they enjoy.

That slut-shaming intersects with and hurts efforts to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) might surprise you. Slut-shaming, the sex-negative way of describing someone’s sexual activities, combines social repercussions, fear, and—as its name suggests—shame in an attempt to control the actions of those who are sexually active. The impact is, generally speaking, an increase in STD transmission rates.

The following spring, I contracted genital herpes.

It took me years to overcome that stigma

When young men and women are made to feel shameful about their sexual behavior, they naturally become reticent to seek advice once they’ve become sexually active. That humiliation also means they less equipped to have the conversations people need to have to have safer sex... less likely to talk to partners about using protection, how many partners they’ve had, when and for what they’ve been tested, and what they want to incorporate into their safer-sex regimen.

I also want to point out that having been slut-shamed was not the sole reason I contracted genital herpes

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The writer is saying that at least part of the reason that she contracted genital herpes is because people called her a "slut."

Of course she's wrong. The reason - the only reason - that she got genital herpes was because she had sex with someone who had genital herpes.

1 posted on 04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

But we can still call conservatives “teabaggers” right?


2 posted on 04/29/2013 10:03:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: grundle
The reason - the only reason - that she got genital herpes was because she had sex with someone who had genital herpes.

B-But....SCIENCE IS HARD!!!

3 posted on 04/29/2013 10:05:22 PM PDT by montag813
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To: grundle
" was not the sole reason I contracted genital herpes"

lady, we KNOW how you got genital herpes...and there certainly was a sole reason...

4 posted on 04/29/2013 10:06:22 PM PDT by cherry
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To: grundle

Why wouldn’t Sandra attach her name to the article?


5 posted on 04/29/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: grundle
Here’s the original article on TakePart.com; the author (looks like a pen name) is one “Jenelle Marie”.

Talk about a false dilemma. It’s the absence of so-called shaming that is encouraging the behavior that spreads the disease. The author really has misplaced the blame here, has she not; wallowing in self-pity.
6 posted on 04/29/2013 10:07:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: grundle

My first thought upon reading this article was “The stupid, it burns!”


7 posted on 04/29/2013 10:09:13 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: grundle

What’s amazing to me is that these young intellectual giants wonder why no one will hire them.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 10:12:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks for the link.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 10:17:06 PM PDT by grundle
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To: montag813

>> B-But....SCIENCE IS HARD!!!

Dude, that was her point. Science is hard; therefore she LIKES science. And wood working. And hard subjects in general. She studies a hard subject with a different study partner every night!

But don’t you DARE imply she’s a slut! You bully. You are now responsible for whatever outcome she may experience. Damn. Life is HARD. And that’s good!

On the other hand, I don’t remember anything about a b-but. Although if her b-but was involved that wouldn’t surprise me.


10 posted on 04/29/2013 10:19:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: grundle
"I got gonorrhea from the tractor seat"


11 posted on 04/29/2013 10:24:50 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50ยข)
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To: NoLibZone
"Why wouldn’t Sandra attach her name to the article?"

The omission was purely a fluke.
12 posted on 04/29/2013 10:26:30 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: mylife

I think that tractor seat was for sale in Warrenton two-three weeks ago. :-)


13 posted on 04/29/2013 10:30:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: grundle

Sounds like the VD has done some pretty bad damage to her brain.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 10:31:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: grundle

I notice that Leftists are trying to take away appropiate negative descriptions to slutty behavior. Imo, the goal is to normalize the behavior and encourage more of it.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 10:32:35 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: grundle

what a heap of mixed up gar bahzh.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 10:33:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: RginTN

But wouldn’t you know it, they will likely keep calling each other sluts anyhow, just like so many black people in our oh so enlightened society insist on calling each other the n-word. But don’t you dare call them a slut (or the n-word) if you are an outsider.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 10:35:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: grundle

And the only reason the person who gave her herpes had herpes was because they slept with someone else who had herpes...

People who think it’s morally wrong to sleep around are the problem. If only we’d quit pointing out the simple truths, like Biblical morality is wise from a practical as well as a spiritual standpoint, immoral people would be far happier and healthier. This is like the argument that we make homosexuals unhappy, like we’re haters if we don’t think it’s OK for two guys to play in orifices designed, by nature, to excrete waste.


18 posted on 04/29/2013 10:38:46 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: RginTN

RginTN: “Imo, the goal is to normalize the behavior and encourage more of it.”

I think they want the same goals as Satan. Seriously. Satan knows he’s doomed. He can’t change that, but he can still take pleasure in destroying something, US, that God loves. The same thing goes for corrupt sinners. They want to #1 justify their own actions and #2 take as many other people as possible with them. I think they think it will make them feel better if everyone does what they do. That’s why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 10:42:34 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
I think they want the same goals as Satan. Seriously. Satan knows he’s doomed. He can’t change that, but he can still take pleasure in destroying something, US, that God loves. The same thing goes for corrupt sinners. They want to #1 justify their own actions and #2 take as many other people as possible with them. I think they think it will make them feel better if everyone does what they do. That’s why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards.

I agree.
20 posted on 04/29/2013 10:47:19 PM PDT by RginTN
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