Condom use is lover; STD's are on the rise

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    Nov 12, 2013 8:09 PM GMT

    (No) Condom Culture: Why Teens Aren’t Practicing Safe Sex

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    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of American students using condoms hit its peak at around 60% a decade ago, and has stalled since then, even declining among some demographics. A recent study released by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada found that nearly 50% of sexually active college students aren’t using condoms. Other reports have found that while teenagers are likely to use a condom the first time they have sex, their behavior becomes inconsistent after that.

    The CDC estimates that half of new STD infections occur among young people. Americans ages 15 to 24 contract chlamydia and gonorrhea at four times the rate of the general population, and those in their early 20s have the highest reported cases of syphilis and HIV. Young men and women are more likely than older people to report having no sex in the past year, yet those who are having sex are more likely to have multiple partners, which increases the risk of STDs.

    Have young people "forgotten history" and are we on the brink of another STD epidemic?
  • metta

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    Nov 13, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
  • Timbales

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    Nov 13, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    In my opinion, condoms are not a sometimes thing. If one commits to using a condom all the time, they will have one when they need it and will always use it. When something is habitual, you do it without thinking - even if you are drunk or otherwise compromised. Like using a seatbelt. I can be staggeringly drunk, but when I get in a car I always put my seatbelt on.