Go to College, Get an STD?
Here's to our bright new future.
Over two-thousand young adults who recently graduated were quizzed about their sexual habits during college, showing some alarming results.
The poll was conducted by dubiously named site www.shagatuni.com, and according to the UK website, 23 percent had caught an STD before the first year of university, with 54 percent saying they couldn't even remember who gave it to them.
As well as being incredibly promiscuous, some students were incredibly stupid. A staggering 89 percent admitted that they didn’t use condoms for the majority of their sexual hookups. Sadly yet unsurprisingly, 73 percent of those encounters took place under the influence of alcohol.
The site uncovered that Chlamydia (59 percent) was the most rampant STD among those surveyed, followed by herpes (18 percent) and genital warts (14 percent), which is incurable.
The most upsetting stat was that 67 percent of these students claimed that they didn’t like using condoms, and would rather risk another STD than use one.
Come ON, kids.
While site creator Tom Thurlow does not want to discourage sexual freedom, he hopes the findings will make students think more about using protection. "I do not believe that being promiscuous and having casual sex are bad traits, however I am passionate about promoting safe sex, as well as the use of condoms amongst the student population of the UK.”
If you're in college, do you practice safe sex?