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Interesting news [May. 11th, 2009|05:53 pm]
Kate Nineteen
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Male hormonal birth control has a successful trial

Given the societal implications of the pill, I figure this (if it pans out) could also have major social and societal effects. What do you all think?
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[User Picture]From: etherial
2009-05-12 05:52 pm (UTC)

Re: I got married in Massachusetts and was not tested for syphilis that I remember; was that change

That we discussed. STIs we did not. Our other discussions made this a non-issue.

You would call a complete immune system breakdown a "non-issue"?

Pregnancy comes with the territory if one has heterosexual vaginal intercourse.

It is just interesting that if one takes "number of partners" out of the equation completely, one's subsequent definitions may have some flaws.

Oh? I think my definition works pretty well for people who have hundreds or thousands of partners. I also think it works pretty well for people who are considering losing their virginity.

I got married in Massachusetts and was not tested for syphilis that I remember; was that change recent?

I know the testing was in place ~8 years ago. I recall hearing talk about getting rid of it after the infection rate stabilized. I know my flist was rather sad there was no talk of replacing it with mandatory AIDS testing.
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[User Picture]From: jjlc
2009-05-12 07:50 pm (UTC)

Re: I got married in Massachusetts and was not tested for syphilis that I remember; was that change

I meant that STI testing was a non-issue for us, because we had zero risk. I guess I must have gotten married after they got rid of the syphilis testing.

The problem with your definition is only that it seems rather superfluous for two people who have never had and never intend to have other partners. You can define it however you want, I just found it ironic that if I took your definition literally, I am promiscuous. And you are free to think that I am, and I am free to think it is silly if you do so.
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