PrEP is Not a Reason to Bareback

Life isn’t a porno guys

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Warning — the rest of this article isn’t for people who are made squeamish by adult conversation. You’ve been warned.

What is PrEP?

For the many people who don’t know, PrEP is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s an FDA approved medication taken by HIV negative people who wish to prevent becoming HIV positive.

PrEP exists to protect you from ONE sexually transmitted infection. There are MANY OTHERS that are being hosted by MANY of the people you interact with in an irresponsible way.

Please wear a condom.

If you’re offended by my frank tone, I do apologise. I just become frustrated when those I love are stricken with a completely preventable illness.

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Chlamydia

This is a charming infection that has been made famous by the burning sensation it causes.
Chlamydia is a swarm of bacteria that invades your body during unprotected sex and (if you’re a man) infects the epididymis. If you’re a woman it could be living in several parts of your vagina.

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Chlamydia forever?

If there’s a piece of information that desperately needs to be taught in schools and shouted from the rooftops, it would be

Sexually transmitted infections are becoming resistant to antibiotics!

Are people not paying attention? We’ve been feeding antibiotics to livestock for years.

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What happens when we ingest these antibiotics?

We slowly become immune to their effects, because the bacteria living inside us get use to them.

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Your foreskin is not a freaking battle helmet

Your foreskin does not protect you from STI’s, in fact you’re actually more vulnerable.

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So in the meantime

Wear a bloody condom, it’s serious. STI’s are far more common than they were even 5 years ago because no one is wearing them.

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I write articles that inform and delight from my anti-virus bunker in Shanghai, China. 🇦🇺 🇨🇳

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