Between 2008 and 2009, Alaska’s gonorrhea cases rose 69 percent, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The media is calling it the Great Gonorrhea Spike in Alaska (read Alaska fighting uphill battle to reduce gonorrhea rate).
Alaska ranks 9th in the country for its high rate of gonorrhea infections. To make a nice cocktail of this statistic, Alaska is also the second in the nation for its high rate of Chlamydia. Chlamydia and gonorrhea make a nice pair. They sound like two spices. Or an extravagant cake. Chlamydia and gonorrhea sound like the two cities destroyed by God in the Old Testament. It makes sense that Alaska puts them together.
Perhaps somebody should be flying condoms to Alaska. Loads and loads of latex condoms. Moose and elk intestine just isn’t doing it for Palin’s country.
Perhaps it’s the breathtaking beauty of Alaska. No condoms and a very scenic view. Many people drop to the tundra and bring to fruition that burning feeling that comes from gorgeous mountainous landscapes.
Health officials in Alaska are urging those exposed to identify their sexual partners to help curb the disease. Health officials said they will “contact sexual partners of infected people and urge them to get tested and treated, without saying how they may have been exposed” (source).
Consider the following: “We’re calling from the Center for Disease Control, and we think you might have an STD. We’re have no idea how you got it, but something makes us suspicious you have something. Perhaps you got it from a toilet seat. But, by no means did anybody tell us about your sexual encounter six weeks ago. We’re only following through on a hunch. Don’t blame anybody you might have slept with. Nobody told us anything.”
Speaking of gonorrhea, here are a couple articles about love and sex:
Sex Doesn’t Manufacture Love, an Angel Says, so Sex Should No Longer Be Called Love-Making (read here)
Nutmeg, the Viagra for Women: A Fitting Look at Sex & Spice During the Holidays (read here)
Supermodel Helena Christensen, Slightly Unhinged; A Look at Sex & Cheese (read here)