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Facebook 'linked to rise in syphilis'

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posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:43 AM
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So basically, as more people use facebook to meet up ith people for sex, the number of STIs increases... I fail to see what is hard to grab about that?

It doesn't blame facebook for the diseases, simply says that people use it to meet people for casual sex. I've been propositioned on it, and so have many others.

The same can be said for bebo, myspace and all those other similar sites out there, they don't cause us to have casual sex, they just make it much easier. That is all the article is saying.




posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:45 AM
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Originally posted by m0r1arty
Okay let's do this in a simpler fashion...

Here comes the choo-choo with the information that you brain will digest...choo-choo! Chug-a-chug chug, chug-a-chug chug, time to open up the tunnel door, that's right, choo-choo!

So people having sex can = syphilis.

More people communicating with others that they wish to have sex can = more syphilis + more people.

If given an infinite number of years there could be infinite people with syphilis.

Gotcha.


No, you don't got me. You keep trying to make this an "over time" comparison and it is not. It is cute that you are talking down to me and all but your posts clearly show you have no clue what you are talking about. I think I have been more than clear that no only do I think your over-time nonsense does not relate at all but I think that itself proves it is not MY IDEA.

Here you go, posting it all over again and saying "gotcha."

I have a headache now. U2U me when you get the concept that it is not over time, I do not believe it is over time, and you making it over time is a completely false argument.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:48 AM
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Originally posted by StevenDye
So basically, as more people use facebook to meet up ith people for sex, the number of STIs increases... I fail to see what is hard to grab about that?

It doesn't blame facebook for the diseases, simply says that people use it to meet people for casual sex. I've been propositioned on it, and so have many others.

The same can be said for bebo, myspace and all those other similar sites out there, they don't cause us to have casual sex, they just make it much easier. That is all the article is saying.


DING DING DING DING DING!!!!!!!!!

Someone read and UNDERSTOOD what the article actually said.

Facebook does not cause syphalis.

Sex causes syphalis.

Facebook is creating a new avenue for casual sex that helps increase the rate and frequency of casual encounters.

Increase in casual encounters = increase in STDs.

Makes perfect sense to me and sadly only one other person so far.

Nothing about it being over time.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:49 AM
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I remember a condom advert on myspace where they'd roll it onto a finger. It's no wonder people don't know how to use condoms properly.


Blaming facebook is just silly. We live in the information age.. perhaps there should be more condom ads on facebook to compensate for all those nerds actually getting some.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by TokiTheDestroyer
So, it's facebook's fault and not the people neglecting to participate in safe sex?

Well, that just makes tons of sense.


Look into syphilis. It can be spread even when precautions are made.


While abstinence from any sexual activity is very effective at helping prevent syphilis, it should be noted that T. pallidum readily crosses intact mucosa and cut skin, including areas not covered by a condom. Proper and consistent use of a latex condom may be effective against the spread of syphilis through sexual contact, although this cannot be guaranteed due to the ease with which non-genital body parts can be infected.


CAUTION: Graphic photos included in the link.

en.wikipedia.org...



[edit on 25-3-2010 by Nutter]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:53 AM
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I must either be stupid, crazy, a combination of both or it's not me it's you.

Here's a story, you've probably heard it before but please allow me to start it off...

Once upon a time there was this girl and this boy...

So people (who were once babies) have sex and make babies. Some people have lots of sex with lots of people.

The more people there are the more chances there are of more people having it off with other people.

By bringing down barriers to communication more people can interact with more people. Facebook is one way of bringing down barriers, just like education, civil rights and common language.

I'll accept that Facebook can be a cause of syphilis if you will accept that so can seeing someone on a bus can too.

Are we okay now??

-m0r



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 05:03 AM
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That's like saying the Bible has given rise to an increse in violence because non-Christian persecute Christians who preach what it says. You can make many such useless correlations. No offense.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 06:09 AM
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I have never got with a woman through nightclubs or in the general public "gallery". However, I have met alot of women over the Internet using Mingle Ville and some chat rooms. Internet is the easiest and modern way of meeting someone. I met my wife of the Internet.

My Internet dating started from 18 years old to 25 years old, over that period probably met about 200 girls.

[edit on 25-3-2010 by anonymousproxy]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 07:09 AM
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I always always wear a condom when I go onto facebook. You know it makes sense> I have lived in Darlington and it is grim.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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There has been a steady rise in STD's among school aged children here too. Sometimes attributed to social networking sites.

Another trend being witnessed is these sites working to connect two different cultures often by preying on stupidity or naivety. Rural girls taking the bus into the city to meet their 'glamorous' drop-out felon drug dealing online boyfriends and being victimized up and down. This is an exposure they would not normally have at least not until they went off to the regional high school and by then they are old enough to act like morons if they so choose.

Better parenting is the obvious solution and I would not condone banning or regulating anything but the fact is that we have little children with what essentially amounts to 24/7 pornography on a screen in front of their faces and a way to communicate with (what they believe to be) anonymity across the globe.

Perhaps teaching the children that nothing they do is truly anonymous would go a long way toward bolstering simple decency and self-respect.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:30 AM
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I'm quite certain the assumption here was not "Facebook gives people VD". This guys claim is that Facebook makes it easier to find other people in your area to screw who might in fact have a STD. Myspace got "blamed" for it once. I've always called Facebook by another name-HoBook.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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It was a joke, and you missed it.

second line



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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reply to post by Nutter
 


*sigh* You missed the joke too, didn't you?

Although it is quite hard to convey sarcasm with text.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Gives a whole new meaning to "posting on your wall"! Second line for my one line punishment.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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Sorry for not seeing the sarcasm.

But, my point was that even with a condom one can aquire syphilis along with genital warts.

So wearing a condom is not safe at all when it comes to those 2 STDs. Which is a major misconception among a lot of people.

People think wearing a condom safegaurds them from all STDs. They do not.

Anyway, have a good day.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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I can certainly see how this connection can be made. That's just the way of the information age, we are going to see many new trends over the years.

The real question I have is, what are these people doing on facebook that I am not? Do I need to switch out my profile pictures or something? More groups? Should I join more groups? Maybe I should start a group? I dunno, this is a conspiracy and I need to get to the bottom of it!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Wow, really? People are dumb enough to use facebook for sex? I just use it to stay in touch with old friends from High School - I thought that what it was for... people are apparently stupid:

I'd like to see a study done on how myspace, twitter, and facebook effect the IQ.

[edit on 25-3-2010 by Titen-Sxull]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by dolphinfan


So now your PC is the cause of you getting VD. This has to be one of the stupidest things I have seen in a while and that says a lot.

Exactly how does Facebook cause you not to take proper measures when having sex? Are we to believe that folks who meet someone on-line and then have sex somehow more likely to use protection were they to meet them some other way?

Clearly there is no casual relationship between the two.

Coming next is a tax on Facebook usage afterall, VD costs money to treat and therefore it should be discouraged.

www.telegraph.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)


Haha hehe your comment is funnyily worded if such word would ever exist.

Yeah but you gotta admit though he is saying that the comparison of the two topics are related to eachother regarding the fact that syphilis being over-looked at on another matter with regard to facebook as the result of the problem. With contact via internet/email people have the choice to meet in person and therefore COULD result in a person catching syphilis if they endore such contact. Enough said on my be-half.

[edit on 25-3-2010 by DClairvoyant]



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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THIS ARTICLE IS STUPID.

SAYING that people meeting on facebook increase cases of STD is about as stupid as saying that when two cars meet it increase cases of driver death.

WE ALL KNOW that if we increased the frequency of car wrecks, it wouldn't increase the frequency of deaths, JUST LIKE INCREASING the frequency of casual sex meetings doesn't increase STDs.

STDS ARE THE SAME NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE CASUAL SEX. IT'S not even like STDs spread when more and more people meet up to have casual sex.

FOR EXAMPLE say that one guy knows 3 women who he has casual sex with, then that adds up to two stds per sex.

THEN IF you increase that to one guy knows 30 women, he can still only infect 2 of them women due to the fact that you can only infect people a certain number of times... and even those two infected women can't inflect anyone else since women can't.

JUST LIKE YOU CAN ONLY CAR WRECK A NUMBER OF TIMES.

DUHHHHH!!!!!



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces
THIS ARTICLE IS STUPID.

SAYING that people meeting on facebook increase cases of STD is about as stupid as saying that when two cars meet it increase cases of driver death.

WE ALL KNOW that if we increased the frequency of car wrecks, it wouldn't increase the frequency of deaths, JUST LIKE INCREASING the frequency of casual sex meetings doesn't increase STDs.

STDS ARE THE SAME NO MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE CASUAL SEX. IT'S not even like STDs spread when more and more people meet up to have casual sex.

FOR EXAMPLE say that one guy knows 3 women who he has casual sex with, then that adds up to two stds per sex.

THEN IF you increase that to one guy knows 30 women, he can still only infect 2 of them women due to the fact that you can only infect people a certain number of times... and even those two infected women can't inflect anyone else since women can't.

JUST LIKE YOU CAN ONLY CAR WRECK A NUMBER OF TIMES.

DUHHHHH!!!!!


It is stupid yes however that is how the clever minded journalists work and when you can understand this you will understand that it is a joke! and nothing to get all angry and upset about as the mass media are only looking for attention and want to put us in fear.



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