We’ve entered an age where dating is becoming more and more impersonal. In fact, the word dating is constantly being replaced with “seeing” in the younger generation’s vocabulary. Seeing which practically means the same as its dictionary definition. It means that two people are meeting with each other and they do things together but never fully share themselves to one another. I’m talking on a more fundamental level. Important factors that make up a relationship like love, understanding, communication, honesty, and monogamy are thrown out the window. They see each other and yet they never meet eye to eye. They date but all they do is play around in bed and head home the next morning. They make love and yet they lack the compassion and understanding to know what love really is.
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With the growing number of mobile dating apps and instant messaging applications, people are becoming more and more dependent on instantaneous ways to satiate their need to desire and to be desired. Click here to read more. Need someone to get a drink with tonight? Leave a message. Need someone on your bed tonight? Leave a message. Need someone to help you make a baby? Leave a message. Dating and so-called “romantic” engagements have become so impersonal that the concept of true love has become rather pointless – or should I say unnecessary? And while I can’t voice out my own prejudices on the matter, certain facts tell us that we are most likely heading down a rather prickly road.
For instance, ever heard of STD? Unfortunately, it doesn’t stand for Saturday Thanksgiving Dinner complete with roasted turkey and mashed potatoes. It stands for something far worse: Sexually Transmitted Disease.
That’s right. Thanks to our rather impersonal (and obnoxious) dating practices today, more and more people are becoming infected with STDs. The more unfortunate ones even get born with it. I’m talking about HIV babies whose futures are compromised from the very first day they come out into the world thanks to their parents’ little “unprotected” rendezvous. If you think I’m joking about this matter, check Google. See for yourself how many children are suffering because of our insanely impersonal dating culture.
And mind you, it’s not just children.
Innocent wives and girlfriends as well as faithful husbands and boyfriends are getting infected with some form of STD thanks to the disloyal and polygamous nature of their partners. Some people in long-term relationships think it’s alright to hook up with somebody new every once and a while. After all, things are getting uninteresting and what your partner doesn’t know can’t hurt him (or her) now, can it? Well, now you know that, for a fact, IT CAN. It can and it will hurt them – much more than you know. So if you’re planning to cheat on your “beloved” or already running circles around him/her, I encourage you to rethink your ways.
Think about it this way. How would you like it if one day, you’re sitting there all innocently on your living room couch and then suddenly, something feels weird about your body. You feel sick; you’re showing symptoms and you don’t know what it is. You’ve got peculiar bruises all over your body. Your head feels heavy; your pelvic muscles feel all torn up. You consult a doctor and BAM! You’re positive with STD. Chlamydia it is, he says. And it’s gone on to develop into PID or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. With it, goes all your hope of ever having a little mister running around the house.
PID, after all, is a major cause of infertility. Once it gets into your womanly tubes, you’re done.
It’s scary, we know. And you know what’s even scarier? Knowing that STDs like Chlamydia show no apparent symptoms in most people – none at all. This means that you’ll never know if your partner – or to be blunt, the person you have unprotected sex with – is a carrier of the STD virus. One day, you’re healthy and the next day you’re not. Chlamydia may seem like a common, “not-so-serious” STD virus but when left untreated, it can lead to more disastrous situations. As mentioned before, PID is a serious reproductive infection. It can lead to infertility and fatal tubal pregnancy. The disease also causes extremely painful pelvic pain – the kind that won’t let you sleep at night.
If you don’t want any of these happening to you, stop random dating. If you don‘t want this to become the new reality of your lifelong partner, stop cheating. If you want to have a harmonious and trusting relationship, get yourself tested.
Yes, you heard it right. There is absolutely nothing wrong with testing yourself for STD. In fact, it’s highly suggested by doctors and medical professionals. It’s not about admitting that you’re doing something that you shouldn’t be doing. It’s about being safe and making sure that you do not unknowingly infect other people. It’s about making sure that your partner is clean and safe to go to bed with. At the end of the day, it’s all about being healthy. If you’re curious to know more about this, maybe this website’s homepage can help you.
Luckily, we have Chlamydia Home STD Kits up for grabs both in offline and online stores. You can now test yourself in the convenience of your own home. Say no to STD-shaming and test-ridiculing. Get yourself tested and help ensure that you, your partner, and your children all have a brighter future.