Slut Shaming and Virgin Shaming and Secular and Christian Culture – Dirty Water / Used Chewing Gum and the CDC’s Warnings – I guess the CDC is a bunch of slut shamers ?

Slut Shaming and Secular and Christian Culture – Dirty Water / Used Chewing Gum and the CDC’s Warnings – I guess the CDC is a bunch of slut shamers ?

✤ This is a post about consensual sex only, not about sexual abuse, human sexual trafficking, or rape. ✤

Please see my previous posts about “slut shaming” and “virgin shaming.”

Sometimes secular culture engages in “slut shaming” and your secular feminist bloggers rant against it. That is true enough.

I take it that any and all expressions of disagreement with another person’s or group of person’s sexual behavior and choices is considered wrong, judgmental, and hence, “slut shaming.”

Nobody is supposed to stand for any limitations at all on any sort of sexual behavior.

We’re supposed to live in this wacky, sexual free for all society, where we look the other way, and remain in denial that sexual actions can and sometimes do have physical and emotional consequences (not always, but sometimes).

I guess we might as well let NAMBLA have their way, and permit adult-child sex, or let the sicko zoophiles off their leashes and let them rape dogs and other animals.

Can’t have any slut shaming, because that entails having boundaries, decency, morality, and a willingness to speak up and say you disagree with someone else’s sexual proclivities, habits, or preferences – which also includes the ability to see that everyone has a right to have her own opinions and to voice them publicly without fear of reprisal.

Not only have secular feminists been crying out against “slut shaming” on their blogs the last few years, but Christian bloggers, have, in the last few years, also taken on a Christianized version of an anti-slut shaming stance, though they prefer to use the more wholesome, more biblical-sounding phrases such as “virginity fetish” or “sexual purity idolization” to get their hate on – their hatred of virginity and celibacy.

I’ve discussed in previous posts that slut shaming (or whatever term one wishes to use for it) may not be such a bad thing ((Link: Sometimes Shame Guilt and Hurt Feelings Over Sexual Sins Is a Good Thing – but – Emergents, Liberals Who Are Into Virgin and Celibate Shaming).

Another angle that crosses my mind comes via those slut shamers -of all slut shamers- the secular slut shamers, the CDC (Centers For Disease Control).

I remember particularly in the 1980s, when HIV and AIDS were in the news nightly, that secular medical bodies and individuals would go on television news shows, or say in news paper interviews, to tell the public to remember that having sex is risky business.

These health worker professionals would tell you that when you have sex with one person, you weren’t really having sex with just that one person, but with every person that person had ever have sex with.

This is one reason why, when a guy (or woman) is diagnosed with some sexually transmitted creeping crud, that the doctor or CDC (or whatever other health-related, American, investigative department) demands that he give them a list of every person he has slept with.

These authorities then begin calling those individuals on the list to inquire as to who all those individuals have slept with, and so on and so forth, because they are trying to stop the spread of the creeping crud.

I think when you are 13 years old and your Christian speaker at your high school or Sunday School Class drops an ounce of dirt in a glass of clean water (or refers to used chewing gum), that is one concept they are trying to convey to you – you are not only sleeping with that one person but with anyone that person slept with before you, and you may suffer some mental or physical issues as a result.

Liberals, secular feminists, and militant homosexual rights activitsts began yelling and screaming about wanting five year old children in public schools to witness demonstrations of condoms put on cucumbers in classrooms. (That started around the 1980s or 1990s.)

Sometimes, the CDC and other medical groups issue updates and warnings about STDS (or STIs, Sexually transmitted infections, as some now call them).

Here’s an example from the New York Times, 2007:
(Link): Sex Diseases Still Rising; Chlamydia Is Leader

Here are some excerpts:

    • By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    Published: November 14, 2007

The incidence of gonorrhea, which had declined sharply, has risen in the last two years in this country while the number of chlamydia and syphilis cases continue to rise, federal health officials said yesterday.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the two most common diseases among those doctors must report in the United States. And the 1,030,911 cases of chlamydia in 2006 are the highest ever recorded for any nationally reported disease in any year, the officials said in releasing their annual report on sexually transmitted diseases. They said that because of underreporting, a more accurate estimate is 2.8 million new chlamydia cases annually.

So I guess all these university researchers, CDC employees, and doctors reporting on the spread and dangers of sexually transmitted diseases are just a bunch of “slut shamers” who are into “slut shaming,” huh?

Here’s some additional “slut shaming” for you:

Another headline from 2007:

(Link): More than 1 million chlamydia cases sets record for U.S. STDs

From 2008:

(Link): 1-in-4 female teens infected with STD

    To stem a rising tide of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States — which now affect one in four teenage girls — women treated for curable STDs may be given drugs to treat their male partners in case the males don’t see a doctor, a federal official said.

(Link): 25% of US teenage girls have STDs

The story even made it to British news sites:
(Link): STDs [Sexually Transmitted Diseases] rife among US teenage girls

News reports from 2009:

(Link): STD Trends: Chlamydia, Syphilis Rising

    Jan. 13, 2009 — Chlamydia and syphilis are on the rise and gonorrhea is holding steady, according to the CDC’s latest report on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

The report focuses on cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea that were reported to the CDC in 2007.

(Link): Rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Poses Biggest Risk to Young Women

    As a health reporter, I feel as if I’m always a bit of a downer, reporting sobering news like this new government report that finds that sexually transmitted diseases are rising and that women bear the brunt of the burden. We pay a hefty toll for such ills as gonorrhea and chlamydia—which go undiagnosed half the time—in the form of lifelong infertility. Women, especially black women, account for the highest rates of both of these diseases.

(Link): Study Reports Anal Sex on Rise Among Teens

    Carry — a Colorado college student who had been in a steady relationship for months — was recently cajoled by her boyfriend into some sexual experimentation.

He wanted to try anal sex, and even though the 20-year-old said she was “OK with the idea,” she nervously downed several drinks before their lovemaking began.

Within 15 seconds, Carry — not her real name — said she was “crying and asking him to stop.”

They never did it again. But experts say that as social mores ease, more young heterosexuals are engaging in anal sex, a behavior once rarely mentioned in polite circles. And the experimentation, they worry, may be linked to the current increase in sexually transmitted diseases.

Recently, researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center in Rhode Island suggested that anal sex is on the rise among teens and young adults, particularly those who have unprotected vaginal sex.

Experts say girls and young women like Carry are often persuaded to try such sexual behavior for the wrong reasons — to please a partner, to have sex without the risk of pregnancy or to preserve their virginity. But many don’t understand the health consequences.

News reports from 2010:

(Link): Oral sex triggers risk of head and neck cancer in young people

(Link): Sex virus blamed for rise in head and neck cancers

(Link): Cancer Linked To Oral Sex Virus

    Head and neck cancer linked to a virus spread through oral sex is quickly rising and suggestions are being made that both boys and girls should be offered vaccinations for protection, doctors said Friday.

In recent years, head and neck cancers have been in slight decline, but cases of a particular form known as oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have been steadily increasing, especially in the developed world.

In a report appearing in the British Medical Journal, doctors said the growth seems to be linked to cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Two vaccines — Cervarix, and Gardasil — can prevent HPV, which is the cause of most every case of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women around the world.

(Link): Casual sex increasing in U.S. – USATODAY.com

    People in non-romantic sexual relationships today are likely to have multiple partners, researchers have found, and that behavior could promote the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, they note.

“The United States has seen a major shift toward non-romantic sexual partnerships — people becoming sexually involved when they are just casually dating or not dating at all,” study author Anthony Paik, a sociologist at the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said in a university news release.

News reports from 2011:

(Link): Oral sex linked to cancer risk

    By Kerry Sheridan (AFP) – Feb 20, 2011

WASHINGTON — US scientists said Sunday there is strong evidence linking oral sex to cancer, and urged more study of how human papillomaviruses may be to blame for a rise in oral cancer among white men.

In the United States, oral cancer due to HPV infection is now more common than oral cancer from tobacco use, which remains the leading cause of such cancers in the rest of the world.

Researchers have found a 225-percent increase in oral cancer cases in the United States from 1974 to 2007, mainly among white men, said Maura Gillison of Ohio State University.

(Link): Yes, oral sex is sex, and it can boost cancer risk

    Here’s a crucial message for teens: Oral sex carries many of the same risks as vaginal sex, including human papilloma virus, or HPV. And HPV may now be overtaking tobacco as the leading cause of oral cancers in America in people under age 50.

(Link): Syphilis Rises 36% In USA In Four Years

    From 2006 to 2010, the number of reported syphilis cases in the USA rose 36%. Among young, African-American males the rate rose by 135%, according to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The authors explained that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are hidden epidemics of huge health and economic consequences in the USA. STDs are called hidden epidemics because a considerable number of infected people are unwilling to come forward openly, and also because of the social and biologic characteristics of these types of diseases.

News report from 2012:

(Link): Here It Comes: Super Gonorrhea :-/

    • by James Hamblin
    • Aug 2012
    The CDC announced that we’re down to our last effective antibiotic.

I just got out of a telebriefing with the CDC. The atmosphere was not a jovial one. The words “gonorrhea epidemic” were thrown around in ominous tones. No one was up for hanging out after.

Did you know gonorrhea can kill you? It can, and it’s also tragically effective at making women infertile.

But over the past decades, gonorrhea has been mowing down our antibiotics. If this was the Olympic 400 IM, gonorrhea would be the Ryan Lochte and our antibiotics would be the guy from Moldova.

The list of effective antibiotics has been dwindling as the bacteria became resistant, and now it’s down to one. Five years ago, the CDC said fluoroquinolones were no longer effective, but oral cephalosporins were still a common/easy treatment. Now injected ceftriaxone is the only recommended effective drug we have left. And it has to be given along with either azithromycin or doxycycline.

(Link): For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar

(Link): Alarming rise in sexually transmitted diseases seen among bisexual and gay black men

    • By Lindsay Goldwert / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Friday, November 18, 2011

Of the 19 million people that were diagnosed this year with a sexually transmitted disease, one population has been hit the hardest — young, gay and bisexual black men.

While syphilis rates fell 1.6% from 2009 to 2010, the rate among young black men rose 134% since 2006, according to the recently released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HIV infections are also spiking within this population.

This dude’s victims (his sex partners) had to be tracked down and warned that they may have HIV now (story from 2014):
(Link): HIV Infected Homosexual Guy Secretly Video Taped Himself Having Unprotected Sex With Over 30 People – Times You Are Glad You Are Celibate

Oh dear me. What a bunch of slut shamers.

Look at all that slut shaming, and by secular culture no less!

It’s not just those stodgy, uptight, social conservatives, Republicans, or judgmental, anti sex, kill-joy Christians who are into slut shaming and notifying you there may be a down side to sexual swinging, but medical science spokes-persons and their typically liberal journalist counterpart mouthpieces as well!

Look at all those news reporters, CDC workers, doctors, and university researchers telling people that all the slutting around leads to diseases, which can in turn lead to death, cancer, or infertility.

Don’t these doctors and researchers know they’re supposed to stay quiet about all these possible repercussions to pre-marital, casual, or homosexual sex, lest it cause some poor man or woman to feel momentarily guilty, ashamed, or embarrassed?

I just find it odd that a lot of secular feminists – and now some Christians of various persuasions – consider warning people that sexual choices can have negative outcomes and ramifications, and that for their own health and safety – now gets classified as “slut shaming.”

Considering that is so, I’d love to get a job at the CDC so when asked what line of work I am in, I can laugh like a maniac and proclaim, “I am a slut shamer! I get pay checks for slut shaming! I am a professional slut shamer!”
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If that John Hugh Morgan guy (see this Link) is still reading my blog (he keeps using ideas in my posts to use in his), it’s common blogging courtesy to cite your source with a hat tip and/or a link to the originating site/blog.
As I’ve done on several occasions, if I got an idea of news story from another blog/site.
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Related posts this blog:

(Link):  Gonorrhea Super Strain Becoming ‘Untreatable’ (in the UK; may be heading to the USA) – 2015 story

(Link):  WashPost Columnist: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are ‘Virgin Losers’ – (via NewsBusters Site); Both the Right and Left Wing Get Some things Wrong About This

(Link): ‘STD-Verified’ Dating App Is Startup Culture Via Nutshell: Frank, Unchecked, Inevitable  by J. Burns

(Link):  Some Researchers Argue that Shame Should Be Used to Treat Sexual Compulsions

(Link):  Why Are Young Feminists so Clueless About Sex? by M. Wente 

(Link):  CDC Report: Virgin Teens Much Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers (2016 Report)

(Link): The itchy truth about Tinder: 750,000 people on the dating app are infested with pubic lice, scientist warns

(Link): The Myth of Safe Sex by D. Foley

 (Link): How Feminists Are Making Women Easier Rape Targets

(Link):  Planned Parenthood Tells Teenagers “It’s Great to be a Slut” (article contains medical info on how damaging promiscuity can be)

(Link): Christian Preacher Admits He Won’t Preach About Sexuality For Fear It May Offend Sexual Sinners

(Link):  Syphilis Sparks Concern in Popular Vacation City

(Link): Confusing Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse with Consensual Sex and Then Condemning Sexual Purity Teachings – and other, related topics

(Link): Warning: This Column Will Offend You – by M. Moynihan (Re: Trigger Warnings in Written Material, Terms such as slut shaming, man-splain, etc)

(Link): The Christian and Non Christian Phenomenon of Virgin Shaming and Celibate Shaming

(Link): Sometimes Shame Guilt and Hurt Feelings Over Sexual Sins Is a Good Thing – but – Emergents, Liberals Who Are Into Virgin and Celibate Shaming

(Link): Inconsistency on Feminist Site – Choices Have Consequences

(Link): No Christians and Churches Do Not Idolize Virginity and Sexual Purity – Christians Attack and Criticize Virginity Sexual Purity Celibacy

(Link): Christian TV Show Host Pat Robertson Disrespects Virginity – Says Pre-Marital Sex Is “Not A Bad Thing”

(Link): So According to Some Feminists Believing in Female Equality Means Supporting All Actions and Behaviors by All Females Ever – Even their Pubic Hair Photos and Bloody Vagina T Shirt Designs? What?

(Link): On Miley Cyrus Being Sexual at 2013 VMAs – Hypocrisy of Secular Feminists

(Link): Secular Feminists: It Is Okay To Be A Slut But Not Dress Slutty For Halloween or for Companies to Sell Slutty Costumes -huh? Also: Wrong for men to objectify women but okay for women to objectify men -say what?

(Link): The American Economy, Not Feminism, Is What’s ‘Ruining’ Masculinity (editorial)

(Link): More Virgin and Celibate Shaming in Article: How the New Abstinence Movement is Trying to Reshape Our Views on Sex (from Relevant Magazine) Another Christian Anti Virginity Hit Piece – Fornicators Need To Repent of Their Pride in their Fornication Testimonies Maybe?

(Link): Joshua Rogers of Boundless / Focus on the Family [Christian group and Christian Publication] Attacks Biblical Teaching of Virginity Until Marriage