Date: July 10, 2021
“…but I bet if they got herpes or HIV…”
It should be pointed out, that a STD/STI needs to exist in at least one participant, in order for it to have any chance of spreading…
…and medical screenings are an actual thing.
I’m of the opinion, that they should be both freely available as part of public health services, and mandatory as a precursor in pedophilic and ephebophilic relationships in particular…possibly all sexual relationships.
It often gets me, how people think they’re “so smart”, throwing STD/STIs into our faces…when in reality, if society were humane and at least modestly intelligent about these issues…we could literally neutralize the spreading of STD/STIs.
There might be some rare exception where they just cannot bring someone’s STD/STI under control…But we are living in an era where even HIV positive people can have their infection levels brought down so low, that they are incapable of spreading the virus.
Also, just to be thorough…”sexually active” doesn’t always mean “exchange of bodily fluids”.