Another day, another exam down. I have about 40 minutes to myself so I thought that I'd write something here--I mean, why not, right? I'm here, full of mac and cheese from Pizza Hut. I admit that I miss the mac and cheese in the USA sometimes but this stuff is pretty good.
Today I'm going to go out of my comfort zone and talk about sex - so if you don't like same-sex interaction or you'll take anything or everything personally, you probably don't want to continue - so I've continued this weblog entry in the extended part of my weblog... you'll probably see a link or something to continue reading it.
Ah, sex. Everybody likes sex, don't they? Some people like it a whole lot more than others. I, myself, am in a period where I don't really care for it. But I've noticed a few things that have been happening lately. And these aren't really great things either.
With the people I know on a personal level, more of them are finding out they are HIV-positive. That's not necessarily a really bad thing because it means that more people that I know are getting tested. But it also goes to show you that people are being riskier when it comes to sex. I also can't say that it's like 5% of who I know, but I've known a few over the years which is way too many. It all comes down to circumstances though where a person may say they are HIV-negative when they're really HIV-positive, or they just don't really know (or care). There are people who will say or do just about anything to get you to jump into the sack with them, even if it puts potentially more people at risk. There are times where I believe people should be brought to court and sued for deliberate lying and this is one of them. I don't believe that money makes problems go away but I believe that the person who has infected others with this lief-changing virus should be held accountable. Putting someone in prison wouldn't make a difference and plus it will be a strain on the system. The best way to combat this is to fine them heavily, put the funds into a public education fund and many, many, many hours of community service. It's just frightening that this is so rampant right now and really, you can't trust anybody. To an extent, you can't even trust your regular sex partner (if outside a relationship, but as we've seen in my case, in a relationship too because you never know what the other person is doing behind your back... too much trust is a bad thing.).
You just honestly do not know and that's why I have to treat everyone the same as far as this goes. A test that is 2 weeks old proves nothing about what has happened in the last 2 weeks. I know that sounds distrustful but I'd rather be distrusting than have something that's incurable and can easily shave many years off my life.
That's probably why I can't walk by people and say "Oh, I'd like to have sex with them." A person who looks good and sexy can be riddled with disease. There are nice-looking people out there but I guess I'm more traditional where I want to know people before I sleep with them. 99.8% of the time this has been the case.
Sex is overrated. Sure it's fun but what exactly are you getting in the total package if you CHOOSE to have unprotected sex? Everybody has a choice. Make that choice a smart one, and not one made without thinking.