The Mandatory Guide to STD Awareness Month (Using Popular TV to Demonstrate the Feeling)

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April is STD awareness month, a dubious honor intended to remind us of activities related to our nether-regions and the related consequences of who we let into our bed, backseat, or public restroom stall (gross). So, what better way to understand the gravity of the big picture than to discuss icky sexual uh-ohs as they relate to popular TV sitcoms?

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According to the Center for Disease Control, reports of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia infections have increased the most among sexually transmitted diseases. The STD three amigos represent just the tip of the iceberg; if gone untreated, they can lead to diminished nervous systems, depleted immune systems, infertility, and the advanced possibility of catching/transmitting HIV and AIDS.

Because we care, we’ve put together a quick guide about STDs on the rise, as well as some general advice on how to avoid catching these little dingers on your, well, dinger.

If STDs were sitcoms, which would yours be?

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