Getting kids to watch this regularly will be one of the most effective methods of teaching safe sex and abstinence ever utilized by the human species.
The show simply shows people from the loose side of UK culture getting screened for STD's or as they call them in the UK, STI's standing for Sexually Transmitted Infections. Regularly the employees at the clinics say how normal and common these people are but I boldly disagree. First of all, most people don't get tested. Second, these people are living really promiscuous lives.
I suppose we tend to expect promiscuous people to be above average looking but this show pretty much shows them to be average to below average looking nearly all of the time. Today the playing field is also different. Better looking people no longer have higher standards than average looking people and it's more about numbers than quality. This is also why STD's are on the rise. When people in general are more interested in getting laid, the quality of the partner isn't all that high on the list. If it were, the amount of sex being had would be greatly reduced for most of these people.
What was interesting to find out is genital warts is the 2nd most common STD/STI contracted by human beings. Chlamydia is number 1. With pregnancy on the rise where I live, another huge point was made by a girl that visited the clinic. She had an unplanned child and realized she could have gotten an STD/STI instead of getting pregnant. With the frequency of unplanned pregnancies occurring in my area, I expect the occurrence of STD's must also be on the rise. I also think the assumption of bar and club culture has been confirmed. If you choose to date people you meet at the bars and clubs, odds are incredibly high that you're going to contract an STD/STI.
While I hope the show convinces people to use protection, I mostly hope the show gets people to consider practicing abstinence and monogamy. The bottom line is these are people engrossed in a lifestyle where alcohol use is rampant so expecting some sort of global awakening and change is unrealistic aside from the simple fact it's never going to happen.
What I do believe this show will do is promote and inspire better habits with people who choose to live this lifestyle.
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