Sex feels good and that’s the reason why adults do it and as much as possible, would want to do it on a regular basis. But sex comes with responsibility.
I’ve been conversing with people from all walks of life for years now and there’s one thing about the Filipino guys that stands out, but not in a good way; they are too lazy to use and some are even too embarrassed to buy condoms from mini marts and drug stores. It’s really frustrating to hear grown men talk about sex as if there are no consequences for their stupidity.
At this day and age when technology is far more sophisticated than it once was 50 years ago, Filipinos sure seem stuck in the 60s. Their ignorance about their sexual health is appalling. It’s like they haven’t studied Biology in high school. Some still believe that women can only get pregnant if they engage in sexual activities for three consecutive days. I don’t know where they got this “information” from but they believe it. And then there are those who still believe that the withdrawal method is the best method of birth control, which actually has a 15 – 28% failure rate. Even more appalling is the fact the there are some guys from the provinces who think drinking laundry detergent will cure them of STDs.
On the topic about HIV, Filipinos seem to be in denial about the threat of this deadly virus. They reason that they know how to pick a sexual partner as if they have supernatural powers to determine who’s clean and who’s not, and they add that they wash their penises on a regular basis, as if washing it can protect them from getting infected with HIV. I even talked to a guy who seem not to care that he had unprotected sex with a woman who had a foul smelling vaginal discharge. It’s a shame that Filipinos are this stupid. And I must say that I’m not the least bit surprised by the figures from the National Epidemiology Center AIDS report:
In March 2011, there were 172 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory (SACCL) and reported to the HIV and AIDS Registry (Table 1). This was a 43% increase compared to the same period last year
(n=120 in 2010). Most of the cases (92%) were males. The median age was 27 years (age range:1-54 years). The 20-29 year (62%) age-group had the most number of cases. Fortynine percent (85) of the reported cases were from the National Capital Region (NCR).
Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases in the Philippines
Philippine HIV and AIDS Registry
D E P A R T M E N T O F H E A L T H
N A T I O N A L E P I D E M I O L O G Y C E N T E R
Just because a person only has had one sexual partner at time that doesn’t make the person safe from acquiring this deadly virus. Suppose two adults in an exclusive relationship engages in regular sexual activity, and both of which have had sexual intercourse with other people in the past, and their previous partners also have had sexual intercourse with other people. And suppose one of their previous sexual partners was promiscuous and never used protection. Or, suppose one of them used drugs and shared needles with someone who’s infected with the virus. One cannot tell just by face value if a person is clean or not.
HIV is a silent killer. It has no warning signs and it may take years before anyone can feel the symptoms. I don’t care if using condoms can lessen sensation. And I also don’t give a damn if buying condoms can lessen machismo. I only care about the lives of the innocent people stupid Filipino men might be infecting with the virus just in case they’re already infected but they don’t know it yet.
I do wish that teachers will be allowed to teach Sex Education to high school students. Because no matter how much parents deny it the fact still remains that their adolescent children are curious and will eventually engage in sexual activities. Unwanted pregnancies are not the only issues that we need to address, there’s also the much dreaded HIV infection. And the way to do that is to arm our children by educating them about their reproductive health. They should be given the knowledge they need so they can be smart enough to know how they can protect themselves.
Sex is pleasurable and enjoyable.Just be wise, use protection or if you can, discipline yourselves. Not all women are moving vaginae that need ramming. And ladies, please make it a habit to always have condoms in your purse just in case your man ain’t got the balls to buy one at the mini mart. And please, if you’ve had more than one sexual partner in your life, please have yourselves tested for HIV.
*Latest from the Department Of Health: MANILA, Philippines – As the international community observes World AIDS Day today, the Department of Health (DOH) warned of the rapid increase in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) cases in the country, where an average of six new infections are recorded every day.