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Idealogically Promiscuous 11-16-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Idealogically Promiscuous (Post 497411)
Chicken pox antibodies remain in the blood which is what gives immunity to future chicken pox infections.

The shingles virus is only activates as a hyper immune response by the body to what it thinks is the pox again.

I was wrong about this part. I did some more research and it is the chicken pox virus that goes dormant in nerve cells. For some reason, when it becomes active again, it only causes shingles but not pox. Shingles cannot be spread but a person with shingles can spread chicken pox. So, yes, you are a carrier for life with chicken pox.

The rest of my post was correct, however.

sky dancer 11-16-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rivrrat (Post 497351)
No, I state facts as if they were facts and I state my opinions as opinions.

No, you stated something that isn't a fact, but an opinion. You stated that anyone in an intimate relationship is at risk of STD. You stated that EVERYONE who has sex with ANYONE is forever and always at risk. That is YOUR opinion, not a fact. That's not true for monogamous couples.

The STD risk is only for people who are having sex with more than one person, NOT for happily monogamous couples.

I am absolutely NOT at risk of contracting STD. My wife has never even thought of cheating on me. That's a fact.

dabateman 11-16-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by 1069 (Post 497465)
There are actually many viral and bacterial infections like this. Typically, antibodies to them confer immunity. Ergo "having it in your blood" is arguably a good thing.
There are some viruses that remain with you for life which cause occasional flare-ups (such as Herpes Simplex 1 & 2), but Syphilis is not one of them. Once treated, it is resolved without sequelae, regardless of whether or not antibodies to it remain in your body for life.
It is incorrect to say "you are a carrier" if by that you mean contagious. Typically that is what being a "carrier" means. Once treated, Syphilis cannot be transmitted sexually, laterally, or any other way. It is resolved.

I didn't say contagious. If I had meant contagious that's what I would have said. However you carry it in your blood. It's like a biological scarlet letter.

rivrrat 11-16-2012 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sky dancer (Post 497475)
No, you stated something that isn't a fact, but an opinion. You stated that anyone in an intimate relationship is at risk of STD. You stated that EVERYONE who has sex with ANYONE is forever and always at risk. That is YOUR opinion, not a fact.

No, it's a fact.

rivrrat 11-16-2012 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by dabateman (Post 497493)
I didn't say contagious. If I had meant contagious that's what I would have said. However you carry it in your blood. It's like a biological scarlet letter.

Carrier means contagious.

However you don't "carry it in your blood". You are cured. Unless exposed to it again, you will not ever, EVER get it again. You cannot give it to anyone. It is done. Gone. Cured. It's not just laying dormant. It is cured.

sky dancer 11-16-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rivrrat (Post 497498)
No, it's a fact.

That's what I mean. It's nothing more than your opinion. Neither my wife nor I are in danger of contracting STDS.

That's a fact.

I'm more in danger of catching your insipid cynicism than STD's by dealing with your persistent negativity. That's an opinion.

1069 11-16-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by dabateman (Post 497493)
I didn't say contagious. If I had meant contagious that's what I would have said. However you carry it in your blood. It's like a biological scarlet letter.

Early-stage Syphilis is treated- and cured- with a single dose of penicillin.
Late-stage Syphilis is treated with a longer penicillin regimen, but is still completely curable, although the damage caused by untreated late-stage disease is irreversible. Fortunately, it's typically caught and cured early in the US.
It does not remain in your body for life; a low level of antibodies may be present and detectable for months or (in rare cases) years, after successful treatment for Syphilis. But not forever.

I actually have an interesting Syph story; my great-grandfather infected my great-grandmother (who was a prominent socialite) with it sometime during the late 1920s or early 1930s, before antibiotics. They already had three healthy children together, including my grandfather, so he apparently contracted the disease via infidelity, no doubt with prostitutes.
My great-grandmother was unaware of her infection until her fourth child was born, a son who was blind and severely retarded as a result of the Syphilis. My great-grandfather moved into a hotel and drank himself to death over the next decade.
My great-uncle Ira (the disabled child) was kept at home by my great grandmother and cared for with the help of a series of nurses, until- in his young adulthood- he was discovered by my great grandmother to be involved in some sort of sexual relationship with a live-in nurse she'd hired to care for him.
At that point, he was institutionalized, and he lived in institutions until his death the mid-1980s. I never met him; I heard the story plenty when I was growing up- it was a popular family legend- but I was under the impression that all this happened at some point in the distant past, hundreds of years ago. Only as an adult did I learn that Uncle Ira was still alive during my lifetime, and that I could've met him. Poor guy.
Anyway, that's my Syphilis story. Isn't it Southern Gothic dreadful? :p

rivrrat 11-16-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by sky dancer (Post 497501)
That's what I mean. It's nothing more than your opinion. Neither my wife nor I are in danger of contracting STDS.

That's a fact.

I'm more in danger of catching your insipid cynicism than STD's. That's an opinion.

Sorry dear. Trusting someone is always a risk. That is not my opinion, that is a fact. Based on the definition of the word.

sky dancer 11-16-2012 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by rivrrat (Post 497503)
Sorry dear. Trusting someone is always a risk.

Trusting my wife is NOT a risk. Not a bit. You don't seem to have a clue about love like that, "dear".

rivrrat 11-16-2012 09:35 PM

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Trusting my wife is NOT a risk. Not a bit. You don't seem to have a clue about love like that.

The definition of the word trust means it has inherent risk. Otherwise, it's not trust.


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