Some things in life are a matter of common sense. The idea that the consumption of alcohol would lead to a higher incidence of unsafe sex is such a commonsense concept.
Science and scientists are tasked with proof and proof of human behavior is often difficult to achieve in a manner that defies refute.
The discovery that higher rates of unsafe sex accompanies higher rates of consumption of alcohol is particularly relevant during the holidays. This finding is also relevant to Alabama and Birmingham because there is a higher than average incidence of sexually transmitted disease in Alabama than in most of the United States.
Merry Christmas you have AIDS is not a pleasant thought.
“A new study has found that alcohol consumption directly impacts a person’s intention to have unsafe sex. In other words, the more you drink, the stronger becomes your intention to engage in unsafe sex.” according to research reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site on December 12, 2011.
The research published in the January issue of the journal Addiction is the result of 12 separate experiments that has produced the first verifiable cause-and-effect relationship between alcohol consumption and unsafe sex. The results are consistent no matter the sex or sexual orientation of the person.
So happy holidays folks. If you drink it up cover it up and stay well.
You have no “right” to impose the care of an unwanted child on the rest of the taxpayers in the country nor do you have the “right” to impose the costs of a lifetime of healthcare for HIV/AIDS on the rest of the country because you were drunk and negligent.
Full citation: Rehm J., Shield K.D., Joharchi N. and Shuper P.A. Alcohol consumption and the intention to engage in unprotected sex: Systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental studies. Addiction 107, 51-9, doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03621.x