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I pose a question that you no doubt do not often ask yourself. But, in case you ever have or ever will, D.C. McCallister is ready, willing, and able to provide the requisite information, and she can tell you where you can go if you want to minimize the likelihood.
To wit, the following states in rank order are the places where venereal disease is most likely to be found: Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Delaware, and my native Oklahoma. And here are the states in rank order where you are least likely to encounter such difficulties: Vermont, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Maine, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
Of course, if you are married and you and your spouse both practice fidelity, you can live anywhere without peril. This may explain why there is no overlap at all between the states, also listed in rank order, where the most sexual activity goes on and the states where VD is most common: California, Texas, New York, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Missouri. As George Bernard Shaw once put it, matrimony combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
You might want to wrestle with D.C.’s analysis of the reason why certain states are on the first of these three lists. I suggest that you ponder as well the reason why the states on the second list are there. There is a tale to be told about patterns of human conduct, and it has next to nothing to do with class.Published in