I don’t want to be naive , but apparently cold sores – not better known as lip herpes, and definitely not known as liperpes (though it should be) – is spreading like wild fire amongst college students. The culprit blamed for the spreading: beer pong.
But beer pong could be nearly as dangerous as unprotected sex in terms of spreading diseases, according to a recent article in the University of Massachusetts’ student newspaper — which links the rise of herpes on campus to the popularity of beer pong. Because the game involves multiple people drinking from the same cups, the herpes virus — which can be transmitted via saliva — can be spread to everyone who is playing through the course of a game. The virus is up 230 percent since 2007 in people between ages 17 and 21.
And here I foolishly thought it was because college students are generally sluts (and I’m talking about both genders when I say that).
This got me thinking about what other STD’s might not be ST’d (sexually transmitted), and in fact may be BP’d (beer ponged).
- Gonorrhea – From clapping near someone else who is clapping. This is why it’s also known as the Clap.
- Chlamydia– From getting sodas out dispensers outside of Walmart stores.
- Genital Warts – From playing with toads before using the restroom. The same applies to Crabs. Not to be confused with Gentile Warts, common amongst Christians.
- Syphilis – Was created by Alexander Fleming in order to sell his new discovery, penicillin. Transmitted via playing catch with Frisbees, and sometimes Nerf Boomerangs.
A pubic public service announcement from the 80’s: