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August 27, 2012

VD is for Everybody (1969)

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 27, 2012 7:46 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Oh dear dead days of innocence, when VD meant gonorrhea....

Being married, I managed to avoid getting dosed until the '60s were over. The '70s, however, brought a painful divorce and even more painful opportunities to learn the downside of sportsex. Cowboys rode bareback, and I managed to contract the clap on I think 7 occasions - sometimes on the order of polite applause, other times full standing ovations. In San Francisco it just meant a trip to the clap clinic, which looked like a scene from MASH; doctors in funny hats, assembly-line "health advice" with cartoon illustrations (this is your dick; this is your dick with gonorrhea) and advice on how to make the necessary phone calls, rarely a pleasant experience (let's see, how long did it take to incubate? Well, I guess she's the culprit, but there's that other chick I better warn, and maybe that one too) and then the blood test, just to make sure it's not (ZOMG!!!) syphilis, and then a shot, and Bob's your uncle. Pretty slick operation, and a great social opportunity for all concerned. I once met a new girlfriend there, actually.

Eventually the boys started bringing back penicillin-resistant strains from the Nam, and everything got a lot more serious. Penicillin is a little unpleasant on the digestive system, but massive doses of Tetracycline could put you out of action for months, which essentially proved to be self-regulating.

We were horny once, and young.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at August 28, 2012 12:04 PM

Gee, looking at that commercial kinda makes me wanna go out and get some veedee. Everyone is smiling and happy, so this veedee must really be good. I'd like to thank you for sharing your veedee with us. You are such a generous sort.

Posted by: Jewel at August 28, 2012 7:16 PM

VD's for everyone. I'll pass! I'm glad in those days I was not exactly pure as the driven snow but I spent more time trying to get next to the next great high than shagging Skankie McGranola. All I got out of it was a year in treatment and a couple trips to the loonie bin. A mind is a terrible thing to waste but when your one eyed worm with a helmet on falls off it will ruin your whole day.

Posted by: bill at August 28, 2012 10:55 PM

Ad Council- Running amok since 1969.

Posted by: Greg at August 29, 2012 8:01 PM

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Posted by: Gregory Despain at September 13, 2012 9:28 AM

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