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Not exactly killing the stereotype

That gays and promiscuity thing:

I got monkeypox and it’s been a total nightmare.

When New York Pride festivities kicked off on 24 June, I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small. What I didn’t understand was how absolutely dismal testing capacity was: at that point, the city only had capacity to process ten tests a day.

I had sex with several guys over the weekend.

The problem though, is, of course elsewhere:

A New Yorker describes his harrowing ordeal to receive care through a system underequipped to handle another pandemic

Oh, right.

21 thoughts on “Not exactly killing the stereotype”

  1. Dennis, Pointing Out The Obvious

    When New York Pride festivities kicked off on 24 June, I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small.

    So, being the responsible gay person I am, what did I do?

    I had sex with several guys over the weekend.

    Which translates to this: “You may not know this, but I’m a moron.”

  2. “If someone like me, who has worked in sexual health for a long time, had such a hard time navigating care, I can’t imagine other people doing it”

    And you caught gonorrhoea?

  3. ‘vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/poxvirus-in-cats’

    We know that cowpox provides immunity to these pox viruses.

    Perhaps the gays need to snuggle up to their local cat ladies?

  4. Of course, The Science must be followed, and the whole of the economy must be shut down until it goes away, and the whole population must be locked up in their own home.

    What? We should target the few who the data shows are the most likely to catch it and the most likely to come to harm, and tell just that group to change their behaviour? BIGOTS!!!!!!

  5. “at that point, the city only had capacity to process ten tests a day.

    I had sex with several guys over the weekend.”

    Well, there’s no reason at all to suggest that after meeting you they had any further sexual contact whatsoever. I mean, why would they? So you can console yourself with the thought that your fun has only depleted the resources of one major city.

  6. Bloke in North Dorset

    but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small.

    Relative to what? If they’ve been playing the usual game of talking about the general population because they don’t want to stigmatize gay men that it probably is relatively small. However that would make it quite significant when applied to the gay and bisexual men population.

    If we are to believe some numbers that 10% of the male population is gay or bisexual that would mean its 10x more prevalent if it was original the general male population.

  7. I got monkeypox and it’s been a total nightmare.

    I drove 30 mph over the speed limit without a seat belt, and it’s been a total nightmare.

    When New York Pride festivities kicked off on 24 June, I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small.

    When I competed in the demolition derby, I knew the risks involved – even if I did wear a seat belt – but I assumed that I’m special.

    What I didn’t understand was how absolutely dismal testing capacity was: at that point, the city only had capacity to process ten tests a day.

    I’m appalled that car manufacturers don’t come standard with a safety net that catches you when you don’t wear a seat belt, and you fly through the windshield.

    I had sex with several guys over the weekend.

    I was doing donuts in various parking lots that whole week before the accident.

    A New Yorker describes his harrowing ordeal to receive care through a system underequipped to handle another pandemic

    The government made me total my car.

  8. “For the past decade, my work has primarily focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, so I followed the outbreak from the very beginning.”

    So absolutely no excuse for exposing himself and potentially others to what sounds like a truly disgusting and excruciating affliction. Plus, where was his “focus on sexual health” if he additionally managed to contract gonorrhoea.

    “I’m pretty worried this is going to be another endemic disease, especially among gay men.” So stop behaving like you’re invulnerable.

    Cretinous behaviour of the highest order, yet he plays it for sympathy and blames the CDC and health departments for failing to rush to treat something that was entirely unavoidable.

    “I was isolated, lonely and frustrated with how unfair the situation was.” It’s unfair that the public health system should have to deal with idiots who think that everyone else is responsible for fixing their mistakes.

    It must be so depressing for gay men who went through and survived the early stages of the HIV/AIDS outbreak to see their modern counterparts behaving like this. We can hope that his will be a cautionary tale that will lead others to modify their behaviour. I doubt it.

  9. It must be so depressing for gay men who went through and survived the early stages of the HIV/AIDS outbreak to see their modern counterparts behaving like this. We can hope that his will be a cautionary tale that will lead others to modify their behaviour. I doubt it.

    “Sex is natural, sex is fun / Sex is best when it’s one on one.”

    –Some bender in the 80s, I dunno

  10. @Addolff

    There should be a month set aside every year to honor the fathers of these creatures. We can all just remove our hats and bow our heads in reverence to their struggle.

  11. @Addolff
    Jeez.
    If you read the whole thread…
    Are we sure that the end of times isn’t here now?
    We’ve got war, disease, famine probably with all the reports of failing crops. Death to follow?

    If people are behaving like this, it could just be the Revelation end of days…

    The whole thread is archived here.
    WARNING: Not for the squeamish
    https://archive.ph/yAr8H

  12. I’ve lost the link* where his identity is revealed but he is a board-level member of a Soros-related health advisory foundation responsible for policy advice. Scary…

    * a local NY newspaper IIRC

  13. I am shocked to learn that a bloke who fucked around 50 people in a 10 day period and consumed gallons of human waste subsequently came down with something nasty….

    Someone on one of David Thompson’s threads suggested that the lack of high-tech aliens might be a consequence of extreme decadence, such as we see in the US.

    What an epitaph: “Once they had the potential for FTL travel, but ended up wanking themselves to death.”

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