Skip Nav
This Exquisite Vietnamese Wedding Is Like a Pink-and-Gold Garden Wonderland
5 Crystals For Boosting Your Sexual Energy
18 Sex-Filled Films to Stream on Netflix

Huh? STDs Make Some Men Feel More Manly

I came across a Swedish study out earlier this week that is just too good to pass up. Get this: a significant number of young men in Sweden consider contracting an STD to be an affirmation of manhood, rather than a serious health issue.

None of the young women in the study (not surprisingly) considered an STD diagnosis as a sign of their "success with the boys." The study did find something both genders had in common: hesitation about using condoms. The young women feared upsetting their partner by asking him to use one, and the young men worried that taking out a condom would make them look as if they assumed they would get lucky that night.

While I don't think we should stigmatize people with STDs, it doesn't seem good for anyone to glorify preventable diseases. Do you find the study's results shocking or predictable?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
weffie weffie 7 years
i love boys but they sure can be stupid sometimes... and in this case the girls are equally stupid--they actually fear upsetting their partners more than they fear diseases? insanity.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
I find this study hard to believe. I have family from there.
dianadilettante dianadilettante 7 years
*face palm* So contracting a deadly disease shows the world that you're a man? Ay carumba.
How to Say No to Being a Bridesmaid
Gift-Giving Tips
List of European Traditions
Battle of the Books Faceoff Game
Britons Say Old Age Begins at 59
Battle of the Books Faceoff Game 2011-05-02 04:00:46
Rachel Maddow on Ethics of Gays Coming Out

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds