I’m in such a foul mood, y’all.
I may need to schedule a day of happiness this week to try and shake this shit off!
Anyhoo, I’ve been sitting here watching Good Morning America chew on the Arnold “love child” bone and…well, I’m disappointed.
And the choir asked… “In Arnold?”
I don’t know Arnold or his life!
For all I know he’s a serial asshole and everyone who knows him is completely unsurprised at this public display of assholia.
No, I’m disappointed that this opportunity to discuss safer sex is being lost.
Every time some politician reveals an affair the media digs into the inner workings of his or her marriage and who the other person is.
In the case of Arnold, the press is frenzied trying to out the other woman involved…find out the age of the child…and explore the length and width of Arnold’s betrayal.
But when these affairs are revealed my first thought is whether the individuals involved have been tested for sexually transmitted infections and whether they practiced safer sex like using a condom.
I’ve had friends come to me after finding out that their partner cheated and my first advice is always for them to get tested…always.
Cheating on it’s own equals an automatic trip to a health care center.
Cheating that results in a pregnancy…well, that ups the urgency in my book.
Sexually transmitted infections don’t give a shit about fame or celebrity or money.
This is a teachable moment in a lot of ways...a teachable moment about safer sex and consequences and EC and testing and honesty between partners and trust within sexual relationships.
But here I am listening to reporters and contributors go on and on about pre-nups and tweets and careers and the emotional toil of infidelity…
…yet no one is talking about the fact that at some point sperm entered vagina and all parties involved should be tested.
Oh well, now they're talking about how Maria was a tower of strength and dignity in a sassy blue dress at the Oprah spectacular last night.