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Syphilis cases have continued their alarming rise at a record-breaking pace in Tokyo, increasing more than 20 percent from the previous year.

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A Tokyo metropolitan government health official. There were 1,366 patients with the sexually transmitted disease as of May 17, up 253 from the same period in 2022.

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A combination of dramatically lowered standards post-covid and an almost criminally negligent lack of safe sex education in schools at the High School level.

At least Syph can be treated. Gonorrhea is mutating into a multi-drug resistant strain and will become untreatable without new antibiotics.

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You need to cover your wicket.

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Ew

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I thought Japanese put a premium on cleanliness not when it comes to contracting syphilis

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Since Japanese advertisements love a good loudspeaker, maybe they should start playing Blackstreet's No Diggity on loop in and around the city - "No diggity, I got to bag it up, bag it up..."

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Sex is down but Syphilis is up?

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Thanks for the heads-up. Good thing I won't be going to Tokyo.

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