Would you knowingly contract herpes for 20mil dollars?

JGrey JGrey
I don't think I could ever do it.
10/27/2011
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
Honestly, as paranoid as I am about STD's, I would consider it. $20 million is an awful lot of money, and it would last the rest of my life, since I'm not really a spree buyer. I would budget carefully (including cutting edge treatments to manage), and could use the money to do some good. I could pay off the very nice house I live in (it's plenty big enough for my needs, and I don't want to move to California or New York), put myself through grad school and get my doctorate, and care for my father in his old age. If I never have kids of my own, I can pass on a nice nest egg to my nieces and nephews. Hell, with $20 million, I could start a non-profit dedicated to STI prevention and cure research.

Then again, I'm guessing if this person does get $20 million, they're not going to spend it on practical things. That's the main problem when people come into large sums of money... they waste most of it on stupid things that they didn't need, and act like it's an infinite resource. No working, no investing, no planning ahead at all. Just spending.
10/28/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Twenty Million dollars? For a condition that causes no permanent damage, is treatable with easily obtained medication, usually burns itself out within 15 years or less of contracting it (most people who have herpes don't even get outbreaks after ... More
If you ever find said illegal medical experiment that will gift you 20mil and herpes, please send that information MY WAY

And totally agreed on every last word here!
10/28/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
I probably would. 20 million? Get real.

I would think on a website dedicated basically to sex that there would be a little more awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and what they actually entail.

A very large portion of the population has some form of herpes. Most people show no symptoms or have very mild symptoms, only having one initial outbreak.

Additionally, you can get it from simply kissing another person while the virus is shedding, which doesn't necessarily have to happen during an outbreak.

As far as non-curable sexually transmitted infections go, herpes is pretty low on severity list. It's also fairly treatable.

So, yeah. When you get over the whole puritanical "ew it can be transmitted by sex, repent!" factor, 20 million sounds like it might be doable.
10/28/2011
emilia emilia
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Originally posted by tokensgirl
No. I would not want to have an std for the rest of my life. thanks.
same here
10/28/2011
geliebt geliebt
I really don't think so, no. It may not be fatal or anything, but I just don't think I could deal with it, even for that money. Some sort of rash elsewhere on my body, sure, but the genitals? No. I'd rather keep my parts as healthy as possible.
11/02/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
I would. If my husband was okay with it but I'm sure he would be as we are super broke. My sister has it and is doing fine. 2 painful flareups in the past 10 years. She dated a handful of guys and told them and they were fine with it and she is now married.
11/02/2011
LQ LQ
I don't believe the whole "I have no diseases" thing unless I see it in writing. Especially when it comes to A-list actors who are probably getting around a lot. Hah.

The 20 mil is awful tempting and I'd be willing to do a lot of odd things for it at the moment, but this isn't one of them. Regardless of whether or not I had a lot of symptoms myself, I'd feel wrong about purposefully getting a disease that I could pass on to others. And I've got enough health issues to deal with already.
11/03/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
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Originally posted by sexygoddess
What do you all think about this? There's an "unknown" a-list actor being sued by someone for 20mil for contracting herpes from said actor. Apparantly there's a video of them doing all sorts of things and I guess the actor says he ... More
No.
11/07/2011
Zinzai Zinzai
A guaranteed 20 mil would be a sacrifice I would make.
12/09/2011
Willow Wand Willow Wand
I would
12/09/2011
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by sexygoddess
What do you all think about this? There's an "unknown" a-list actor being sued by someone for 20mil for contracting herpes from said actor. Apparantly there's a video of them doing all sorts of things and I guess the actor says he ... More
im not that hard up for cash
12/09/2011
JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Twenty Million dollars? For a condition that causes no permanent damage, is treatable with easily obtained medication, usually burns itself out within 15 years or less of contracting it (most people who have herpes don't even get outbreaks after ... More
Agree 100%

Glad I don't have to type it all out! Being a nurse, I've seen waaaaaaay worse than herpes, I'd take the herpes and my $20 million happily!
12/09/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Yea, I would actually. Herpes isn't that big of a deal and 20 mil. would change everything.
12/09/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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Originally posted by Peggi
If you ever find said illegal medical experiment that will gift you 20mil and herpes, please send that information MY WAY

And totally agreed on every last word here!
sheesh I know!
12/11/2011
Nazaress Nazaress
You can never get rid of herpes. No, thank you. If it was a curable STD, MAYBE. But that's a very big maybe.
12/23/2011
Airekah Airekah
i'm so scared of stds in general.
12/23/2011
jedent jedent
20 million dollars? i'd deal with the breakouts in my brand new fucking infinity pool with a 24 hour staff of cabana-people.
12/23/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
As someone who has seen genital warts lasered off in surgery and smelled the nasty burning flesh of it HELL NO! That would be so gross to me and even on meds/ or not being in the middle of an outbreak, you can pass it to others.
01/07/2012
sexygoddess sexygoddess
Glad to see this post is still going.. lol
01/12/2012
kz916 kz916
no way
01/15/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
As someone who has seen genital warts lasered off in surgery and smelled the nasty burning flesh of it HELL NO! That would be so gross to me and even on meds/ or not being in the middle of an outbreak, you can pass it to others.
um, genital warts isn't a symptom of herpes? lol that's a form of another virus, not herpes. You get cold sores, which do not get lasered off; instead, patients take an antibiotic and the sores disappear after a week or so.
01/15/2012
ShOrt1;) ShOrt1;)
I would definitely have to think about this one and well 20 million for an std when I am happy with one man yeah I am pretty sure I would.
01/16/2012
MGDavicnigirl MGDavicnigirl
NO way! I wouldn't get to visit all of my favorite swinger parties anymore!
02/02/2012
bunniebunnie bunniebunnie
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Originally posted by tokensgirl
No. I would not want to have an std for the rest of my life. thanks.
Amen.
02/06/2012
jjdd jjdd
$20 Million? F*ck. Yes. Cash up front please. I'll go pick up my Valtrex
06/27/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by sexygoddess
What do you all think about this? There's an "unknown" a-list actor being sued by someone for 20mil for contracting herpes from said actor. Apparantly there's a video of them doing all sorts of things and I guess the actor says he ... More
With both of my partners that would be a deal breaker and the 20 million means nothing if I am left alone.

If said actor can prove they don't have herpes then they are in the clear.
06/27/2012
Azule Azule
Yes. Definitely. Herpes A is oral herpes. Most anyone whose had a cold sore has herpes. For 20 million I'll take a stress related outbreak once in a while, not that I'd have anything to really stress about because I'd have 20 million to spend.
06/27/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
No thanks, it's not worth it.
06/28/2012
BoobCopter BoobCopter
Nope.
07/02/2012
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