Published: February 2, 2011
It's not a fail-safe strategy for avoiding sexually transmitted infections — people can get very specific STIs from completely nonrandom sex partners — but the number of STIs could be cut dramatically if all male college students everywhere refrained from raw-dogging those lovely lady randoms and vice versa. (I realize that "random" is not gendered ... but if you saw this bar, you would know that an exclusively heterosexual clientele can be safely assumed. A straight boy wrote that message, and he was addressing other straight boys, and "random" refers to female pickups, not male pickups.)
I want to add that I was particularly impressed by the use of the word "random" in place of, say, "bitch," "slut," "whore" or any of the other sexist, hostile, demeaning terms that college-town-bathroom-stall-graffitiing types typically use in place of "woman," "female," or "young lady coed." Well done, DIY safe-sex educator!
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