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By / 04.21.10

Here’s a PSA from the 1970s warning young people about the danger of venereal disease — excuse me, sexually transmitted infections — through the power of song. What I like best about this video, aside from the Motown reject singing about VD, is that it works nicely with the VD Is for Everybody PSA — also from the ’70s, and also using music to deliver a message. If you remember that video, it’s possible you remember my “slutty baby” joke, which spurred this comment from someone with a great sense of humor:

They should bring those commercials back. The “slutty baby” comment, although meant to be clever, illustrates the widespread ignorance about venereal diseases. FYI, women with active veneral diseases such as gonnorhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and ever-popular HPV, who give birth can very easily pass those diseases on to their baby or cause blindness in the baby. Instead of making lame jokes, you ought to educate yourself.

Actually, a mother with HPV can’t cause blindness in a baby. Unless she pokes its eyes out or pours acid in them.


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