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This Map Shows the Most Sexually Diseased US States (No Judgement)

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Social Content Producer
Updated: 4 December 2017
Unlike most lists of the highest-performing states, inclusion on this one might not be the best thing ever.

If there’s one thing that puts a dampener on fun, it’s a sexually transmitted disease.

They spread like wildfire, and while many of them are easy to cure with a quick round of antibiotics, they’re not something that anyone enjoys having to deal with.

So Alaska had better keep an eye out, because it’s the most sexually diseased state in America.

Alaska is the most sexually diseased state in America
Alaska is the most sexually diseased state in America | © Ben Possehi / Unsplash

Maybe it’s the long winter nights or the cold weather, but Alaskans should be careful when they’re involved in affairs of the heart.

Coming in at number two, we have Mississippi, and at number three, there’s Louisiana, which, coincidentally, is right next door.

Georgia is fourth, New Mexico fifth, North Carolina takes sixth and seventh goes to South Carolina.

The maps shows the rate of sexual disease in US states
The maps shows the rate of sexual disease in US states | © backgroundchecks.org

We’re starting to see a pattern here in the American south

Eighth is Arkansas, ninth, Delaware and Oklahoma takes the tenth spot.

The least diseased state is Vermont, followed by New Hampshire at 49 and West Virginia at 48. The number 25 spot goes to Virginia.

The map, created by backgroundchecks.org, uses colours to show the scale of sexually transmitted diseases in each state.

The darker pink each state is, the more diseases it has.

The map was posted on Reddit by user, alectprasad.

How did your state do?

If you want more information on sexually transmitted diseases, head to the sexual health charities FPA and Planned Parenthood, where you can get non-judgemental and accurate advice on how to prevent sexually transmitted infections and what to do if you think you might have come into contact with one.

Getting tested is no big deal, and many STIs are easy to treat. Don’t be embarrassed or put off getting advice if you think you need help – there’s nothing to be ashamed of and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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