CHICAGO (AP) -- A U.S. sexually transmitted diseases epidemic is increasing and the most common infection, chlamydia, has risen to record levels, government officials say.Reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased in 2014. Chlamydia cases had dipped in 2013, but last year's total of more than 1.4 million - or 456 cases per 100,000 - was the highest number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The chlamydia rate was up almost 3 percent from 2013, the CDC reported Tuesday.
A rational socialist would say that the costs of treating such a problem would be a reason for the government to discourage sexual promiscuity; this is the same reasoning the gun control crowd uses to restrict guns. But progressives worship the orgasm as the greatest good in human existence, no matter how or with whom achieved, and thus they tend to ignore problems like this.