Top 5: STDs In Hip-Hop

Sex and hip-hop have gone together hand-in-hand since the early 90s. From the famous Biggie Smalls and Lil Kim interlude to 2pac with Temptations, and then the holy grail, Khia – My Neck, My Back, rappers have always coupled their lavish lifestyle raps with an endless amount of sex. But has there ever been any real mention of STDs within the genre? Well, we did some research…

1) Nas – Remember The Times 

This track has the best beat on it out of any of these 5. It’s heartfelt stuff from Nasir Jones, who talks about his first love and sex. He starts to reference STDs at the 1:08 mark, rapping “Was only scared of them STDs, syphilis, VD and herpes, Daffy Duck-lookin’ bitch burnt me, correction, Urinary tract infection, what I got for no protection” Nas-ty.

2) Eminem – Drips (ft. Obie Trice)

Now, from one of the best rappers alive and Obie Trice, we essentially have a song aimed at men, and how ‘they’re getting sick’. Obie starts off with an intense story to Denise, from the cleaners, whom he did the deed with unprotected. The chorus chimes in after with Em singing “These b*tches on my dick, That’s how dude’s be getting sick, that’s how dicks be getting drips” Grim Slim Shady, very grim.

3) Look Who’s Burnin’ – Ice Cube

Ice Cube made this awesome 90’s hit in the early part of the decade and a close look at the lyrics shows that it’s really about something burning…down there. It’s about a girl Ice Cube was hooking up with, but then she hooked up with a college student and became “Miss Gonorrhea.” If only she had wrapped it up with a condom she could have avoided this pageant title!

4) Wu-Tang Clan – Maria 

Off the classic album Wu-Tang Forever from ’97. The song has a heavily featured Ol’ Dirty Bastard kicking things off with a straight to the point bar about catching Gonnorhea. RZA comes in with probably the best line in the song, “Suicidal, she been in more hotels than bibles”. Heavy stuff from the Clan.

5) Cam’ron – On Fire Tonight

Cam’ron jumps us straight into the action on this one with a phone call to the girl that had ‘burned him’. They have a real slanging match and then the music starts at 1:05. Favourite line: “Where’s the psychological sense in that player? You need to wash ya face!”

So, there you have it, the GiftCondom.com STD Playlist! Listening to these tracks before a night out is is a sure fire way to make sure you keep it wrapped. Why not share this article with someone who’d actually listen to rappers perils and take heed than maybe from yourself? If you find that too awkward, why not send them an anonymous delivery of condoms to give you that extra peace of mind! Send a care package now at GiftCondom.com

**BONUS SONG: Cotton Eyed Joe**

This is certainly not hip-hop but a party favourite all the same, especially at family events like weddings and retirement parties. Basically, anything that has a DJ will have this song played at it. So, you’ll probably be disappointed to know that these lyrics are actually speaking about a guy who is getting his dick swabbed for an STD. Now it makes sense why the singer would have “been married long time ago” if it wasn’t for old cotton eyed Joe.

 

Top 5 Condom Myths BUSTED

Each and every one of us has our own opinions on condoms. However you feel, they do put a stop to numerous problems we could all live without. There are some common misconceptions which that we are here to BUST. From the downright ludicrous to the absolute crazy, here’s numbers 1 to 5:

Pull Out Game Strong!
So, how many babies do we think are created because the guy promises he’d pull out in time? I’m hazarding a guess at hundreds of thousands. The fact is, before climaxing, a guy will pre-ejaculate, inseminating his female counterpart, and THEN ‘pull-out’. Pre-cum, as it has been fondly coined, is still able to get a girl pregnant! As Planned Parenthood says, a male who does not carry out withdrawal properly increases the chances of the woman becoming pregnant by 27%!

“I can’t feel anything with that thing on!”
This is perhaps the biggest lie told before sex by a man on one night stands. It is really something that with just a thin layer of latex, a penis becomes completely numb. Granted, it may take away a small amount of feeling, but the way some men go on about it being like “picking your nose with a glove on” is RIDICULOUS.

Double-wrapping
Not only is double-wrapping a total waste of condoms, but it can create friction between the two and eventually lead to hidden tears and a leakage of juices! A single condom is your best bet for protecting yourself from the dangers unprotected sex may bring.

‘I’m the girl, why should I have one?’
PET PEEVE ALERT. Just because girls do not own a penis, it does not mean they should not empower themselves! The best form of protection for intercourse for both genders is without a doubt condoms. So, why should it be a man’s job to carry them?! While we’re here, there is no reason for girls to be ’slut-shamed’ over preparing for sex in the right away either!

‘I always break them’ – Jimmy (5ft 3”, size 5 feet)
Oh boy, oh boy. Condoms come in all shapes and sizes and actually stretch in order to wrap around larger members of the penis fam. Now, I’m not saying condoms are unbreakable, because they certainly are, but come on… it really is hard to do so! Unless Shaquille Oneil is making this claim, I’d certainly not trust that person and ask why they don’t buy XL condoms if there was an issue.

So there we have it, five myths well and truly debunked. Remember, you can share the love and protect someone TODAY by visiting GiftCondom.com

Prince Harry Visits Sexual Health Charity

We’re used to seeing this Royal in the limelight, and just like his late Mother Princess Diana, Prince Harry is championing an inspirational attitude to global issues.

Carrying on with his HIV awareness campaign, which has been ongoing over the past 12 months, he visited a London-based sexual health charity this week. The Prince has recently attended an international conference in South Africa to warn against the threat of complacency.  He also visited the Mildmay HIV Hospital in East London andlater, during a visit to a sexual health clinic, publicly took a HIV test (pictured below)

Harry said: “I know there are so many issues around family stuff and cultural stuff, I know that, but I really do believe and I’ve said this to the really young generation, the kids as well, I know it’s a sensitive subject but we’ve got to do this and people need to hear it from you.

Good show old chap!
Fingers crossed old chap!

He went on to say: “I don’t want to be here in 10 years’ time talking to you guys going ‘oh yeah we’re making a difference’ no, let’s do this now. There’s no reason why we can’t turn this around in two or three years at the most.”

Strong stuff from the Prince, saying it exactly how it should be. Action needs to be taken NOW, not just ineffective plans and investment when there’s no real execution of the problems, in turn exposing more people to the care and checks that they need.

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The Best Form Of Protection

Where life is possible, it always tends to find its way toward procreation. Whether you’re Human or a randy Ladybird, intercourse is commonplace in life, But just so with Humans as it is with poor little ladybugs, sex comes with risks. With rising STD rates in both species, let us explain why Condoms are the best form of protection in the bedroom.

Birth Control pills are an excellent solution for contraception in many cases, but they are not a fail-safe method and they do nothing to prevent STDs. If you forget a pill then you may get pregnant, and even if you luck out, using a condom for a while is still advisable until you’re schedule is back on track with the prescription. Another thing to note is that, according to the NHS, some illnesses and antibiotics can affect how well the pill, or any hormonal birth control works. If you’ve been on antibiotics or have been sick with anything causing vomiting, you will want to use condoms as a secondary measure to protect against pregnancy.

Unplanned pregnancies are a major concern the world over. In today’s world, there are many contraceptive methods, but when one of these methods fails or isn’t present in a sexual scenario, condoms inevitably turn out to be the right answer. Many medical professionals recommend using two methods of contraception simultaneously to be completely fail-safe. Try to name me a safer combo than hormonal birth control and condoms, I’ll wait…

Some people now use a method known as “Natural Family Planning.” This is where the girl tracks her menstrual schedule and during the two weeks closest to her ovulation when she could get pregnant, unprotected sex does not occur. Most couples use condoms to protect against pregnancy.

There are many ways to have protected sex, but every single one of them is either better with a condom as well or better with a condom instead! Help someone stay completely safe today with GiftCondom.com

Antibiotic Resistance Week – What You NEED To Know!

Monday 14th November marked the start of Antibiotic Resistance Week! Huge numbers of people are inadvertently putting themselves at risk and do not have a CLUE what is happening or understand the full extent of this global issue. So, here we are to clear things up for you (yes, YOU). With the rise of bacteria resistant to treatment, consequences are becoming ever present in societies across the planet.

To understand the true gravity of the situation and why this week exists, here are some FAQs with answers from Public Health England

Q: So, what in Heaven’s name is Antibiotic Resistance anyway?

It’s when bacteria become resistant to our antibiotics so the medicines no longer kill the bacteria

Q: Yikes… What are the causes?

It happens naturally over time, especially when they’re taken with no need or the wrong antibiotics are administered

Q: Hold on a second, can we not just develop new ones?!

The last time a major new class of antibiotics was introduced was during the 80s!

Q: Fudge. But how many people are actually dying from it so far? Surely it’s not taking it’s toll yet?

It’s estimated 25,000 in Europe alone have suffered

Noticeably for the UK, a recent outbreak of the STI Gonorrhoea (HL-AziR) has raised concerns much further, ESPECIALLY for sexually active 18-25-year-olds who are most at risk. This particular strain of the STD has become resistant to treatment, becoming extremely hard to contain, and dubbed ‘Super-Gonorrhoea’ by the press (to read up further on that particularly sticky situation, click here)

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With 1 in 3 people taking antibiotics at least once a year, it is important that more people take notice of what’s going on and start thinking about measures to protect yourselves and your families.

For 18-25s everywhere, with the current state of resistant STDs, the advice is simple: EVERYONE can significantly reduce their risk by using condoms with all new and casual partners. And this, people, is just one of the reasons we are doing what we are at GiftCondom. Protect your loved ones TODAY!

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