Gay sex can kill you.
I know someone who only cares about that fact on his way to the Dr. to get tested. The statistics are good for researchers and essayists, but I doubt they're a big deterrent.
Of course there are many people online who love to quote stats on how damaging gay sex is to one's health. And not just men's health either. I came across a comment by someone who comments a lot on a host of different blogs and articles on marriage and family. I laughed out loud because of how it was phrased, and when I was telling someone about it, I was laughing so hard I could hardly get it out.
The discussion was about lesbians and STD's:
"They have their own risky behaviors. A lesbian cousin of mine was killed by leukemia on her death certificate, but the last crisis was brought on by a yeast infection due to fisting."
Do they really do that?
So anyway. It's unverifiable hearsay, an unverifiable diagnosis offered as proof. Yeast infections are common for women - frequently resulting from some sort of lubricant. It happens to lesbian and hetero women.
I've been reading so much stupid stuff online lately - which may be one reason I have trouble taking a lot of the crap that is posted seriously. Oh well.