BLOG ARTICLE – TO VD OR NOT VD (BEING A -FEH- “SINGLETON SURVIVOR”)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN LIP SERVICE WEB MAGAZINE

vd-survivorAre you part of a loving, stable, romantic relationship? Good for you!  I mean that, no snark attached. It’s not easy to find a real partner in life and love. So, when should you celebrate said love? Whenever the hell you want.

You heard me … whenever. If a universal random day mid-way through February works for your romantic savoir faire, go with it. Any time is a good time for an excuse to show appreciation for the one you love. Why not February 14th? For that matter, why not February 13th, too, and February 15th and, color me crazy, but why not July 28th? You see where I’m going with this.

I’m not really writing this for you people, anyway. You’re, for the most part, covered. No matter which way you go, you’re still treated like a normal person regardless of how you spend your day.

Not so, our not-so-neatly-paired-off brethren.

Before we begin our wrap-up of our culture’s insulting treatment of un-coupled people, sometimes referred to as –I shit you not– “singletons” (Doesn’t that sound suspiciously like “simpleton”? Just sayin’.), I’d like to share a few fun facts I came across on the interwubs.

Fun Fact: According to the condom company Durex, condom sales are highest around Valentine’s Day which are 20 percent to 30 percent higher than usual.

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Other Fun Fact: More at-home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.

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What We Can Infer From This: Perhaps Durex might not be the best condom choice?

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