Thousands of Americans lost some of their retirement dollars when they invested in Facebook. Sure the stock market is a gamble and it’s hard to know who to trust these days. Whether it was Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg or Morgan Stanley and other investment firms who made the company’s initial IPO sound better than it really was remains to be seen, but there are lessons to be learned. Investing in stock is no different than having sex with a stranger and it’s up to you to ask important questions.
If a stranger approached you on a sidewalk and asked you for $20, claiming that he could double your money, would you give him $20? Probably not, but some folks would and it’s those folks, the ones willing to take risks, who should ask certain questions before handing over a $20 bill. The problem is financial advisers are just glorified salespeople, out to earn a commission from your hard earned dollar. They can’t predict how well a stock will perform. No one can, not even economists. It’s all a guessing game. Unless you know a company’s history, how it has performed, its strengths and weaknesses, its board and CEO, the direction the company plans to take and its potential for growth, investing in a company is like handing a stranger a $20 bill, hoping your money will grow or that you can get your original $20 back at all.
The same can be said for having sex with a stranger. Unless you know the person’s sexual history, if they have had multiple partners or monogamous relationships, their strengths and weaknesses, their family life and what their plans are for their future, having sex with that person is a gamble. In the case of Facebook, the stock is worth less now than when investors bought it. Infected with STDs, thousands of Chicago singles who had sex with strangers have damaged their sexual organs, losing their fertility and for some the damage has been fatal. By not wearing condoms, not asking their partner the questions that should have been asked before having sex, they risked their sexual health.
What many sexually active Chicago singles don’t know is many STDs are asymptomatic, meaning they show no signs or symptoms. So you could have an STD and not even know it. This is why STDs are so easily spread. Many Chicago singles also don’t know what happens when STDs are untreated. If left untreated, STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause infertility, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) can cause anal and cervical cancers and advanced syphilis can cause damage to the brain, heart and other organs. This is why anonymous Chicago STD testing is so important.
Sadly, many Chicago singles are reluctant to get STD testing in Chicago because they don’t have a primary physician, they are afraid of an embarrassing doctor’s office visit, they don’t have health insurance or they don’t want STD test results submitted to their health insurance company. With anonymous Chicago STD Testing, STD tests are conducted in a lab so Chicago singles can avoid an embarrassing doctor’s office visit. By paying with a pre-paid credit card, STD test results aren’t sent to your health insurance company. With anonymous STD testing in Chicago your test results are only shared with you.
It’s up to you to protect your sexual health. Asking the tough questions and wearing condoms are some of the best ways to do so. Like monthly investment statements, anonymous STD testing in Chicago is the best way to know your STD status.