Let’s talk about sex. It’s no surprise there’s a lot of that going on all across America. And despite all the warnings about the dangers of unprotected sex, there’s a lot of that going on too. Shocking!
Using publicly available data sources, the website Rentapplication.com, mapped sexually transmitted diseases across most major cities in the USA. Montgomery, Alabama took the top spot in the list of 100 cities… but coming in at number 5, 9 and 10 – were cities that are home to three major U.S. military installations.
The military might have helped push Norfolk, Killeen and Fayetteville into the top 10.
Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia occupies about four miles of waterfront space and seven miles of pier and wharf space of the Hampton Roads peninsula. It also occupies the number five spot on the most sexually diseased list. NS Norfolk is the world’s largest naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft, and houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.
Texas’ Ft. Hood, a U.S. military post located halfway between Austin and Waco, made number nine on the STD list. Unfortunately, it also made international headlines in 2009 for the deadly shootings there that claimed 13 lives. Fort Hood is the most populous U.S. military installation in the world. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the main cantonment of Ft. Hood had a total population of 53,416.
Taking the number ten slot is Ft. Bragg, in North Carolina. This major U.S. Army Installation, named for a Confederate general, is home of the US Army airborne forces and Special Forces, as well as U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command.
Surprisingly the home of the Army Infantry School– Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia — came in at number 40.
What is even more surprising is the Marines stayed off the list!
According to the website, the data used to create the list came from the CDC for 2013, and reflects reports of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.