Friday, October 28, 2011

"My ex- boyfriend gave me an STI" - Billy Joel's Daughter

Alexa Ray the daughter of famed musician Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley is dicscussing something you often dont hear celebrities discuss.

Their sexual history.

In a new interview with Alexa Ray Joel 25, tells the world that she contracted human papillomavirus (HPV) from a previous relationship.  Joel explained " I had it, but I mean a lot of people get it from my ex. I mean it was fine you know. There are no side effects, you just go and get it taken care of"

Well damn!

You know what? I find her incredibly courageous  her for speaking out about her health and shattering this near perfect image that the world has of celebrities. It's important that we as a society know the facts and stop looking at this issues is hushed voices or in a vacuum. I disagree about the no side-effects part of statement, this STI can often have devastating results.

Did you know that HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is common most sexually active people. At least 70% of sexually active people will get HPV at some time in their lives. The virus, which has nearly 200 known types, causes no symptoms in most people some types can cause warts while others can lead to cancer in the genital areas

People need to be aware of the stats and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. 

What do you think? Is this TMI or do you applaud her for speaking out?



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