Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Greatest STI Education Website Ever


Frequent readers will know that syphilis is totes my fave sexually transmitted infection (why? because syphilis is BAD ASS). The Alberta Health Services program in Canada has a new website,, meant to educate internet daters about the risk of syphilis. And be hilariously awesome.

Of course,, a legit online dating site, is all pissed that a stuffy health department came up with such an epic idea, but whatever. It's not often that a public health agency has the wherewithal to do something so cool, so let us have this one, internet dating. Follow them on Twitter, please. You'll learn about how syphilis can cause blindness, body rashes, and brain-eating craziness. Not necessarily in that order.

This campaign is 100 times cooler than the Texas, "So you've gotta sore...down there..." commercials that started airing in Austin this year after a successful (?) run in Dallas in 2009 and 2010. You win this round, Canada! TV Spot - Boy from Plentyof Syph on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Ack! I just noticed that they photoshopped mouth chancres on some of those pictures. Oh, syphilis.