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Why do humans get so many types of sexually transmitted diseases whereas animals get none?

When you think about it, humans are absolutely filthy when it comes to sex. The percentages of folks with herpes are so very high. And then you have all of the others: gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, genital warts, crabs, AIDS, Hepatitis C, etc, etc, etc. Why do humans get so many sexually transmitted diseases whereas animals get none? What is it with humans? Why does nature punish humans for having sex whereas animals can have as many sexual partners as they want and not get a disease?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There's a number or reasons for the APPARENT high incidence of STDs in humans:

    1/ Sex is a common and easily studied activity among humans, unlike animals to whom we don't have the same motivation to study in this aspect.

    2/ Humans are able to modify their environments rather more successfully than other species. They can become almost invulnerable to many influences, hence Nature responds by increasing the number of maladies afflicting humans to control their unrestrained overpopulation.

    3/ Animals DO get STDs.

    Koalas' are rife with chlamydia, armadillos' are the ONLY animal affected by syphilis (and transmittable to humans) and some monkeys have been implicated (in/accurately ?) with the spread of AIDS.

    Crabs are lice and as animals are infestations rather than diseases. Their spread CAN involve sexual contact but not necessarily -- just lke nits (head lice) -- and are readily found among other animals.

    Genital warts are warts on genitals.Warts are papiloma virus's that can involve contact other than sexual to spread on many animals not just humans.

    Too, many animals have sexually transmitted infertility ailments that are identified and spread by researchers amongst pest populations to reduce plaguing.

    Whilst many animal illness's are related to human maladies not all are transmittable between animals and human, and when they do (zoonoses) not all require sexual interaction.

    Source(s): General knowledge and a livestock background.
    • Pfha, he gave you 1 star for a "decent" answer.
      seems legit

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They do.

    All human STDs came from humans throughout history having sexual intercourse with other animals or eating infected ones or blood of an animal being passed into a humans.

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  • 1 decade ago

    with an animal, it is what it is, and they bath one way or another, where as with humans, they are equipted with a decision making mechanism. but as u can see it's not being unitilized very wisely but so many, hence the uncontrol of disease. and a lot of them are not the cleanest load in the washer either.u know what i mean. some would even prefer drugs over a bath. it is truely sad. they say if u lay down with dogs, u get up with flees.

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  • 4 years ago

    I know that koalas have a problem with sexually transmitted chlamydia and that it causes blindness in Australia. They have islands here with chlamydia free colonies of koalas just in case they need to restock in areas where koalas get wiped out.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They do get some, but animals also have superior healing properties when compared to humans. Id say they dont get thinks like AIDS or Herpes because herpes was created by injecting berrylium oxide into humans, and AIDS is a man made virus used for biowarfare and genocide in africa. Other stds like HPV do spread to animals, but usually just cause flat warts, just moles really. STD's are a mechanism to cause fear in humans and keep them in place.

    Source(s): Genius.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why so many lies... I had wicked sex with a young chimp on a breezy July afternoon last year, everything was perfect..the picnic, the wine, the foreplay and the chimping.. It was 3 weeks later and to this day that problems exist.

    The slut gave me a does of the jungle crabs

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    animals do have diseases...and tons of them. but humans are like one of the only species that has sex for pleasure...other creatures just do it for reproductive purposes.

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