Re: virus: Sexuality and monogamy

ken sartor (
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 13:52:39 -0500

At 09:30 AM 9/13/96 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

major snipping here and elsewhere...

>3) Silly surgery like liposuction and breast enlargements should be made
>illegal. Surgery always involves antibiotics to prevent infection.

I disagree. People should be able to make their own decisions
about what they want to look like (and how they want to live
their lives). And certainly some people can really benefit
from the above surguries (i make no claim as to the percentage
who actually *do* have these large benefits).

>The best health advice is to eat well, don't smoke, don't binge drink
>(well, not much, huh?), sleep on a regular schedule, and avoid hospitals
>(which have a tendency to concentrate resistant strains of bacteria) but
>don't avoid doctors (get regular health check-ups...early detection makes
>most health problems much easier to resolve) live an active lifestyle and a
>moderate body weight. Wear your galoshes when you go out in the rain and
>take it easy when you get sick.

Good advice... but why the galoshes, i like being barefoot in the
summer rain. (Is there any real evidence that being physically
cold causes illness in a healthy person (other than my mother used
to say so)?)

>The fact that these suggestions currently seem at odds with my lifestyle as
>a graduate student doesn't worry me in the least, as I am in denial.

You are probably also young. Best advice, stay young forever, and
avoid all the insults of getting old ;-)