In a moment of madness I asked my twitter followers what they’d like me to write about. They said a Sexocalypse. Yeah.
So, that’s what I’m doing. Needless to say this is probably not safe for work.
When I first started thinking of a Sexocalypse, my first thought was of some kind or contagious mental problem that forced humanity into having sex constantly until we all died out from exhaustion and starvation. And I have to say, that doesn’t sound like a terrible way to go. Aside from… chafing… issues.
But then I thought of something a little darker.A few of the Zombie people I follow on twitter have told me that the (theoretical) zombie virus could be spread sexually. In Crossed the virus was spread through all body fluids – including seminal fluid.
So I thought, what if there was some sort of virus that hit EVERY HUMAN who ever has unprotected sex? A lethal one. What the virus actually did wouldn’t matter. The problem would be in the way to avoid getting it: Either never having sex or only ever having condom protected sex for the rest of your life.
Doesn’t sound too bad? Well, here’s the problem. In order to survive, the human race needs us to have children. To do that, we need to have unprotected sex.
A virus or infection that strikes at the very thing we need to do to maintain our infection is a pretty canny and scary prospect.
Worth thinking about, certainly.