Hey New York City, we have some terrible news for you. We're sorry we have to break it to you this way.
RentApplication used CDC data from 2013 to create an interactive map that reflects reports of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia throughout the United States.
Herpes isn't on the map, which is good, we guess, except that herpes is probably the STD you'd want the least (are we supposed to call them STI's these days?).
What's the bad news? Well, you've probably already beat us to it.
When it came to total cases of these sexually transmitted diseases, NYC had the most. We had 72,499 reported cases of these STDs.
That sort of makes sense, though, doesn't it? Since we have the highest population of any city in the United States, it mathematically stands to reason we'd have more STDs than any other city.
The great news? When it came to total STDs per every 100,000, NYC wasn't even in the top ten. To be clear, we're not happy about anyone having STDs in any city. We're just glad that we can be, relatively, less worried about hooking up on the weekends.
Great job wrapping it up, everyone.
The top ten cities with the most STDs per 100,000 were: in first place, Montgomery, AL; second place, Saint Louis, MO; third place, West Memphis, AR; fourth place, Philadelphia, PA; fifth place, Norfolk, VA; and then in sixth through ten was Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; New Orleans, LA; Kileen, TX; and Fayetteville, NC.
Sadly, the Bronx ranked twelfth on its own for most STDs per every 100,000 people, with 1,409.115 STDs per every 100,000 people, so if you live in the Boogie Down, we think you should hop boroughs to try to hook up.
Manhattan ranked 66th for having most STDs per every 100,000 people. In Manhattan, there were 970.0511 reported cases of these STDs in 2013. This has nothing to do with the unreported cases, by the way.
When it comes to actual, total STDs, LA came in second, Chicago came in third, and Houston, Texas came in fourth.
Given that those are the cities with the second, third, and fourth highest populations in the United States, respectively, again, that makes mathematical sense.
All we can really say about this is, wear a condom, or make your partner wear a condom and if you're a lesbian, get tested before you hook up. Okay?[via RentApplication] [Feature Image Courtesy RentApplication]