Why do guys spit on sidewalks? Like, does my boyfriend’s throat just produce significantly more spit than mine?! Justin Bieber is the talk of the tabloids once again for allegedly spitting at one of his neighbors. Whether or not JB went full cobra, I hope he knows there are much better things to do with his saliva. For starters, he could make out with me. He could also save his life and other people’s too!
+ Rapid HIV Testing
One out of five HIV positive Americans are unaware of their infection! A fear of needles has always been an excuse not to get tested, and now that rapid testing exists, you can bypass sharp objects! Thanks to science, doctors can now swab your mouth with a Q-tip and give you results in 20 minutes or less. Although these sorts of things are best done by a professional, you can also test yourself with a home kit. Some couples even swab each other before they get frisky for the first time! How romantic!
+ Give A Spit
Justin’s spit could be a lifesaver! DoSomething.org’s Give A Spit campaign asks people to participate in bone marrow registration drives to potentially save cancer patients’ lives. All you have to do is give a little spit! Your spit is analyzed by spit technicians (I’m sure there’s a more formal name for this), and if you’re a match, a Be The Match rep will call you to take the next steps. Donating bone marrow involves a small surgical procedure, but 80% of leukemia and lymphoma patients actually only need blood! Give a spit; get a prick; save a life!
+ Sell His Spit on eBay
I’m willing to bet that at least half of Justin’s 36 million Twitter followers would be willing to pay big money for a vial of his saliva. If he could somehow spit into 19 million vials, and each vial cost $1, he could raise $19 million for charity! Or he could just ask one, really rich fan to pay the full sum to make out with him. Any takers?!
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Give A Spit
Visit DoSomething.org/spit to learn more about the campaign, how to launch a drive, and more!