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  • May 2, 2009
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Just when you thought there was a greeting card for everything, inSpot.org has reveled their latest in e-cards, the 'you-may-have-an-STD' card.

If you think it's too awkward to have the face-to-face or the even less personal phone call, just send one of the many e-cards that will inform your partner that you have an STD and they may want to get a checkup.

In the spirit of the typical greeting card, they come complete with cutesy and clever sayings like, ‘It's not what you brought to the party. It's what you left with' and with a picture of a piece of string and says, ‘Sometime, there are strings attached: I got diagnosed with an STDs since we were together. Get checked out soon.' And not to leave out the bi-lingual and jet-setting playas, there are cards in Espanol and sites that target Romania and Canada.

It can be difficult to notify your partner that you have and STD (or so I'm told) so if you're really a spineless weasel, the e-card can be done anonymously! I know what your think, but try and resist the urge—As the site requests, don't use this site to spam.

Because someone might get the idea to start a new greeting card: the ‘Sorry I falsely e-mailed you having a STD' card.

InSpot.org is a non-profit organization that was created by ISIS, which provide sexual education and resource to the online community. And about 1,800 cards have been sent to 4217 recipients, according to Deb Levine, Executive Director of Internet Sexuality Information Services (ISIS). She says about 1/3 of the cards are for chlamydia/gonorrhea; 1/3 ‘other' (including the default: STD) and 1/3 are for crabs/scabies.

Seems like you'd know if you had crabs, but if it takes the verification of an e-card, so be it.

The site allows the newly informed infected with links to learn more about STDs, possible treatments, and clinics in their cities where they can be tested. inSpot e-cards (http://www.inspot.org) are available in 10 states, including Colorado with the funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Talk about one helluva e-mail, but then again it was opening up your inbox that got you in this mess.

Sometimes there are stings attached.

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July 07, 2009
Wow, the internet is a communication marvel! Yet, the annonymous side to this E Card should trigger some kind of legal alert if he/she is out there recklessly endangering the lives of others without any moral concern other than an Annonymous E card; Scary!
May 03, 2009
Thanks for checkin me out Ling! These cards are kinda creepy and a bit spineless. Seems like one should face the person he/she had no problem being all kissy-faced with before.
May 03, 2009
Cute review, Elena! I guess letting someone know via e-card is better than nothing.
May 03, 2009
I really hope I don't need to utilize this 'STD'card..LOL! thanks for the shout out.
May 03, 2009
Yea, gotta watch what you put in peoples inboxes!
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inSPOT.org is a service where people can send ecards to their partners and hookups regarding possible exposure to an STD. If you use this site, you agree that your postcards are only being sent to people with whom you've had sexual contact and who may be at risk of contracting an STD. You agree that you will only use the site for the purpose stated above and that you are only acting for and by yourself and your sexual partner(s) or hookups. It should be noted, however, that members are ultimately responsible for their own ecards. We ask that you use discretion and never send information to people concerning possible STD exposure by people other than yourself, or give out personal information (email addresses, phone, etc.) of people other than yourself. That said, inSPOT.org and its creator, I.S.I.S., Inc., shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from said eCards.
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