Unprotected beer pong play is almost as bad as unprotected sex according to the Center for Disease Control.
There has been a huge increase in Herpes transmission and reports of the virus have gone up 230% from last year in people 17 to 21. This is traced to the sharing of cups during beer pong. The type of Herpes increasing is the Simplex-Virus 1 that causes cold sores. EW!
Universities are starting to take notice. Arizona State University is even providing new, free red cups to all students in the dorms because they realize that playing beer pong is inevitable and there is no way to prevent it.
And you can always play a different game. According to CDC spokesman, Dr. Cole Desorio, â€œFlip cup is great because each individual has their own cup. If it’s absolutely necessary to play beer pong, use the waterfall method. Many young adults, when asked if they practice safe pong, responded that they rinse the ball after it bounces off the table.â€
Surprised the CDC knows what beer pong, waterfalls and flip cup even are. Props, I guess?