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09 Jan 2003

Please tell me the logic behind a bachelors party. Is it just tradition - innocent and all? Or is it really a guy's last sexual encounter (encouraged by his friends) before he gest stropped? Is it a secret? Should tests be done afterwards?
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01 Jan 0001

In South Africa it has become standard tradition to get the poor groom as drunk as possible and then force the stripper on him. Over the years I have seen many men in my practise that are petrified of HIV and STI's as a result of the batchelor's party. It is possibly the silliest male gathering and has caused distress and sometimes devastating consequences.
I can see no logic behind this immature male games, but yes I suppose you are right it is "tradition".
I feel if the groom is possibly going to put his new bride at risk for any STI's or HIV, tests should be done.
Dr Elna Mcintosh
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