> if I ever did get laid, I'd probably contract a
> lingering and enervating disease that destroyed
> my ability to work.
...eventually, but then death comes to us all.
Nietszche and Beethoven died from syphilis, and you still get to study
them in school. Foucault is a more recent and more fashionable example
of the same thing.
Work, rather than ability to work, is the issue. Perceiving your work
as work is the first warning sign.
Bergfors, P.G. 1966. [Did Beethoven have syphilis?]. Lakartidningen.