A family doctor from North Carolina is using rap music to push a safe sex message for seniors.
Dr. Shannon Dowler, from Asheville, warns about the spread of sexually transmitted infections among older people in her reworking of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice, Ice, Baby.”
Under her hip hop alter ego of RapDktaD, she spits out catchy lines like, “If you have a problem, lube might solve it, see your family doc if it doesn’t resolve it.”
With the number of STIs among senior citizens spiking over the past decade, Dowler said she hoped the video would help spread awareness.
“It’s tough, to tell a 72-year-old that they’re having their first herpes outbreak,” she told WLOS-TV. “If they’ve lost their partner, they’re suddenly developing a new relationship, and there’s a whole slew of STDs they’ve never heard about.”
Check out RapDktaD’s song above, and see how it compares to Vanilla Ice’s original below:
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