This cartoon describes particularly well the paranoia of scientific mums like me. I hate trips to tropical countries due to the above mentioned microbes plus the different parasitic worms. So I fear all those tiny mean organisms, and I am even more afraid that one of my little darlings could get infected with any of them... So, in order to stay relaxed we avoid tropical regions as holiday destinations like hell.
I guess the post title alone (containing the magic word 'sex') will bring me a lot of pageviews :-), irrespective of the content of the post... Well, this is just a cartoon not that much about science, but about women. It only describes the women types I know... The real sex symbol (Ms Amanda Beauty who knows and uses her weapons of mass destruction), the asexual scientific spinster (Dr. Dorothy Mary Nevermarry, who does not even know what is sex) and the scientific wife with 4 kids (the prehistoric sex symbol with some extra weight due to kids, and simultaenous family life and carreer). Just some self-irony :-).