Horrific subject matter like STDs and fire arms = no laughing matter. Good thing we have the genius of National Lampoon to put these things into a satirical package and help educate us while making us laugh, or cringe, or sometimes even barf (as NL could sometimes be brilliantly disgusting as well!) Even better when they delivered comic book style articles featuring illustration legends (like Neal Adams on the VD story!) So lighten up-- this is The Horrors of it ALL, after all!
From the Oct '74 issue of National Lampoon Magazine Vol. 55.