First things first –
There is a lot of debate on whether we should be utilizing condoms during sex. Now we all know that the safest sex you can have is with is indeed, with a condom. They are 100% effective against STD transmission, protect you against unexpected pregnancy, have less or no side effects compared to other birth control methods such as oral contraceptives such as the pill or more aggressive contraceptives such as injections or implants. Condoms are easily purchased at convenience stores, pharmacies or even grocery stores. Yes, there are quite a few reasons as to why condoms are a good choice and promoted so vigorously.
So, why is it that a huge percentage of our generation opts out of condom use?
The Truth is –
Well firstly, I know from personal experience and preference that sex just doesn’t feel as good with a condom than it does without one. But you don’t have to take my word for it, a recent study done by Trojan Brand Condoms that examined attitudes and behaviors towards condoms, found that 50% of woman say that they cannot fully enjoy sex when using a condom. I am sure that this applies to men too because even if you buy the ‘real feel’ categorized condoms, it really doesn’t do the real thing justice. I’ve always said that “if I wanted to have a piece of plastic inside of me, I’d go and get a dildo”.
Another big thing I’ve noticed is that stopping what you are doing while getting hot and steamy to get a condom – open it – put it on and then try flow back into the chemistry being exchanged before, can really ruin the sensual moment. It distracts you from the little sex bubble you were in and often rebuilding the sexual tension and euphoria isn’t possible. To add to all of this if you have sensitive skin the generic lubricant on the condom can really irritate it and leave you in pain – and not in a good way.
With this said I am not promoting or supporting unprotected sex, especially between strangers. There are circumstances where condoms are 100% necessary in order to have safe sex. I do however believe that if you have done your research and truly trust your partner, there is no comparison between sex with a condom and sex without one.
When is it Okay to Not Wear a Condom?
There are only two conditions that must he adhered to in order to ensure that sex without protection .
1. You are on birth control and are completely responsible in taking it
2.. The person you are having sex with is someone you know WELL or your monogamous partner.
With this being said, at the end of the day it all comes down to your personal preference and what you and your sexual partner are both comfortable with.