Do You Use Protection?

Contributor: christyfuntime89 christyfuntime89
Recently I read that despite knowing more now than ever about the dangers of STD's and the importance of protection, the STD rates are higher than they've been in years. This is very concerning news to me. Is it laziness? Forgetfulness? Are people somehow thrilled by the risk of catching something? I know if you're in my state, it can't be the expense (you can send away for free condoms in Ohio). Or could it be that people are too obsessed with giving into porn fantasies (such as cream pies, etc)?

Please feel free to share your reasoning behind your response should you choose.

I thought it was interesting news to come up just as I was considering resuming a dating life. What luck! Lol.

P.S. In case you're doubting my statement, Ohio residents who are member of this forum, PLEASE check out the following site and send away for your free condoms! Your personal health and current/future partners thank you!

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Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
chidoll , QueenofEverything81 , VanillaFreeSex , Mr.Pitt , konicaguy , CuriousFun
6  (32%)
Luna Reign , madame macbeth , deviantgamer , Robin Goodfellow
4  (21%)
Gunsmoke , Soundside46 , SoloRebel , Kim! , Vnessa , frisky069 , Perspicace mais érotique , Thelovelysexxto1 , Islamae
9  (47%)
Total votes: 19
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Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
One of the blessings of a 30 year monogamous relationship is we go bareback exclusively
06/03/2019
Contributor: Soundside46 Soundside46
I'm with Gunsmoke on this one. Same great lady for over 30 years. So no worries about STDs. We did use protection against pregnancy back in the day, however.
06/03/2019
Contributor: Leil@ Leil@
I fully agree with Gunsmoke and Soundside46. I am lucky to have the same lover which I trust for many years, so we don't have to use additional protection during sex. But at the beginning of our relationships using condoms was beyond question.

I guess, besides laziness, forgetfulness and obsession with porn fantasies, there might be other reasons why somebody don't like condoms. For example, some people are allergic to latex, or they feel discomfort wearing a condom, or they think a condom reduces sensations during sex. Of course, all of these issues could be solved with picking to appropriate material, size and brand of condoms.

If I hadn't had a constant partner, I would use condoms undoubtedly!
06/04/2019
Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Leil@
I fully agree with Gunsmoke and Soundside46. I am lucky to have the same lover which I trust for many years, so we don't have to use additional protection during sex. But at the beginning of our relationships using condoms was beyond question. ... more
There is also a fair amount of evidence that a woman's body absorbs certain chemicals and hormones from her lover's semen that are beneficial to her. One study showed that the hormones in semen may help prevent depression - but it's entirely possible that how the semen got there had more to do with preventing depression than the semen
06/04/2019
Contributor: Leil@ Leil@
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
There is also a fair amount of evidence that a woman's body absorbs certain chemicals and hormones from her lover's semen that are beneficial to her. One study showed that the hormones in semen may help prevent depression - but it's ... more
I agree, the process itself chases away all depression and concerns!
It's said the semen has a rejuvenating effect, and there are women who apply a facial mask made of semen. I've never done it, so I cannot prove or refute this info. It looks like the semen is just a magic bullet!
06/05/2019
Contributor: SoloRebel SoloRebel
Regardless if it's a one night stand or long-term relationship, I think couples have a bigger chance of conceiving more than contracting a STD. I think the government is overplaying the STD scare stuff.

Personally I've been with the same woman for over 14 years, so it's not a matter of STD's...it'a a matter of more kids. So it's condoms until I get "snipped". At the end of the day, does it really matter? We're all getting laid!!!
06/10/2019
Contributor: Leil@ Leil@
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Originally posted by SoloRebel
Regardless if it's a one night stand or long-term relationship, I think couples have a bigger chance of conceiving more than contracting a STD. I think the government is overplaying the STD scare stuff.

Personally I've been with the ... more
I guess there is a grain of truth in your words, but I wouldn't underestimate the getting STD danger. And there are other methods to prevent undesirable pregnancy except condoms. At the same time, condoms give an extra guarantee you won't get pregnant.
06/12/2019
Contributor: Narrawhore Narrawhore
Nope not even with strangers or the pill I don’t consider it sex with all that
06/14/2019
Contributor: Kim! Kim!
We have been married for 7 years and are monogamous. We actually just wrapped up the trying part of trying to conceive.
07/03/2019
Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Kim!
We have been married for 7 years and are monogamous. We actually just wrapped up the trying part of trying to conceive.
Congratulations
07/07/2019
Contributor: Vnessa Vnessa
Wow, I feel like it has been a lifetime since I've been online lol. So, being in a monogamous relationship for over 2 decades, I don't feel the need for protection. However, in my single days, I used it 100% of the time.
07/08/2019
Contributor: QueenofEverything81 QueenofEverything81
I live in an area where STD's are rampant. I personally use an IUD to prevent pregnancy and expect to see test results before sex with a new partner. That hasn't always been the case, I was fairly careless when I was younger which I attribute to a combination of heat of the moment and pressure to not use protection from various partners.
07/23/2019
Contributor: frisky069 frisky069
Quote:
Originally posted by christyfuntime89
Recently I read that despite knowing more now than ever about the dangers of STD's and the importance of protection, the STD rates are higher than they've been in years. This is very concerning news to me. Is it laziness? Forgetfulness? Are ... more
Been with my husband for 7 1/2 years now, we don't use protection
10/27/2019
Contributor: Perspicace mais érotique Perspicace mais érotique
Quote:
Originally posted by christyfuntime89
Recently I read that despite knowing more now than ever about the dangers of STD's and the importance of protection, the STD rates are higher than they've been in years. This is very concerning news to me. Is it laziness? Forgetfulness? Are ... more
It's pretty much the same story as some of the others here. We are married and monogamous so we don't use condoms.
10/30/2019
Contributor: Mr.Pitt Mr.Pitt
We use to prevent pregnancy. Three kids is enough.
01/19/2020
Contributor: CuriousFun CuriousFun
Yeah, these days I enforce a very strict "no glove no love" rule. It's like dude, I get it, bareback feels better for me too, but neither of us wants a disease or a surprise baby, so if you don't put it on, your penis is not going inside my pussy. Sorry not sorry.

I was a little more reckless in my youth....especially after I found out that a congenital uterine deformity makes it extremely unlikely that a fertilised egg could ever successfully implant in my malformed uterus (in other words, the odds of me getting pregnant are extremely low)....and I was also doing a lot of drugs at the time, which wasn't helping me to make smart choices. But after I learned a little more about my reproductive issues (like the fact that while unlikely, it's not IMPOSSIBLE that I could become pregnant, and if I did, it could be extremely dangerous for me) and seeing some rising STD statistics in my area....yeah, my days of carefree unprotected sex are over. I got tested for STDs, and was clean, but realised that I'd managed to dodge several bullets, and am no longer willing to tempt fate.

For the last 6-7 years or so, I've used barrier protection (condoms and/or dental dams) with ALL partners, regardless of their genital layout (I'm pansexual, so I've had male, female, trans, and nonbinary partners). The only way that would ever change is if I ended up in a stable monogamous relationship with someone I trusted, and we both tested clean. And if that partner ends up having a penis, we still might need to continue using the condoms, because I've had issues with hormonal birth control in the past, and I'm honestly not sure if my uterine deformity would allow me to use a copper IUD (though it'd be something to talk about with a doctor if/when I ever get to a point where I would feel comfortable ditching the condoms with penis-owning partner).

I mean, I get it. Using barriers kind of sucks, but they still beat the hell out of unwanted pregnancy, diseases, or celibacy.
01/31/2021
Contributor: Robin Goodfellow Robin Goodfellow
Generally don't use condoms with my primary partner of many years. For the rest of the world I wear a raincoat.
02/01/2021