Love the glove. Yeah, it’s that simple.
Condom Basics: A User’s Manual
Ready to get familiar?
Meet chlamydia, that silent friend for many sexually active people that choose to use no protection during intercourse.
Why silent? Because you can have chlamydia for a good week before you even recognize any symptoms. Which means—guess what? Without a condom, you are just passing that friend along every time you have sex.
Hey, how about genital warts?
Without using a condom during intercourse, you and your partner will get really familiar with these house guests. And note that I pluralized it to guests. Because genital warts never come to the party alone. Expect a posse to arrive and never leave.
Dude! You can be in great company! Join Henry VIII, Al Capone, Vincent van Gogh, Vladimir Lenin—even Hitler!
Because they are part of the same group in history that all had syphilis. What a treat! Not only do you carry those nasty little sores that I hear are none too pleasant, but syphilis can move to your eyes, ears, heart, liver, oh hell. Brain. Yeah, it can totally make you nuts. There’s a great SVU episode about it. Even House has covered it. Just know, it could be prevented. If you wear a condom during intercourse.
Itching? Burning? Nope, not a sunburn. Just herpes. Yeah, get used to that itching and burning ‘cuz that shit never goes away. Sure, they can tame it. Valtrex, anyone? I hear it’s like the M&M of young Hollywood. Just ask Paris.
And hey. HIV/AIDS? Hasn’t gone away just because you don’t want to think about it.
Look, the point here? If you choose to stay abstinent, that’s cool. If you choose celibacy, cool too. But if you choose to be sexually active, choose safe sex. Choose condoms. They aren’t hard to find on campus—Hubbs Health Center has them. The Women’s Collective, does too. And I hear plenty of dorms are starting to carry them—just ask your RA.
Wear a freakin’ condom, people. Every single time.
And a holla’ to my girls! safe sex is safe sex, hetero or otherwise. Make good choices, bitches!