Everyone makes mistakes. But some mistakes can lead to a lifetime of despair and frustration. Having unprotected sex is just one of those mistakes that can leave the average person regretting their decision. But let’s be frank here, slip ups happen. Choices happen as well. So if you choose to have sex without protection here are some things to consider.
Here are three ways to protect yourself:
- Get tested – Early and often. According to a sexual surveillance report done by the Center for Disease and Control in 2010, “a total of 1,307,893 cases of sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the CDC…the largest number of cases ever reported to CDC for any condition.” Having unprotected sex buts you at a greater risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
- Make sure you are the only one he’s having sex with – This is where sex and relationships move into a bit of grey area. If you’ve decided that you’re going to have unprotected sex, make sure there is a firm understanding of where you each stand with each other. By this I mean, your partner should be the only person with whom you are choosing to do this with. This requires an exorbitant amount of trust on both ends, and though unprotected sex is generally a privilege of marriage (for obvious reasons), you both should have a strong commitment and dedication to each other for your protection.
- Demand He Wear A Condom – One way to curb any confusion in the bedroom is to demand he wear a condom. If he refuses, you can always refuse to have sex. This sets the parameters for future sexual encounters.
Would you let him go raw?