With all the advances, Nicole Johnson wonders why unprotected sex is even an option.
When I was in college, every pop radio station in America was playing Salt N Pepa’s infectious hit “Let’s Talk About Sex.” At the time, I could rap every word of that song, and to this day, I can still hear the chorus playing in my head: “Let’s talk about sex, Baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be.”
Now that we’ve enjoyed a musical interlude, let’s talk about sex.
I was part of the safe-sex / AIDS awareness generation. During my teens and twenties, everyone was warning the public about the lethality of HIV and AIDS – doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers, talk show hosts, even movie stars and athletes. There was also a resurrection of public service announcements for traditional STD’s to compound the gravity of having unprotected sex. This new discourse about safe-sex opened up discussions around the critical need for condoms and how to use them effectively. “Raincoats” were no longer something you contemplated using for birth control purposes or the prevention of a treatable STD; condoms were now touted as a potentially life-saving requirement in the era of HIV/AIDS.
Let’s fast forward to 2012. Not only do I think it’s of vital importance to continue the safe-sex conversation, I believe it should include condom technology and how the industry has dramatically evolved over the decades. The classic latex rubber sock has been transformed into a pleasurable sheath. Wait. I know what you’re thinking. I just used the word “pleasurable” to describe condoms. Yes, it’s true; condoms in the 21st century provide outstanding sensation (and protection) to men and women. Don’t believe me? Let me introduce you to three high-tech condoms which will cause you to rethink “rubbers.”
As part of the Condoms 2.0 generation, the TROJAN® Ultra Ribbed Ecstasy, the Avanti Bare® by Durex®, and Lifestyles® 3Sum are proof that 21st century condoms are more than function and fit. They offer maximum comfort, heightened sensitivity, and additional safety. Clearly, these are not your father’s (or grandfather’s) condoms. And ladies, you’ll be happy to know there’s another form of contraception available for women. The FDA has approved a new version of the female condom called the FC2 – talk about progressive!
Regardless of age or gender, if you are not in a monogamous, committed relationship you should be practicing safe-sex and buying condoms. And when it comes to buying condoms, the process couldn’t be easier. A new innovative online company called Lucky Bloke allows men and women to purchase condoms from the privacy of their personal computer. Lucky Bloke simplifies the process of exploring different types of condoms, and purchasing condoms and personal lubricant. They have carefully researched and hand-selected a range of the best premium condom brands and styles from around the world to provide you with clear and concise condom size and quality guidance. Moreover, Lucky Bloke’s condom subscription service ensures you will never have to say these words: “I don’t have a condom.”
With the advent of new technology and new ways of buying condoms, there is no reason why anyone should be risking their health (and possibly their life) by having unprotected sex. Whether it’s the love of your life or a one-night stand, do the right thing; protect yourself and your partner.