After lockdowns began in March, I, like many single people without a partner to quarantine with, went a solid few months without sexual contact of any kind. By the time July rolled around and I decided I felt comfortable enough to begin dating again , I figured this might be a good opportunity to start over with a clean sexual slate. After visiting the gyno for a full STI exam and a new form of birth control, I was ready to begin a new, condom-conscious chapter of my sex life. I blew it immediately.
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6 Ways Sex Changes After You Stop Using Condoms, So You Know What To Expect
There comes a time in many relationships when your dude turns to you nervously and pops the big question: "So, uh, can we try it without, like, condoms sometime? Let me paint you a picture of what might happen next. Actually, when you think about it, what exactly do you get out of this deal? A vagina full of semen.
Sex Feels Better With Condoms, Don't @ Me
Imagine showering in a plastic jumpsuit. You can feel the pressure from the water, but can you feel the water? Girl here with a steady partner.
Deciding to stop using condoms with your partner is a huge decision that should not be taken lightly. While there are a lot of risks associated with foregoing barrier protection, there may come a time when the two of you decide together that you are ready to take this step. Before you take it, you need to consider the risks and weigh them against the ways sex changes after you stop using condoms to decide if it's really the right choice for you. As someone who truly believes in the sexual empowerment of women, no option should be off the table — and yes, that even includes ditching protection. Personally, I wouldn't even consider it unless I were specifically trying to get pregnant, but that's my truth.