A searchable database of the laws, people, organizations, and litigation involved in sexual and reproductive health and justice in the United States. This Week in Sex is a weekly summary of news and research related to sexual behavior, sexuality education, contraception, STIs, and more. Although lots of new contraceptives are on the market or headed to the market, condoms remain the only method that prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIs. These sound more like excuses than valid reasons for taking a risk to us.
Guy Can't Stay Hard With Condoms? Here's What To Do
It might seem like common sense that if you don't want a baby or an STD, you use protection. But according to a new study , one seemingly irrelevant factor plays into whether or not a guy wants to wear a condom: how much he's into his partner. For the study, University of Southampton researchers showed 51 straight men photos of 20 women and asked them to rate their attractiveness, how likely they were to have STDs, and how willing they were to have sex with them—with and without condoms. Unsurprisingly, the more attractive they found the women, the more they wanted to sleep with them. But the weird part was that attractiveness made them disproportionately want to have sex without a condom. Which could be flattering if you weren't worried about, you know , getting pregnant or an STD.
Back to Your contraception guide. Condoms can also add new sensations to sex. There are condoms that make you and your partner tingle or feel hot, that make you look bigger or help you stay erect longer. There are also textured, flavoured and coloured condoms. Having sex without a condom may seem natural, but it puts you and your partner at risk of infection and unintended pregnancy.
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