I’ve reached a point in life where everyone thinks they’re so in love and condom-less sex is the way to prove how much you love and trust the other person. I have peers and even a few friends who are “ready” to go to the next level in their relationships. Honestly, it saddens me, and I don’t quite understand the thought process behind them arriving at this conclusion.
A lot of people don’t protect themselves, and it’s not from ignorance of contraceptives. I wonder where this train of thought comes from. Is it because our friends talk about things we’ve never experienced so we try for ourselves? Did your boyfriend whisper sweet nothings in your ear telling you you’ll always be together and you believed him? Or do you think, like my friends and have decided that you’re old enough to go to the next level with your mate—sex without protection?
Regardless of what might have triggered the thought process, it is never OK to ignore our health. Each time we come in contact with someone sexually, we stand the chance of compromising our health. If you’re going to be sexually active, you have to love yourself enough to protect yourself.