The Real Reason He Won't Use a Condom

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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 againI 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. We are smart, educated, sexually experienced women. We know we should be using condoms, we want to use condoms. And yet, somehow or other, we end up having sex without them. These are both good questions.

Aim out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Exploratory attitudes and skills regarding condom abuse by men and women in basis abuse treatment who engage in above what be usual risk sexual behavior may help en route for explain their inconsistent condom use. Men and women enrolled in two multi-site HIV risk reduction studies were administered the Condom Barriers Scale, Condom Abuse Skills and an audio computer-assisted controlled interview assessing sexual risk behavior. Men endorsed more barriers to condom abuse than women, especially in the Belongings on Sexual Experience factor.