Monday, March 26, 2012

Safe Sex Isn’t So Safe

Sometimes the grooviest of slogans hide the gravest of lies.

One of the most relevant examples of this modern America is the oft-repeated warning to “Practice Safe Sex.”  The slogan's meaning, of course, is to use condoms in your sexual experiences but the facts are clear that such sex is anything but safe.

For instance, 15% of couples who rely on condoms still get pregnant within the first year of sexual activity.  Some guarantee, huh?  And what about health safety to the sexual partners themselves?  Again, the “safety net” of condom usage proves to be full of holes – literally.  Condoms do not eliminate the risk of contracting such diseases as gonorrhea or even HIV.  Condoms are even less effective in preventing chlamydia, genital herpes and trichomoniasis.

Finally, condoms offer no protection at all against human papiloma virus – one of America’s most widespread sexual diseases. It's the disease, by the way, that causes the most of the cervical cancer cases in the country.

So should you be trusting your health, your heart and your future to a thin layer of latex rubber?  Of course not – get sane, get safe, and get solidly committed to a lifestyle of chastity.