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KalWest's avatar

Do you think people in monogamous relationships should still practice safe sex?

Asked by KalWest (1389points) April 28th, 2009
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Likeradar's avatar

Pregnancy protection if they’re not ready to breed, for sure. But disease protection? I don’t think it’s necessary if it’s truly a trusting relationship and both partners had an STD test before the condoms come off.

fireside's avatar

Agreed. If it is monogamous and they are disease free, there is still a concern about pregnancy. If they want to have kids, safe sex is probably not the way to go.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Yeah, I have to agree with the consensus so far. I can see your point where maybe you should be careful cause the other person might cheat. But I think being able to not worry about wearing a condom all the time is one of the benefits of a monogamous relationship or marriage.

casheroo's avatar

If they don’t want to get pregnant, and the woman is on the pill…then I can see why they think going without a condom is fine.
But, both parties should still be tested for STDs. I go to my yearly, and still get my full exam plus and HIV test.
This in no way shape or form means I don’t trust my husband. I believe it is the right thing to do, for MY body and MY health.

Facade's avatar

It’s up to them. We don’t.

knitfroggy's avatar

I don’t see a need unless it is for pregnancy prevention. I have no reason to not trust my husband so I see no need for any protection. We have been married over 10 years, I think we’re ok.

Likeradar's avatar

I’m reminded of this…

edited: @knitfroggy, I’m not implying that’s your situation. :) Just a funny clip.

casheroo's avatar

@Likeradar hahahah. very appropriate for this thread

knitfroggy's avatar

@Likeradar LOL I lurve that!

knitfroggy's avatar

@Likeradar I didn’t think you were implying anything to me. It is hilarious. I saw it when it originally aired and quite enjoyed it. I’d forgotten about it!

Likeradar's avatar

@knitfroggy I just figured it should have a disclaimer since I posted it right after your comment. Some people are sensitive. :)

tinyfaery's avatar

Fortunately, I don’t have to worry about this too much. There is no chance of us getting pregnant, and even if one of us were to cheat, the likelihood of STD transmission
is very low between two women. And if I were to cheat, I’m the only one who might be with a man, and I’m not stupid enough to have unprotected sex.

I agree with casheroo, get tested, just in case. You never know.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

how would 2 women have protected sex anyways. would that be like latex panties or something.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Depends on the history of my partner. If I get together monogamously and seriously with a partner who’s shown stability and care with past partners then after a round of testing, I feel safe to go without (not worried about pregnancy).

tinyfaery's avatar

@LKidKyle1985 It’s called a dental dam.

BBQsomeCows's avatar

practice Natural Family Planning

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