Most people know that those who have multiple sex partners should wear protection to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Monogamous couples may be less likely to wear condoms because they are only having relations with one other person, but this practice presents issues that could compromise the health and lifestyle of an otherwise happy couple.
The first and most obvious reasons couples should practice safe sex is simple – condoms prevent pregnancy. While couples who are trying to conceive obviously should forgo contraception, those who are happy with the number (or lack) of children they have should definitely wear protection. After all, condoms are one of the most effective forms of pregnancy prevention.
New couples, even if they have decided to be monogamous, should always wear protection. Often, STDs carry no symptoms, or may lay dormant, which means that new relationships could be plagued by illness if proper precautions aren’t taken.
Pardon the cynicism, but those who are in committed relationships may want to keep in mind that one party may be more committed than the other. Unfortunately, adultery is not uncommon, and one of the only things that can make the unpleasant discovery of philandering worse is also contracting an STD from your straying lover. Keeping yourself protected, even if you trust your special someone, will help you avoid any nasty surprises in the future.
Condoms can also enhance sexual experiences. Many people believe that condoms take away from a bedroom encounter, but with modern advancements, rubber protection can really kick things up a notch. For instance, the LifeStyles® SKYN Condom feels so thin that it’s barely noticeable. Additionally, this condom is coated in long-lasting lubricant to keep the pleasure going until the romp is over.