Monday, October 18, 2010

I'm having the same problem as Yael

I think the most shocking part of this article is the line about older people still not using a condom when they knew their partner had an STI. A big part of the sex ed/driver's ed classes in my high school was the stereotype that young people think they are invincible. This study could not prove them more wrong.

I wonder what percentage of older people don't use condoms because of menopause. Pregnancy is not even a possibility for most older couples in the survey, so the only benefit of using a condom for them would be STI protection. I agree that because the younger generations grew up with the knowledge that HIV and other STIs are highly communicable, they (we) tend to protect ourselves more.

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