With all the risks of catching sexually transmitted diseases, one study shows that most women still prefer to have unsafe sex.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
In a time when contraception is so readily and easily available, it appears that most women still prefer not to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and risky sexual relationships.
A new study concluded that a whopping 70% of women in Britain prefer unsafe sex versus using condoms, a form of contraception that not only protects users from unwanted pregnancies, but also sexually transmitted infections. The report, which was released on Wednesday, showed that the average woman had unprotected sex 11 times with a total of four different men.
The participants, which were women between ages 18 to 40, cited being caught in the moment as a main reason they refrained from using any forms of protection. Most explained they merely just forgot to incorporate condoms into their sexual moments of passion.
Then there’s trust. Some of the women in the study revealed they simply don’t wear condoms because they trust their partners. In fact, one in five share these sentiments.
While many blame the lack of sexual education as the reason for the increase in unhealthy and risky sexual behavior, it is becoming very obvious that most women are not protecting themselves simply because they don’t want to.
18% of women report they were usually too drunk during sex to wear protection, while 8% said they “don’t like using condoms.”
And when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, the findings also concluded that women ages 30 to 40 were most likely to have contracted a sexually transmitted infection, followed by those that are in the 18 to 29 age group.
Ironically, women in the 30 to 40 age group were most likely to take the Morning After pill, despite not being very likely to wear a condom.
This study somewhat proves that even women have adopted the mentality of their male counterparts and have begun to feel the need to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies more than sexually transmitted diseases.
How have we gotten to point where we view pregnancy more undesirable than developing sexually transmitted diseases at high rates?
Speak on it.