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Birth Control/sti Protection: What's It Really Like Out There Outside Of Punting?

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Just how prevalent is condom use for contraception/STI protection when men/women are not punting, but are out on the pull?

 

Do most men/ladies carry condoms, so that if they are pulled/pull, they whip one on?

 

Or do most go out unprepared and go BB?

 

What then are considered the risks: pregnancy or a possible STI?

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Just how prevalent is condom use for contraception/STI protection when men/women are not punting, but are out on the pull?

 

Do most men/ladies carry condoms, so that if they are pulled/pull, they whip one on?

 

Or do most go out unprepared and go BB?

 

What then are considered the risks: pregnancy or a possible STI?

when i did sex ed at school in the 70's (before AIDS) it was reckoned that condoms were less than 90% effective.

The pill was seen as effective, as long s it was taken - miss a pill and then it was useless.  And we were warned that vommiting after taking the pill was the same as not taking it.   It was recommended to have a month off the pill every 2 years to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

IUD's were mentioned but at the time they were not considered any good until a girl had had a pregnancy.  and there was a risk of fibriods.

 

at the time the pill was considered the only viable option, and anyway it was the girls problem anyway.  And VD was fixed with antibiotics so condom use was limited.

 

spose this is all really wrong and out of date now....

 

anyway it was all BB then.  Then I got wed and had the snip later.  so not an issue till i stated punting in my 50's

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With respect, CP, that doesn't answer the question at all because it is the current situation being asked about.

 

I found it an interesting question as it had occurred to me too and I had noted a TV prog about a GUM clinic where lads called in to see a cheery guy for yet another injection for a STI and happily admitted not using protection and not given the slightly embarrassing grillings I was given by a couple of stern ladies on my one visit.

 

AS I often put, the prevalence of porn must put such a pressure on females to copy what they are shown as if it is the norm and of course protection is the exception in such films.

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Just how prevalent is condom use for contraception/STI protection when men/women are not punting, but are out on the pull?

 

Do most men/ladies carry condoms, so that if they are pulled/pull, they whip one on?

 

Or do most go out unprepared and go BB?

 

What then are considered the risks: pregnancy or a possible STI?

 

Yes both.... obviously!!

 

I can not speak for others and what risks they take but none of it applies to me.... I can not get pregnant (too old) and do not have casual sex ever.... with anyone.

 

Some younger clients have told me they take risks if they get lucky when out clubbing etc..... but equally some tell me they always play safe.  Who knows who is telling the truth but if stats are anything to go by regarding bums on seats in gum clinics..... far too many people are still playing the danger game.

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With respect, CP, that doesn't answer the question at all because it is the current situation being asked about.

 

sorry. was just giving some background

 

but are the effectivenesses still the same?

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I don't know but would have suspected effectiveness had improved but undermined by reducing effectiveness of treatments when repeated on same subjects?

 

Guessing a bit

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Condons are 100% if used correctly. The packets say something like 97% which means 3 people in every 100 will result in pregnancy but that would be due to condom damage or spillage. If the sperm can't get to where it needs to be because of a barrier pregnancy can't happen.

In terms of STIs the only 100% safe thing is no sexual contact with anyone ever!

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I heard an aspirin held between the ladies knees was a good form of contraception.   Hmmm

 

we havent discussed vatican roulette as a method...

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The pill was touted as effective and suitable for everyone.

 

Quite a reasonable proportion of women, as a result of the hormones contained in the contraceptive suffer unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects. It's still assumed by many to be something for the woman to sort out. I've no recent outside experience of casual sex, but I do know majority of punters are concerned about their and their partner's safety and are therefore more than willing to wrap up.

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Well I am on Cerazette (a form of the pill)as well as being birth control it also,as a side effect stops periods.Fecking brilliant for a w.g,no messing about with sponges or taking time off for a few days a month.

I do not have sex in civvy life.The last time was a few months ago at a swinging club a girlfriend dragged me to.I did indeed take some of my 'work nodders' but there were ones provided at the club anyhoo.

It is never my intention to pull when out in normal clubs so whether I have condoms depends on whether I have done an outcall recently.

I don't do one night stands with men I meet in pubs or nightclubs no matter how pissed I am so it is not an issue for me.

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Yes both.... obviously!!

 

I can not speak for others and what risks they take but none of it applies to me.... I can not get pregnant (too old) and do not have casual sex ever.... with anyone.

 

Some younger clients have told me they take risks if they get lucky when out clubbing etc..... but equally some tell me they always play safe.  Who knows who is telling the truth but if stats are anything to go by regarding bums on seats in gum clinics..... far too many people are still playing the danger game.

The thing is condoms can either be misused or thrown to one side when people have had a few drinks or a few well recreational thingies....most people on here have been there and done that.

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I come from a family that breed like rabbits so not using a condom is not an option.I got dumped once as on one occassion neither my gf at the time nor myself had any so i refused to go further.This apparently meant i didnt trust her

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Being very strict on condom use, I have only once come across someone who complained about using one. Generally, people don't mind using a condom - it's a lot more fun than not having sex at all!

 

The one person who complained got the fright of his life: I looked at him wide-eyed and sincerely and said: "That's ok, I'm ready to be a mum". You wouldn't believe how quickly he put the condom on!  :lol:

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In the days when I used to go out on the pull I always had a condom in my wallet.   Eventually I realised punting was perhaps a better option as it seemed I only had to replace the condom when past it's use by date rather than having actually used it.

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