Negotiating safer sex
Some people decide not to use condoms.
There are a variety of reasons for this; some men think that their sexual partner(s) would tell them if they needed to use condoms, some men think that they aren’t at risk because HIV is something that happens to men outside their social and sexual circles, and other men are just too embarrassed to talk about condoms altogether.
The thing is; condoms are the best way to prevent HIV transmission. The next time you’re thinking about having unprotected sex, take time out to think about the following:
Can you be sure that just because a guy looks healthy and doesn’t tell you he’s positive, he’ll be negative? About one third of people living with HIV don’t even know it themselves.