Making you feel bad about condom requests
Speaking of condom guilt, I used to think that was so normal. I thought, “Boys will be boys,” and that of course men will try to get out of using condoms. I was right about something – those were boys and not men who behaved like that. “It doesn’t feel as good” is no excuse to put a woman at risk of a sexually transmitted disease or unwanted pregnancy. But, truth be told, I didn’t condemn these guys. In fact, I slept with some on a repeat basis, never realizing that I should have ditched them the moment they gave me any pushback on condoms.