Safe Sex is a Myth…

The word “safe” means: free from harm, danger or risk.

Safe sex is defined as using a male latex condom during any sexual activity where there is exposure to genitals and sexual fluids.

Some Health professionals and websites tell us we can have sex with anyone and as long as we wear a latex condom, no harm or danger will come to us. However, according to the latest research on condoms and their effectiveness in preventing STDs (sexually transmitted disease), condoms have been found to be anything but “safe”. 

If safe sex were truly “safe,” condoms would eliminate the risk of STD transmission, but the NIH study reveals that condoms only offer risk reduction.

Read the back of any box of condoms and see that even condom manufacturers say that when condoms are used properly, they MAY help reduce the risk of catching or spreading many STDs.

Realize also, that correct use of condoms means using a condom with EVERY act of sex (no forgetting) and that the 5–7 steps for putting on and removing a condom MUST be followed (you can’t make mistakes or you lose the benefit of the condom). And even if you use them correctly, condoms only reduce the risk of STDs, so you’re still at risk.

Two things that condoms can’t protect against…

Your Heart and Your Mind.

Condoms can’t prevent the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual bonds that form when two people have sex.

Condoms can’t reduce the risk and pain of heartbreak when relationships end.

Condoms don’t protect against unwanted memories and connections to past sexual partners long after those bonds are broken.

Note: Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is available at all center locations.

Sources

NIH Report on the Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention. www.medinstitute.org/media/NIH Answers.htm

“Workshop Summary: Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for STD Prevention.” www.niaid.nih.gov/dmid/stds/condomreport.pdf

“The Condom – Do Condoms Make Sex Safer?” The Medical Institute, www.medinstitute.org/public/92.cfm

“CDC Condom Fact Sheet in Brief” 2011, www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html