Safe sex is super important, y’all. I can’t express that enough! One of my life mantras is “Always be prepared,” and I apply that to everything. Even sex.
So I generally have condoms on me. Like in my handbag, in my end table, in a pocket. You never know what’s going to happen!
But apparently, having condoms makes me slutty. At least according to some of my friends. One of my friends couldn’t believe that I carried condoms with me and said some nasty things to me. “Whore-ish” was one of the terms she used.
Then she said that because I was on birth control, condoms shouldn’t be my responsibility. What? Why not? I was all sorts of confused by that extra statement.
First of all, I don’t understand how being prepared and wanting to have SAFE sex makes me slutty or “whore-ish.” If anything, it makes me responsible and smart. And yeah, I’m on birth control, but I hardly think that means I’m not responsible for condoms.
I know too many people who have been hooking up with someone when neither of them had a condom, and they hooked up anyway. And then there were consequences. I don’t want to be in that situation! So it’s pretty irritating to me that some of my girlfriends think it’s slutty to have condoms because it’s totally the opposite of slutty.
I wanted to consult a guy on the issue and see if guys thought it was slutty. I chatted with one of my guy friends, and he said “Absolutely not!” He explained that sometimes he forgets to buy more or put one in his pocket. He did say that he thought it was fair for the guy to get condoms if the girl is on birth control so both parties are doing their share to be safe.
I asked what he would think if a girl whipped out a condom mid-hookup. He grinned and said, “What do you think? That would be awesome!”
Carrying condoms does not make you seem slutty. It makes you responsible, smart and in charge of your sex life.
What do you think about girls carrying condoms? Do you think it’s slutty? Tell us in the comments!