My friend brought to my attention an interesting debate on STDs and condoms, so I thought I’d share it with everyone to see what people think.
Should married couples still use condoms, assuming they can use birth control pills or vasectomy as a means of preventing pregnancy? If you use condoms in a marriage, is that a sign that you don’t truly trust your partner, or is it simple a safe sex measure? Do our married couples use condoms and how do they justify their choice?
Pro: The reason for using condoms is the low but real risk of contracting an STD from a partner that strays from the marriage. If a husband has visited prostitutes during the marriage, in particular, the risk of STDs is high.
Con: The reason against using condoms is to deter straying from the marriage in the first place. If there is a risk of contracting an STD and then passing it to your partner, one might be afraid to risk your partners health by straying.