It’s not just here in India that condoms are in the news because people can’t seem to manage to talk about them. But their use should be so automatic that there’s nothing to talk about!
A study by the UK’s Family Planning Associations shows that, though cases of STDs are rising, people still have difficulty talking about condoms:
Anne Weyman, chief executive of the FPA, said: “We have to ask why in the 21st Century when sex is so widely portrayed in British culture, talking about using condoms is still embarrassing.”
She said that people in their 30s, 40s and 50s, who might be supremely confident talking about everything else in their lives, still struggled at the thought of talking about condoms. It is this group that she would like to see targeted with safer sex campaigns.
Genevieve Clark of the Terrence Higgins Trust said: “I’m afraid people still find it easier to have sex than talk about it.
“This embarrassment about condoms is odd when you consider the alternative – putting yourself at risk of an infection or pregnancy that could have been prevented.
“Let’s get over our blushes, and make condoms a normal part of a healthy sex life.”
Yes, let’s! Surprising to see that the youth are more at ease than those older.