I have no idea if I have herpes. I’ve never had an outbreak. But I assume I’ve been exposed. You should assume the same, I imagine….
Withdrawal is a suprisingly effective method of birth control. In spite of precum.
Apparently, I underestimated how people would react if I questioned their monogamy. I won’t make that mistake again.
I think that if we compare the risks associated with sex to the rewards it brings us, we’ll find that we do a really poor job of decision-making.
In which I foolhardily attack other people’s monogamy. And their “monogamy.” By wondering just how many people who think themselves monogamous really are.
Am I a “sex addict”? Is there such a thing? Is it a meaningful term? One reader delights in calling me a sex addict. What do I have to say about it?
I have a casual attitude toward sexually transmitted infections. And, with one exception, during Bill Clinton’s first term, I’ve never had one.
I have had a lot of sex with a lot of people, some of whom I’ve barely known. I get tested. And I don’t stress. Here’s how I think about the risks of sex.