Millennials Don’t Like Wearing Condoms

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that millennials–especially people under 24, aren’t using condoms as much as they should. That means for kids in high school and college, an increasing percentage of them are getting “Netflix and Chlamydia.”

The recent spike in STIs includes chlamydia (up nearly 6 percent since 2014) and gonorrhea (up nearly 13 percent). The CDC says that almost 20 million new STI’s occur every year, over half of them affecting uninformed young lovers between age 15 and 24.

Why is this? For one, people in “Friends With Benefits” hook-up situations think the “friend” they are hooking up with is safe.

Two, gay and bi-sexual men are foregoing condoms thinking an anti-HIV PreP drug is enough. Syphilis is occurring at an “alarming rate” among men who have sex with other men, according to the CDC. For both young men and women, rates have increased 19% since 2014.

Third, sex education sucks so bad in this country that students get one “health” class that talks about condoms for like 3 minutes. Then when the big sex moment comes and nobody has a condom, the moment is so awkward that people who don’t know each other suddenly trust the total stranger with their health.

Fourth, guys say that condoms are uncomfortable. “I can’t feel anything,” they say and try to talk their way out of using one. Sex tip for girls: if a guy you just met ever ever tells you they don’t want to wear a condom say “Here, put this on your joy stick and just be happy you’re getting laid.”

Fifth, the reason condoms often don’t feel comfortable is because he could be wearing the wrong size. If it feels baggy it’s too big. If it feels too tight at the base and feels confining, it’s too small.

Condom companies like One Condoms make condoms fun. In addition to creative condom packaging, they specialize in making condoms feel good. Their “Vanish” Hyperthin condom for instance uses “Sensatex” technology to make them feel softer and smoother, “for a more pleasurable experience”, which is what sex is all about.

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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books, The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and currently writes columns for and Los Angeles Magazine. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.


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