Our sexual drive is so strong, it's often hard to objectively evaluate the risk/reward ratio of unprotected sex, and many of us don't use condoms as often as we know we should. Sex has always been dangerous. Syphilis killed for centuries before the development of penicillin. HIV, though increasingly manageable, is still deadly. And now, Gonorrhea is poised to become untreatable, after decades of carefree antibiotic control. In July, Japanese researchers reported a cephalosporin-resistant strain of gonorrhea, at the same time that the CDC announced an increasing resistance to cephalosporin antibiotics in US strains of the disease. While gonorrhea is rarely fatal, the complications of living with the disease untreated are significant. Life is full of risks we take every day – many — like texting and driving — more common and dangerous than not using a condom.
If a better condom would help you use one more often, I offer these two recommendations: For well-endowed guys, LifeStyles Kyng are an XL size condom that offer a better fit and less latex odor than the better-known Trojan Magnum (no difference between the blue and gold packaging). For guys of normal size, the Japanese-manufactured Crown and Beyond Seven condoms are thin as possible, offering maximum sensation. Whatever condoms you use, pay less for them when you buy them at amazon.com or drugstore.com.