(In order to remove all possibility that a condom was used for birth control, researchers told the subjects that the woman was taking an oral contraceptive.) After the role playing, the 87 men and 103 women, ranging in age from 18 to 30, were surveyed to learn their feelings about their character in the scenario, their partner, the relationship, and how they thought the partner felt about them.On the average, the students whose partners insisted on using a condom said they felt safer and had less regret about the encounter than those who didn't.
But a friend of mine recently made a declaration to a group of women, only to have the rest of them chime in in agreement: Most women decide to go to bed with a man, or become sexually active with him to a similar extent, without checking out the goods downstairs first. Often times, we're not seeing your manhood until we already like you.
Which, in turn, makes it like penis roulette: You never know what you're going to get.
"And once you're getting frisky with him," my friend said (oh so, eloquently, may I add). Just cross your fingers it's not crooked." Think of this as an analogy: A gold-digger thinks she's hit the jackpot with a man with a bulging bank account and falls in love.
By Carrie Sloan It’s the dirty little secret of baby-making: After nine long months, you’re overwhelmed by the love you feel for your newborn -- and shocked to find how much havoc that bundle of joy is wreaking in the bedroom. But a recent study by communications experts at the University of Georgia suggests this may not be so. Hocking, Ph D, and his colleagues in the department of speech communication found that a person who insists on a condom is most often perceived as responsible and caring.
If you’re feeling less than lusty after having a baby, you’re not alone. And the relationship can benefit, they found, if a partner insists on condom use.
“It’s completely normal for both women and men’s libido to hit a rock-bottom low during the first six to nine months following the birth of your baby,” says L. Both male and female subjects tended to view a relationship as closer, more intimate, and more likely to last when their partners insisted on using a condom. One frequent reason is the belief that one's partner would be insulted or think less of you if you insisted on using a condom, according to a study published in 1997.The study was published in the Journal of Adolescence.Hocking and his colleagues designed a role-playing scenario in which each participant imagined he or she was going to have sex with a new partner for the first time.The students visualized how they met, what they were wearing on the night that sex was likely to occur, even whether they both enjoyed the movie on their fantasy date or not.The students did not know that condom use was the focus of the study until they were randomly assigned to a group that either insisted on condom use or didn't.