So many things about this thread are WTF. I don’t even know where to start (except listen to Clovis, for the love of god).
- There’s a middle ground between raw dogging a girl your third time being with her and wearing a condom for a years long relationship. If you intend to be in a relationship with someone, fine. If not, wrap it up, seriously.
- Why the infatuation with HIV and herpes??? Two STIs that as straight men you don’t need to worry a hell of a lot about. HIV is extremely remote, and herpes is so common it’s irrelevant. If you have symptoms you’re just unlucky.
- Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are the three you need to really worry about. There are antibiotic resistant strains of these, especially gonorrhea. They can be difficult to get rid of, and have very bad health implications for your partner.
- There are about 4 million cases per year of these three diseases in aggregate in the USA. The average American has a new sexual partner roughly once every five years (swag on surveyed average of 7 sexual partners in one’s life). Crunch the numbers on that, and there’s something like a one in twelve chance a new sexual partner will lead to one of these three STIs, irrespective of condom use.
- Now you know that wearing a condom will make the 1 in 12 odds a lot smaller. You know that not wearing a condom will make them bigger. As the original post of this thread shows (and sorry about your post being foisted into the limelight, OP), STIs aren’t a common cold. They can be hard to get rid of. For a random bar hookup or someone you’re just having fun with, put on a freaking condom.
I would snap take COVID-19 over any of these three STIs, any day of the week.