Right now in my life, I’m really excited - being out of college, trying to support myself. You know, even if it’s like I have to eat very cheaply or, you know, I can’t go out and buy clothes, I can’t go out every night and have fun – it’s fine, because I want to support myself. I use a condom every time I have sex. It’s never been an awkward moment for me. I just kind of accepted the fact that I have to use one in order to be safe. And I take it out at the right moment, and it’s never been an issue for me. As far as finding the right condom, you know, well, first things first is buying two different types, three different types, trying them out. Some can be too dry. Some can have spermicide on them, which I personally didn’t like that much. You know, some of them have like a really strong smell to them. Some don’t come with any lubrication. So for me, the right one was with a little lubrication, no spermicide. I just try and keep it as, you know, natural and as flowing as possible. We don’t even need to talk about it, we just grab it. Usually I’m the one that takes it, puts it on. And, you know, in itself it can be a sensual moment. It doesn’t have to be awkward or it doesn’t have to interrupt the, you know, the moment. I wish I could have kids at 50, you know? Like I know I’ll be ready to – not that I’ll even be ready to settle at 50, but I wish I could have kids at 50, because that’s – you know. I mean, I don’t know. We’ll see how I feel in five years, but (laughs). I want kids, but not yet. My name is Michelle, and I’m 23. And I use condoms as birth control.
Michelle, 23, Condoms
It doesn't have to be awkward.
Michelle and her boyfriend are consistent condom users. She know that he needs to wear one every single time to be safe. And so they do.
For Michelle, putting on a condom isn’t something that disrupts the moment; it’s part of hotter sex. She simply takes it out at the right moment and puts it on him as part of the natural flow.
Michelle and her man tried a bunch of condoms before finding just the right type—a little lube and no spermicide. (We’re sure perfect condom awaits you, too. So start product testing now and have the double whammy of pregnancy and STI prevention.)