Don’t be silly, wrap your willy

 

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I have always been curious as to how condoms became a thing so I decided to do some research on the topic. I’m pretty sure the site I found is fairly reliable (but it’s good to take it with a grain of salt because it’s just one story and it’s a big world, of course it’s important to keep in mind it’s a perspective so it’s likely that there are probably other perspectives and stories).  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3649591/

So in greek mythology, there was this dude named King Minos. From what I’ve read he seems like he was a hardcore player slayer and cheated on his wife. It was said that his sperm contained ” scorpions and serpents” which apparently killed his mistress. His wife was obviously scared that she would die too and at that time it wasn’t an option for people to just leave their husbands, so what does Pasiphae (the wife) do? Pasiphae took a goat’s bladder (p.s sheep skin condoms are used today) and made it into an internal condom. Yes, it said that she shoved goat organs up her vagina but apparently there are controversies that the goat bladder was worn by Minos and not Pasiphae. Who knows. But end of story, Pasiphae had like 8 kids with Minos so clearly the goat bladder did not protect her against pregnancy. But she didn’t die from the “scorpions and serpents.”

So from what I understand, condoms started in Greece (good job Greeks, you make amazing food and began the creation of contraceptives) and the Egyptians picked up on this and constructed a condom like a glan cap that was dyed different colours for different classes of people to protect them from the bilharzia disease (disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes). Apparently your urinary tract and intestines can get infected by this.

Ancient Romans also took animals bladders to protect the women from getting STIs. I found it very interesting that these condoms were not used to prevent pregnancies but to protect them from STI’s. I guess at that time they weren’t really worried about making babies. But that makes sense though because they knew how to deal with babies being born but didn’t really have the resources to fight off unknown infections.

Now jump forward a couple thousand years to the 1800’s. In 1860 there was this inventor named Charles Goodyear. Goodyear found a way to turn rubber into a malleable structure which produced latex. To create latex you heat up sulfur and natural rubber to create the malleable structure that has a higher elasticity and tensile strength. So BOOM we have latex condoms.

Now readers, you are filled in on the basic history of condoms.

Personally, I always carry at least one condom with me. It’s just good to be prepared, you really have no idea what could happen and it is better to be safe than sorry. Don’t get me wrong, sex does feel way better without a condom but if you’re not in a committed monogamous relationship you really don’t want to end up with your random hookup or fuck buddy’s baby or infection that they could be carrying. But if you’re not going to use condoms just be aware of the risks. I’m not saying that if you are in a committed monogamous relationship that you shouldn’t use condoms, I just feel like if you’re in one then you’re less likely to pick up diseases (if your partner is not an anti-condom cheater).

Anyways, yeah I know condoms suck, blah blah blah but honestly I have tried different brands of condoms and I have found that the lifestyle skyn condoms are pretty good. They are a latex free soft material that is still as strong as premium latex. I was introduced to lifestyle skyn condoms from a friend of mine that found out she was allergic to latex. She found that when she used latex condoms she would get irritated so she decided to try these latex free condoms and it worked. When she used skyn condoms she was no longer irritated. So if you find that you are getting reactions from condoms, please do not ditch wrapping the willy. Try latex free condoms or talk to your doctor or nurse, explain what is going on and ask for their recommends.  

Condoms have changed throughout history and have protected billions of people.

Condoms are not the only way to protect yourself from STIs.

Other ways of protecting yourself against STIs include;

  • Talking honestly with potential partners about your and their sexual histories
  • Getting tested along with your partner before having sex
  • Avoiding sex when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Get STI screening done more than once a year

Well that’s all for now readers. I hope you all learned something and remember, don’t be silly wrap that willy!

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First blog post

I started dating my first real boyfriend at the age of 14 and in this day and age, we all know sexual activities is what a lot of teenagers do when they get into high school. People would always crack jokes about me and him having sex and at that time I haven’t even given him a blow job yet. But as the jokes continued I started to feel subtle pressure and I realized I probably should start taking birth control, just to be prepared for when him and I were ready to have sex.

I was never really informed about how to get birth control until my sister had told me that you could get birth control at the high school where we went. The sexual health nurses would come every Monday from 11:30-1pm to our high school and provide birth control for the affordable price of $5 a month and pretty much any kind of birth control you could ask for. The nurses were also so helpful with answering questions and informing you on sti’s , the pros and cons of each birth control , as well as other types of contraceptives.

Not only we’re the nurses extremely helpful but this program was confidential. They didn’t need your health card or any other information. Your parents are never contacted nor is your family doctor. Being able to access birth control at the high school made maintaining my sexual health a lot easier.

Being able to access birth control at my high school is where my passion for sexual health started. I was inspired by how open and wonderful the nurses were and the fact that I didn’t have to leave the safety of my school amazed me. I wanted people to know about the program that was being provided so me having a big mouth like I do, I spread the word like crazy. I told everyone. There were even teachers that didn’t know about the program. So many students had no idea and were having unprotected sex. As time went on advertising did happen and there were posters on the walls of the halls at school and announcements in the morning. I went from being able to see a nurse right away to having to wait a few minutes in line to see them, which didn’t bother me at all because people were finally addressing their sexual health. Nurses were even willing to stay longer so that every student would be helped that day. These nurses inspired me every time I saw them and it made me feel so safe.

The things the nurses do for their clients never ceases to amaze me and I will never be more grateful for their knowledge, time and patience. I will never be more grateful for being in the public school system in Kenora.

Anyways, I just wanted to let you all know where my passion for sex started. I plan on writing about several different sexualish things, and maybe some good fondant and modelling chocolate recipes for the erotic cake maker!

So don’t ditch me, please read my posts and always use a condom!