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2013-01-23 01:45:13 PM  
8 votes:
Condoms suck, you use them because you don't want a disease or a kid. Let's not lie about it.
2013-01-23 01:53:38 PM  
6 votes:

insertsnarkyusername: Condoms suck, you use them because you don't want a disease or a kid. Let's not lie about it.

Alternatively, condoms are awesome because they allow you to still have sex but worry significantly less about disease/pregnancy. It's all about what you compare it to. Compared to not having sex at all, they're pretty great.
2013-01-23 01:52:33 PM  
5 votes:
The study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, was, like the larger national survey itself, funded by Church & Dwight Co. Inc., the company that makes Trojan brand condoms.

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2013-01-23 01:44:49 PM  
5 votes:
yes they do - that's a lie we need to squash....

I remember in middle school sex ed. thinking, why wouldn't someone wear a condom??? It's crazy?!!!!

Then when you become sexually active, you realize, its because it feels way worse with one - its shocking because you were never warned, then you start to wonder about the other things they taught -

just be upfront... look, this will make sex worse, but its better than sores on your penis... isn't it?
2013-01-23 01:47:20 PM  
4 votes:
Wearing a condom for sex is like wearing a rain coat to a massage.
2013-01-23 01:41:47 PM  
3 votes:
Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion.

Where the rubber meets the load!
2013-01-23 02:02:09 PM  
2 votes:

CygnusDarius: The Angry Hand of God: CygnusDarius: As much as the general consensus on condoms (even I think so) making sex dull, it's better that than to get a burning surprise the next morning, or a kid you don't want/not ready to raise.

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I've yet to meet a woman that:

1.- Is bi-curious
2.- Gladly gives head
3.- Says yes to anal (then again, it has never occurred to me)
4.- A combination of the three above

I have met several of them. The secret is to find a girl that really hates her dad. Oh, and wash your dick regularly.
2013-01-23 01:52:53 PM  
2 votes:
Using a condom is like making mad passionate love to a surgical glove.
2013-01-23 01:45:01 PM  
2 votes:
Condoms don't deter good sex say scientists from the best workplace in the worldwho don't know what they're talking about.
2013-01-23 09:14:11 PM  
1 vote:

This isn't even a 'study'. This was a survey with results that are fairly predictable given the questions used and the audiences targeted. Think about it this way. You do a survey that breaks people into two groups. Those who like to regularly eat vegetarian meals and those who don't. You then ask them how much pleasure they derive from eating vegetarian dishes, and how much from dishes that include meat. The results come in, and what do you know, the people who regularly eat vegetarian dishes report that they enjoy eating those just as much as the people who *don't* eat vegetarian dishes like dishes with meat in them. You then write a study reporting the results, and write a press release that says "Vegetarian meals are just as tasty and non-vegetarian meals, according to new study."

There, you've successfully 'proven' that vegetarian meals taste just as good as non vegetarian meals. And all you had to do was use a non randomly selected group of people, and then use their known biases for a particular activity to influence your results.

Well, that's exactly what these 'scientists' have done. They've successfully shown that people who use condoms don't mind using condoms. Brilliant.
2013-01-23 08:02:07 PM  
1 vote:
Using a condom is like washing your feet with your socks on. No matter what the public service announcements -- or MTV TV shows -- say, sex using a condom is simply not as good for the guy. There is no comparison. Condoms are a matter of practicality, but stop trying to convince everyone that there is no difference. There is definitely a difference.

And yes, sex with condoms DOES impede the activity, especially if you use them correctly. To prevent pregnancy and disease, you're supposed to be 100 percent clean when you put on the condom. This means that if you're in the middle of a passionate moment and you're already emitting pre-cum, you are technically supposed to stop what you're doing, go wash off the pre-cum, and THEN put on the condom. If you penetrate for a while and then pull out, perhaps to temporarily move on to some other activity, before coming back to penetrate again, you are supposed to CHANGE the condom, again making sure that all bodily fluids are absent before doing so. I didn't make up these rules, kids -- this is what the condom manufacturers tell you to do if you want to do it correctly.

A big part of sex is the exchange of bodily fluids. Condoms, when used properly, are specifically designed to prevent this. YES, they impede sexual activity. If your standards are low and all you're interested in is a poke, then they're not much of a bother, But if you're really into your partner and the sex, then the damned things are a nuisance.
2013-01-23 06:30:49 PM  
1 vote:

demidog: CygnusDarius: The Angry Hand of God: CygnusDarius: As much as the general consensus on condoms (even I think so) making sex dull, it's better that than to get a burning surprise the next morning, or a kid you don't want/not ready to raise.

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I've yet to meet a woman that:

1.- Is bi-curious
2.- Gladly gives head
3.- Says yes to anal (then again, it has never occurred to me)
4.- A combination of the three above

Really? Is this a troll? I would say most of the girls I've dated have been #4.

I think he is just married. Like me. Before marriage, my wife was good to go with bj's and was ok with doing threesomes with her roommate. After marriage? I'm lucky if I get missionary with the lights out.
2013-01-23 03:53:47 PM  
1 vote:
Condoms are just a distraction and mess up the flow of the moment and kill the mood. Nothing like sitting on the couch, then ya start making out, being all hot and heavy, pull her skirt up... "Do you have a condom dear?" "Hang on baby, let me go upstairs." *footsteps* *screams from upstairs: babe, where did we put em? Oh, ok, I see em... hang on.* *walks back down* I got two, and here's a towel... go ahead and lay down and spread your legs so we can do this as clinically as possible... *looks down* Uh oh, my hard on is gone, so let's make out some mor... huh, what ya watching on tv? Everyone Loves Raymond?! Eh, we'll just fark later... *sits on the couch and watches the latest exploits of Ray and Robert*
2013-01-23 03:20:19 PM  
1 vote:

xalres: I hate the bloody things. For guys who're...ahem...obviously not jewish, they tend to do this annoying fold-over bunch up thing on the outstroke that gets real irritating, real fast.

You know who else was obviously not Jewish?

/always wanted to Godwin a sex thread
2013-01-23 02:46:28 PM  
1 vote:

2 Replies: Just because interested parties contributed to a study that could lead to bettering their products, doesn't mean they INFLUENCED the results in their favor.

Actually, there are significant issues in pharmaceutical research because while the individual piece has not be modified, what is published is selected due to positive results. Plus, this is a survey study which is easy to phrase in ways tend to increase desired responses. I doubt the funding modified the results, but the methodology may be slanted, and other results may exist.
2013-01-23 02:24:36 PM  
1 vote:

Stephanie M 1992: And yes, please wash that thing. kthxbai

your profile just had more clicks than the big wheel has ever made
2013-01-23 02:03:53 PM  
1 vote:
Condoms absolutely make it worse. Will I wear them with a random? Sure. Someone I'm dating and we're both tested? Hell no. For the most part, I can't finish while wearing one. The exception being when I was 20 years old, they were great. They helped me last longer. But now that I'm 36 I have the opposite problem.
2013-01-23 02:01:53 PM  
1 vote:
Why aren't we telling teens how much better sex is in an a relationship? Instead of telling them they need to use condoms for every encounter ever let's just tell them that these are necessary until you find a partner you trust who is on birth control? There is no reason we have to bring everything to the level of random hook ups.
2013-01-23 02:01:19 PM  
1 vote:
I would rather have 1 good beej than have sex twice wearing condoms.
2013-01-23 02:00:44 PM  
1 vote:
Condoms just plain suck.

This article must be sponsored by the condom industry.
2013-01-23 01:54:18 PM  
1 vote:
When you're not getting any at all or you're getting it from so many different places that a disease is quite likely then condoms seem perfectly fine.

But once you're in a situation where neither of those apply it's a different game.
2013-01-23 01:50:12 PM  
1 vote:
I'm pretty sure the best place to work in the world isn't in Indiana.
2013-01-23 01:48:52 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah... good for protection, not for enjoyment. Still, safer than the old spray and pray.
2013-01-23 01:43:55 PM  
1 vote:
science, you have failed me.
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