Sex With A Condom Is Way Hotter Than Unprotected Sex, & Here’s Why

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: You're hooking up with a guy (could be your SO or a rando) and he tries to sell you on the idea of not using a condom. You stand your ground, declaring, "no glove, no love,” only to have them pout about condoms not "feeling as good." My guess is that this scenario is one you've seen on repeat since you've been sexuality active. But guess what? I'm calling shenanigans on this anti-condom conspiracy, because sex with a condom is hotter than unprotected sex. Like way hotter.

I know what you’re thinking: But, what about the sensitivity? Is every person who's ever told me they don’t enjoy sex as much with a condom lying? Well, let’s take a look at some data. In their Millennial Sex Survey, SKYN condoms discovered that 88 percent of condom users are satisfied while 82 percent of non-users are satisfied with their sex lives. So, sex with a condom is not only as good as without one, but it's actually better. Is your mind blown? Well, when you really think about it, this actually makes sense. There are a lot of reasons why sex with a condom is way more enjoyable — both during and after. How so? I'm glad you asked.

1The Sex Lasts Longer

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The same SKYN study found that “42 percent of condom users report that sex typically lasts 30 minutes or longer compared to 32 percent of non-users.” And since some people need a little more time to get from point A to point B (if you know what I’m sayin’) that extra time helps ensure everyone has a good time.

2You Can Relax And Be In The Moment

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Speaking of having a good time, it’s pretty hard to relax and let go if you’re distracted worrying about the pregnancy and STI risks involved in what you’re doing. On their site, Planned Parenthood says it best.

Condoms let you focus on pleasure and your partner without worrying about pregnancy or STDs. Safer sex is better sex because it stops stress from killing the mood.” True! With a condom you can just be in the moment, focusing on the (fun) task at hand.

3They Don’t Have To Pull Out

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You know that awkward moment when there is a scramble to pull out (which all to often goes wrong. Please don’t use the pull out method!) just in time to finish, ahem, elsewhere? You don’t ever get the intimate closeness that can come with them staying put. But, if you do...

4You Don’t Have To Do That Awkward Shuffle To The Bathroom

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Ladies, you know exactly what I am talking about when you have to book it to the bathroom with your knees pressed together like a sticky penguin. Condoms are just so much tidier.

5Clean Sheets

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Speaking of keeping it tidy, condoms keep your sheets from looking like a blacklight reactive crime scene. With a condom, all of that DNA is discretely and conveniently disposed of in its latex receptacle before it even has a chance to mess up your freshly washed linens.

6No Pregnancy Scare Drama

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If you want to be able to look at a calendar without descending into a full-blown mathematical panic about 28-day cycles, then strap it up. Who needs that kind of drama? Plus, constantly having pregnancy anxiety is a real mood killer. Not. Hot.

7Nothing Is Hotter Than Knowing Your Partner Takes Both Of Your Health Seriously

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For real though, that is hot AF. Which is probably why condom users are having more sex. According to the SKYN study, “78 percent of condom users reported to having sex at least once per week while 69 percent of non-condom users are having sex at least once per week.”

See, I told you having sex with condoms is way hotter! It feels great, lasts longer, stays tidy, and you’ll want more because you haven’t spent the last week worrying about the consequences of not having your partner wear one. Plus, by standing your ground and prioritizing your sexual health and well-being, you’re empowering yourself sexually, and that is the biggest turn on of all.

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