The condom (ถุงยาง, which is the term in Thai) is the most effective barrier method to prevent the spread of sexual diseases and unwanted pregnancies and, even so, young people continue to make excuses when using them. Lack of sex education or seeing sex as simple intercourse are some of the reasons to avoid this protection.
The study of the Control brand, made to 2,000 young people from all over Europe, confirms that 26% of the respondents always find some excuse for not using condoms. The loss of fear of HIV is one of the factors that has led to more and more cases of detection of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes.
The sex education should start at school and in the family, adapting it to the levels of children. Sexologists affirm that it is fundamental “to have training in this area to have a healthy, healthy and knowledgeable experience because this makes us happier.”
Sexologists Explain The Three Pillars Of Sex Education
- The Sexual Experience With Oneself: understanding sexuality and the influence it has on one’s body and mind.
- Sexuality As A Way Of Relating To Others: to relate to others, to understand that the other is a human being and that we have to connect as if he were a subject and not an object.
- Prevention: both diseases and unwanted pregnancies. The experts in sexology point out that “young people especially ask for help when something goes wrong,” when there is already an unwanted pregnancy or when a disease appears.
Tips: Do not focus sexuality on simple coitus. Have a broader vision raising sexuality as a way of finding oneself and the other person. Note that there are also “risks” and that preventing them is very simple, so the most sensible thing to do is to protect ourselves.
The use of condoms goes from 68.90% in 2015 to 65.10% this year. What does rise (1.30%) is the use of hormonal contraception, but the big problem here is that it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
Surprisingly, 7.6% of young people say they do not use any contraceptive method, and 12.5% of respondents consider going back as another method.
The specialists explain why some young people do not use condoms:
- Because the condom has “a certain level of discomfort.” Ensures that when they are “with a high level of desire, stopping to wear it is very uncomfortable.”
- A small percentage of people lose their erection at that moment of stopping.
- Because they have a vision of sexuality guided by performance, without being aware of the danger.
- For certain people, it is more pleasant if they are not used to using it.