by ELIZABETH MORRIS
The ubiquity of online dating sites like Grindr and other newbies mean that the appetite for casual sex has never been more prevalent and accessible. While this might be a wonderful thing for those who previously found themselves isolated by location or social group, it also, once again, raises the issue of safe sex.
Worrying news from 2014 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that there has been a rise in the instances of sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea will surely help to re-emphasize the importance of practicing protected sex, whatever your orientation. Even more stark is the fact that in 2013, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men accounted for 75% of primary and secondary Syphilis cases recorded in the United States.
Condoms are available pretty much everywhere these days and they’re relatively inexpensive, so there really is no excuse not to carry one for your sexual encounters. This infographic from Carvaka Adult Toys sheds some light on how condoms are made and focuses on the rigorous manufacturing and testing process. It also shows how to store, use and dispose of the contraceptive, and highlights some interesting facts you might not be aware of.