PrEP and Pleasure: We Need More Holistic Sexual Health Conversations

I have concluded that I hate condoms: the smell, the feel, the removal of pleasure. Hate them.

I understand that not wearing them -- and not forcing sexual partners to wear them -- could expose me to a greater likelihood of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (with the exception of HIV, as I am now on pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP]). But, I have enough sexual health knowledge to understand the informed decision I am making. That's the beauty of holistic sexual health and informed consent: understanding potential risks from actions, but being invested in one's body enough to realize that bodily autonomy and integrity also matter.

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