My friend, Deadre, and her boyfriend, Josh, have been having sex for several months now and they both got tested for STDs a couple months ago and both are clean. I told Deadre about your website and (not having internet access) she asked me to ask this question for her: Since they both turned up clean, and there isn't a risk od STDs or STIs and they only have sex with eachother, would it be ok for them not to use a condom and just use the pill so they won't have to be worried about getting pregnant? I told her I would just use both the condom and the pill if I were her just to be extra safe. I don't see why it would be an issue, anyway. I mean, why not just USE them all the time, no matter what the circumstance? But, she wanted me to ask, so I am. Thanks!
------------------ In life, there are choices to make every where you go. Do your best to follow your heart and listen to the advice of people you love and trust.
Kudos to you for suggesting the smart thing. Condoms and the Pill together provide pretty much the best protection from STDs/STIs and pregnancy that you're going to get.
Plus, Scarleteen doesn't recommend not using a condom unless both partners have been monogamous for a year and within that year, have had two clean STD screens six months apart. Even under these "ideal" circumstances, best to be twice as safe and use a condom every time. It's not difficult, not expensive - there's no reason not to.
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