If you've ever had any kind of consensual sex without safer sex or birth control, you did because....
I didn't realize or think there were any real risks.
13% (290 votes)
I didn't feel confident insisting on birth control or safer sex.
4% (82 votes)
I figured it was my partner's responsibility, not mine.
3% (70 votes)
I didn't know how to use safer sex or birth control and was embarrassed to say so.
1% (20 votes)
I didn't feel like I had any real say in the matter.
2% (50 votes)
I didn't care about the risks, or felt like they were worth taking.
10% (236 votes)
Everything just happened too fast.
15% (335 votes)
There weren't any condoms or other protection available.
10% (234 votes)
I wanted a pregnancy or an STI.
3% (60 votes)
My partner refused to use any protection or talked me out of it.
9% (210 votes)
Some other reason (tell us in the comments).
5% (119 votes)
I have never had any kind of sex unprotected.
24% (546 votes)
Total votes: 2252