So I have a little story for you. As some of you guys know, in addition to this blog I also write a Sex Etiquette column on a site called PinkMafia.ca. One day I was chatting with my editor and we were throwing out post ideas. So being the dirty bird that I am, I brought up losing your anal virginity as a post idea. We were discussing various points and she was like “make sure you stress the importance of using condoms and how being on the receiving end of anal can put you at greater risk of contracting HIV”. I’m like *blank stare* um okay then. And never ended up writing that post.
I am many things on this blog – funny, dirty, stern, insightful, and even occasionally wrong
well not really but it just seemed like I should say that. One thing I rarely am is responsible. And being that it’s World AIDS Day today and shit I figured a post about safe sex was in order.
Now because I am always
somewhat honest with you guys, I will tell you that AIDS and safe sex are not things I really think about. Like, ever. I watched Gia on Sunday so I thought about AIDS a little bit but before that…yeah I have no idea when. I don’t know anyone who has AIDS, nor have I ever. Well not that I know of anyway. So it just seems pretty remote to me.
Which is not to say that I’m lackadasical about my ish. I believe in condoms (although I refuse to keep them in my house because they’re a jinx). I get tested once a year during my physical. And
contrary to what you may have heard I don’t have questionable sex or a high volume of partners. So does that mean I’m safe? Not according to this quiz I took over at the World AIDS Day website. The thing damn near bursted a blood vessel telling me I need to get tested…even though I would have thought I was in the clear. Which just goes to show that I should have done a better job of lying about my answers maybe I don’t know quite as much about HIV as I thought I did. I mean really, pretty much anything I have to say about safe sex is on that picture at the beginning of this post.
That being said I’m not even going to bother copying and pasting a bunch of facts about AIDS and safe sex…I’m sure plenty of other bloggers will be doing that today. So I’ll ask you – are you flopshow about safety like me or meticulous about your parts? How much do you think about safe sex? Overshare as always in the comments.