While sex is a pleasure meant to be enjoyed between two people, it can cause dramatic changes and unwanted consequences in a person’s life, especially when protection is not used. Unprotected sex is considered safe when there is a married couple involved planning to have a child. However, it can be dangerous when it’s just two unmarried people having sex.
The dangers of unprotected sex
While protection is never 100% effective, not using any at all can increase your risk of catching STDs and STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, HPV, Bacteria Vaginosis, HIV, Trichomoniasis, Viral Hepatitis, Zika, and more. Yes, it is true that some of these can be cured, but some of them cannot. The worst part is you don’t get to choose what you get stuck with. You may have only one opportunity to protect yourself against something that could affect your health for the rest of your life.
Unprotected sex can cause unwanted pregnancy, as well as health issues during pregnancy. Women having unprotected sex a few days before ovulation have a 30% to 40% chance of getting pregnant, putting themselves in a position of an unwanted lifetime commitment. Not to mention, an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy can cause financial strain and difficulty managing one’s life around a child. Being forced to take care of a child, because you choose to have unprotected sex is one of the many reasons for single-family homes.
Mental state after unprotected sex
Having unprotected sex outside of marriage can influence the way that you look at yourself afterward, which in some cases can be negative on your health. Some people experience depression, loneliness, low confidence, and self-esteem. This is even more true for younger adults, who may expect to be in a long-term relationship after unprotected sex, but not.
A person may offer unprotected sex as a way to keep a person interested, and may experience negative feelings towards themselves when it doesn’t work. This can be bad for a person’s health and mental status. Sex is meant to be enjoyed by two people within a committed relationship. If you are unsure about your relationship status with someone, avoid the dangers of unprotected sex by protecting yourself.