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“Safe Sex” Not Green

Posted in Uncategorized by thismakessense on July 24, 2009


In Jewish custom, a man and a woman were considered married even while they were still engaged or “betrothed.”

Casual Sex = Not green

Condoms are for one time use. Period. You don’t reduce, reuse, recycle them if you are having sex casually with strangers. Contrary to what popular opinion is telling you casual sex is not okay! It is not safe, even if you use a condom. Safe sex is only safe if you are married. Sex is never 100% flawless or safe. It is not healthy either, especaially emotionally, no matter how strong or modern you think you are.

If you are having what you call “safe sex” by using condom after condom, that means you are tossing condom after condom into a landfill. So maybe you are using green condoms, well I doubt that a sheep intestine condom is really going to keep your new partner in bed with you.

Condoms only reduce the transmission of AIDS by 85%. Which is not enough worth the risk. Only decreasing the transmission of the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer by 70%.

Experts, such as AVERT, recommend condoms be disposed of in a garbage receptacle, as flushing them down the toilet may cause plumbing blockages and other problems.[7][86]

While biodegradable,[7] latex condoms damage the environment when disposed of improperly. According to the Ocean Conservancy, condoms, along with certain other types of trash, cover the coral reefs and smother sea grass and other bottom dwellers. The United States Environmental Protection Agency also has expressed concerns that many animals might mistake the litter for food.[87]

Condoms made of polyurethane, a plastic material, do not break down at all. The plastic and foil wrappers condoms are packaged in are also not biodegradable. However, the benefits condoms offer are widely considered to offset their small landfill mass.[7] Frequent condom or wrapper disposal in public areas such as a parks have been seen as a persistent litter problem.[88]

Position of the Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church directly condemns any artificial birth control or sexual acts, aside from intercourse between married heterosexual partners.

To date, statements from the Vatican have argued that condom-promotion programs encourage promiscuity, thereby actually increasing STD transmission. In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI asserted that handing out condoms is not the solution to combating AIDS and actually makes the problem worse. 

There are hundreds of programs headed by the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to fighting the AIDS epidemic in Africa, however, but their stance in opposition to condom use  has been highly controversial.

Health issues

Dry dusting powders are applied to latex condoms before packaging to prevent the condom from sticking to itself when rolled up. Previously, talc was used by most manufacturers, but cornstarch is currently the most popular dusting powder.[94] Talc is known to be toxic if it enters the abdominal cavity (i.e. via the vagina). Cornstarch is generally believed to be safe, however some researchers have raised concerns over its use.[94][95]

Nitrosamines, which are potentially carcinogenic in humans,[96] are believed to be present in a substance used to improve elasticity in latex condoms.[97] A 2001 review stated that humans regularly receive 1,000 to 10,000 times greater nitrosamine exposure from food and tobacco than from condom use and concluded that the risk of cancer from condom use is very low.[98] However, a 2004 study in Germany detected nitrosamines in 29 out of 32 condom brands tested, and concluded that exposure from condoms might exceed the exposure from food by 1.5- to 3-fold.[97][99]


Condoms made from sheep intestines, labeled “lambskin”, are also available. They provide more sensation and are less allergenic than latex. However, there is an increased risk of transmitting STDs compared to latex because of pores in the material, which are thought to be large enough to allow infectious agents to pass through, albeit blocking the passage of sperm.[37] Lambskin condoms are also significantly more expensive than other types.


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