Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and until now everybody knew that sex without a condom was better.
According to a new study from Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, condoms making sex unpleasurable is a myth. The origins of the myth are unknown but it’s probably been perpetuated by teenage boys who then grow up to be misinformed men with illegitimate children and venereal diseases.
Sex researcher, Debby Herbenick, found that only 28% of men and 22% of women used condoms. But here’s where it gets interesting. Reports of sexual arousal, ease of erection, overall pleasure, and orgasm were almost identical to the people who don’t wear condoms! We’ve been tricked by an anti-condom conspiracy!
Whether there really is an anti-condom conspiracy remains to be see. The most important thing about this study is that people are still enjoying sex. They like it raw and they like it bagged.
In the interest of full disclosure, it’s important to note that the study was funded by Church & Dwight Co. Inc. Who is Church & Dwight Co. Inc.? It’s the company that makes Trojan condoms.
Debby Herbenick insists that the company had no influence over the results and that, “data is data.” Still, it is strange that a condom company would finance a study that debunks the “sex is worse when you wear a condom” myth.
Then again, if it keeps people from getting pregnant or sick then there’s no harm.
Frankly, I still think that to really debunk the condom-myth there needs to be some innovations in condom design, like what we’ve seen with the Origami condom. Because if the design changes, people won’t associate the old myth with it. Right?