A survey, sponsored by Pink News, has published data saying 70% of young gay men think sex, minus condoms, is more pleasurable. I can’t say I disagree with them. However, HIV is a still and growing danger in the gay community and I find myself falling on the side of “safety first” (they say with age, comes wisdom). Of course, at 71, this isn’t a question that effects me personally, anymore.
I was already 42, and basically settled into middle-age when HIV entered our lives. Lack of youthful energy, and a wonderful monogamous relationship, were my shield against the terror.