…Berne’s books about the ‘games of sex’, because I can think of several that he didn’t come up with. ‘I never intended it to go there’ being one of them, and ‘But I thought you wouldn’t object’ being another.
LOL! I have heard the first and knew he was thinking the second.
Your advice around HPV is much needed. I think more frequent conversations are necessary around all types of STIs.
I was married to a very active sex addict. Such things were never considered and risky behaviors were the norm for him. Thankfully someone from above was watching out for me but other women in his life may not be as lucky. He certainly doesn’t own his sexual health, putting others in danger. Your points need to be said. We are our only advocates and we need to be watching out for ourselves all the time.
Your bluntness is refreshing. I worried this would be a crude piece but was delightfully surprised. Excellent, excellent article.