These are some of the crazy excuses you may hear - so make sure you have a good answer to use if you do hear them!
Aw babe, it doesn't feel as good with a condom. Really? I love the feeling of being safe. I feel more relaxed knowing that we don’t have to worry about unintended pregnancy, HIV or other STIs. If I am not relaxed, I can’t enjoy myself and then it’s no fun for me.
Don't you trust me? Trust isn't the point here. People can have infections without realising it. I trust you and I trust myself to be responsible.
I’m on the pill, you don't need a condom. I'd like you to use it anyway. It will help to protect us from infections we may not realise we have.
I don't stay hard when I put one on. Really? Do you think that you have a problem? Well, I'll help you put it on, that will help you keep it hard.
I can't feel anything when I wear a condom. It feels amazing to me. But maybe that way you will come fast and that will make up for it.
I don't have one with me. Lucky - I do.
I'll pull out in time, I promise… Are you serious? You do know I can get pregnant and get an STI from pre-cum?
Just this once, please? Just once is all it takes, lover boy.
Nice try! People will try anything. Give them a good reason not to and make sure both guys and girls are carrying condoms so there is no excuse. Only condoms prevent STIs and HIV. You’ll find them free at all health facilities or at your college toilets or health office or you can buy them at a pharmacy.