Homework #2 Part 1: Interviews
Ok… so how easy or difficult is it for you to talk with a sexual partner about using
protection? And you could also elaborate as much or as little as you want, however you see fit
to answer the question.
I find it not difficult at all. If I want it bagged, it’s going to get bagged. Albeit, I'm
really the less responsible one in this department; for me, it isn't about controlling STDs, but
about stopping conception.
Mm, so diseases have never been a problem for you?
No, because I'm not really a promiscuous person and I know my sexual partners --
or at least, their sexual history pretty well before the deed happens.
Ok, so it seems like your partner would be the more confrontational one in this matter
since you're not the responsible one?
Yes. If for instance my birth control is out, since that's the method of contraception
I use, and I have to switch to condoms, I'm the one that might say, “Who cares, let’s just mess
around.” And if that were to happen, I wouldn't necessarily always be able to control my urges.
Haha, I guess that moves into, how do you usually ask about protection? I guess in
this case, your partner. Well, it seems very different in your case, so how about the first time or
your experience at the beginning.
Haha, if I were in a situation with a new partner, I would want to use protection,
and I would probably pull it out before things got too hot and heavy, you know? It would be less
tempting to have a laissez-faire attitude that way.
And how do you respond if your partner resists?
Hmmm, if it was a stranger or someone I didn't know very well, I probably would
insist and if they simply said no I would say, “Well, too bad.” As a sexually active member of