A study done on HSV-1 and HSV-2 transmission.
"Thirdly, preventive strategies for genital herpes should focus on the risk of unprotected orogenital intercourse, which is frequently perceived as “safe” in the context of sexually transmitted infections."
Just one study. Food for thought.
Originally Posted by Marcus
There are STIs out there and being sexually active means you have the chance of picking one up. If you don't use protection with your partner(s) you increase this risk. If you don't use protection with your partner(s) and either you or one of your partners is promiscuous you increase the risk. If none of you are using protection with anyone and one or more of you is promiscuous then you increase the risk. Life is a risk assessment so we have to weigh what we want to do versus what the risk of harm is. There are never any guarantees... you can be born with one kind of herpes.
I agree with Marcus.
I broke up with an FWB as I considered his choices on sexual safety were not aligned with mine. There is much information out there on which STIs can still be transmitted even with condom use.