Originally Posted by northhome
But in this case it's simply a question of erring on the side of caution.
No-one has ever died (I don't think anyway) from someone saying, "sorry, but I don't want to have unprotected sex with you" or "sorry, I don't want to have sex with you". Unfortunately people have died from saying "yes, I will have unprotected sex with you". This is really not an arguable point.
Exactly, it doesn't matter if the science is a bit overcautious anyway. Science says there is a RISK of my baby dying if she is left to sleep on her tummy or there is a RISK if I drink/smoke in pregnancy. The risk might be small but it is not worth me taking it just because it is small and the science is over cautious.
I certainly won't rail on some poor pregnant woman who refuses the small glass of champers and call her ignorant, because 'I' believe that the science is over cautious and I am right and I RULEZ the WORLD innit!!!!
At the end of the day, anyone can refuse anyone else sex for any reason, whether that person or anyone else thinks it is unreasonable is tough.