"What about diseases and STDs?"
Diseases and STDs are something that everyone should be concerned about, not just swingers. But the reality of the situation is that people in the Lifestyle tend to be far more educated and much more careful about STDs than the average person. They are also far more likely to use sexual protection and get regularly tested than the average person.
If you look at the amount of unplanned pregnancies and the transmission of STD’s in the vanilla world, you can assume that they occur because people don’t use protection. Why!? Why in this day and age would anyone not use protection when having sex? Perhaps they were in the heat of the moment and didn’t have time to put on protection ¦ Perhaps they didn’t have any protection, but they were afraid that if they didn’t have sex now, they would never get the chance again. Perhaps they were just plain stupid and didn’t know any better!
None of these excuses or any others fly in the Lifestyle! Since sexual play with another couple is not usually something that happens in the spur of the moment, there is always time to put on protection. Swingers almost always carry sexual protection with them when they go to an event and in the rare case that nobody has any protection, they will happily take a rain check, knowing that they will always have another opportunity in the near future. Swingers realize that they are not only protecting themselves, they’re protecting their spouses and the spouses of the people they play with. They take this responsibility very seriously.
Not using proper protection before attempting sexual intercourse is viewed as one of the most rude and inexcusable acts in the Lifestyle. Plus, if you attempt to play without protection, you will end up having more than just one person angry at you. Word travels fast in the Lifestyle, and nobody wants to play with Johnny No-Rubber .