condom fatigue


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condom fatigue

(1) Prevention fatigue. A term of art used by epidemiologists and safer sex educators, referring to decreased condom use due to an overabundance of safer sex messages.
(2) The increasingly cavalier attitude towards condom use by men who have sex with men, though the term applies to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Condom fatigue has been linked to increased rates of HIV seroconversion.
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Condom fatigue, or frustration with the prospect of having the pleasure of sex reduced at every encounter, (34) combined with the desire and need for physical intimacy, may prove overwhelming at times; as Manuel's comments suggest, it may even result in inconsistent condom use despite the very real risk of HIV transmission.
So-called condom fatigue and blase attitudes toward sexual health have presented American rubber companies with their biggest challenge since Vaseline--namely: How to make the humble sheath fashionable again?
Respondents typically attributed unsafe sex in other men to popular discourses around (1) condom fatigue, (2) treatment optimism, and (3) inserter invulnerability, but deny that these ideas explain their own behaviour.
These were: (1) condom fatigue, (2) treatment optimism, and (3) inserter invulnerability (i.