Over the last 12 months, the word has appeared in New York Times stories roughly 2,140 times, in articles on politics ("Obama fatigue"), on psychology ("mental fatigue"), on sports ("fitness-tracker fatigue"), on sex ("condom fatigue
"), on art ("Basel fatigue"), and on fashion branding ("logo fatigue").
Manuel's narrative also raises the issue of "condom fatigue," which is frequently discussed in research on sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (33) and may also operate in heterosexual--particularly serodiscordant--partnerships.
(33.) Adam B et al., AIDS optimism, condom fatigue, or self-esteem?
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?
People talk about "condom fatigue
" and people are tired of warnings, said Dr.
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.e., perception that the insertive partner in anal intercourse is not at risk).
For those who spoke about their own behaviour or that of friends or acquaintances they knew personally, "condom fatigue" was rejected as an adequate explanation of unprotected sex.
Others gave credence to the "condom fatigue" hypothesis in speaking generically about other men's behaviour: You would think that people that age would know better.