It starts with her alluring and curious glance at him. Her expression is full of desire with a soft inviting smile. He feels a rush of impassioned energy throughout his body as he approaches her. She has his full attention as he fervently extends his arms toward her. They warmly embrace, as he envelopes her body, caressing every sensual curve with his strong devoted hands. Their lips unite in delicious, passionate kissing, pausing momentarily as they excitedly unclothe one another.

The two adoring lovers become more aroused by the second, as their naked bodies entwine and his erection swells with intention. She suggests that he puts on a condom before they go any further. He suddenly stops with a regretful look on his face, stating that he does not have any condoms with him. He assumed she was “on the pill”, as it is generally the woman’s responsibility to deal with the issue of birth control. The frustrated lovers gaze at one another with much disappointment and dissatisfaction.

Sex can be wonderfully spontaneous; however mature conversations about birth control should ideally take place before you get caught up in the “heat of the moment”. As inconvenient and unsexy the subject of birth control may be, it is a mutual responsibility for both partners to agree on and be prepared with an effective means of contraception prior to physical intimacy. It may be an awkward topic of discussion to bring up, especially with a new potential lover. Yet it is a crucially significant aspect of sex that deserves consideration.

Of course there are numerous forms of contraceptives to thoughtfully consider. Whether you choose a drug or device to prevent impregnation, it should be effective and compatible with your body and lifestyle. Along with condoms, spermicides, birth control pills, Implanon, Depo-Provera, and sterilization, there are a variety of other birth control methods to choose from, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. If it is not an issue for you at this time, it may still be helpful to research all of the options currently available to educate yourself, as well as your children or others you know who are (or may become) sexually active.

Here is a great comprehensive resource I found that reviews various forms of birth control available either by prescription or over the counter. CLICK HERE to download a terrifically informative 13-page PDF document from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health. Despite the introduction of IUDs, patches, injections, and the female condom, the pill remains the most popular form of contraception. It’s used by an estimated 12 million women in the U.S. and 100 million women worldwide. Even if you are already on some type of birth control, it is still a good idea to use a condom to protect from STDs.

Condoms have been known to reduce sensitivity, however there are some brands that are ultra-thin, still yet extremely effective. It can be an erotic experience to put on a condom, especially if the female sensuously places it on her partner’s erect penis. Additional lubrication may be necessary with use of a condom, as sometimes a woman’s body may not produce sufficient wetness. There are various types of lubricants available, and you’ll want to choose a product with all natural ingredients such as The Natural Personal Lubricant – a water-based formula designed for women’s health and pleasure. It is also latex condom compatible.

The primary ingredient in The Natural Personal Lubricant is carrageenan, an extract from rich marine algae with amazing potential health benefits. Read more about the amazing qualities of carrageenan in a previous article, Can Marine Algae Help Prevent Cancer, STD’s and HIV? The Natural Personal Lubricant also contains organic aloe, agave inulin, vitamin E, and other natural ingredients to soothe sensitive tissue and support sexual wellbeing. Learn more about The Natural Personal Lubricant and purchase on-line, or at several national retailers such as The Vitamin Shoppe, Meijers and Zellers.

Author's Bio: 

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Allura Joy has consulted women and couples for many years in the areas of personal relationships, sexuality, natural health & wellness, and various holistic therapies. Allura has facilitated various women's groups, retreats, conferences and special events for women to come together in community to share, connect and support one another.

Allura is a published author, certified Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor. She enjoys writing articles to empower women in their sexuality, promoting a healthy fulfilling sex life - with or without a partner! Check out Allura's blog, Straight UP Girl Talk: