What To Do If My Girlfriend Wants To Have Unprotected Sex

Even if you've been with your girlfriend for a while, you may be unsure what to do if your girlfriend wants to have unprotected sex. Having unprotected sex, even with a person you know and trust, puts you at risk for a wide range of sexually transmitted diseases. There's also a likelihood that your girlfriend will get pregnant if you have sex without any form of protection.

  1. Go over the risks with her. Even if you both test negative for every possible STD, she still risks getting pregnant if she wants to have unprotected sex. Unless you really want a baby, explain that you are not ready for a child yet and that the ordeal of having to get emergency contraception after the fact may be stressful and unpleasant.
  2. Tell her you trust her. Your girlfriend may feel offended that you do not want to have unprotected sex with her. Tell her that its not that you don't trust her but that you are too worried about all the possible negative outcomes. Also tell her that you respect her and want to protect her from any STDs or pregnancy.
  3. Insist on a condom. Put it on before you get going, so that your girlfriend doesn't have a chance to try and make you have unprotected sex.
  4. Tell her no. Sometimes, your best recourse may be to say no to your girlfriend. It may be difficult, but refuse to have sex with her unless she goes on some sort of birth control or agrees to use condoms.
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