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Is It A Problem For Me To Have Sex 2-3 Times A Week With A Condom?

Published: October 09, 2015
Dear Is It A Problem For Me To Have Sex 2-3 Times A Week With A Condom?,

Me and my boyfriend have been having sex twice or thrice a week .. With a condom .. Is it fine ? Will it cause any problem for me to have sex so often ?


Dear Is It A Problem For Me To Have Sex 2-3 Times A Week With A Condom?,

Sexual desire is a normal part of life, and is regulated by the change in hormones within your body. While this desire is perfectly normal, TeenHealthFX does not encourage sexual activity at a young age because of the importance of being physically and emotionally ready for this kind of intimate act with another person. Once people get to a point where they do feel ready to be sexually active, FX would not say there is problem with having sex on a regular basis, however, there are certainly some important considerations when it comes to being sexually active. Having sex on a regular basis is fine as long as both partners agree upon it, both feel physically and emotionally ready, and both agree on the methods to be used in order to practice safer sex.

Unless your sexual behavior interferes with your daily activities, it is likely that you and your partner have normal, healthy sex drives.  There are, however, some things to keep in mind while participating in sexual intercourse with a partner:


You should never feel pressured or forced into sexual activity with a partner. The decision to have sexual intercourse should be mutually agreed upon every time. If the frequency of sexual intercourse is uncomfortable for you, bring it up with your partner. Being able to talk about issues is an important part of being in a sexual relationship. When either person in a relationship says no, sexual intercourse should not be initiated. Do not feel pressured to agree to sexual intercourse now if you had agreed to it in the past. You are free to change your mind at any given point in time.

In general, sexual intercourse is a risk factor for acute cystitis in females. This refers to an infection of the urinary tract localized to the bladder. Typical symptoms include pain or burning during urination, a frequent or urgent need to urinate, blood in the urine, or discomfort in the lower abdomen. Some healthcare providers recommend urinating soon after intercourse, although studies have not proven that this decreases risk of infection.

It is important to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs. Barrier protection should be used during all acts of sexual intercourse, whether vaginal, anal, or oral. Typical symptoms of STDs include genital itching/burning, sores, or unusual discharge. The general recommendation is to use condoms in conjunction with another method, such as oral contraceptive pills. It’s a very smart decision to use condoms every time you engage in sexual intercourse, but you may consider visiting a physician for the best options for practicing safer sex. 

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

For more information, go the TeenHealthFX Resource of the Month, Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex. This resource with provide links to information on sexual readiness, emergency contraception, birth control, STDs, myths and facts about sex, pregnancy tests, and more. FX would recommend that you and your boyfriend take some time to learn about all this information – the more you know, the healthier your decisions will be!

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