(CNN) – There’s a lot to learn when you’re getting intimate with a new partner: What turns them on? What’s off the table? And what steps will you take toward a safer sexual encounter?
That safe-sex conversation should be a simple one. Who doesn’t want to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections?
Yet for many people, it can be an uncomfortable negotiation. Perhaps that’s because men and women seem to approach the discussion about condom use from different angles.