Accessibility Of Condoms

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Does accessibility to condoms lead to irresponsible, dangerous, bad, and immoral behavior? Condoms are one of the most popular forms of contraception; However, its wide availability to the masses, especially to teenagers, can result to many different scenarios which may be life-changing, and even life-threatening. A person can experience a personal struggle when he/she is brought between the crossroads of morals, behavior, and attitude, especially when thinking about the consequences of a certain product, along with its availability and accessibility. There are many possible effects of condoms being made available in the market to everyone of all ages, especially that of the young age, such as adolescents. Having said this, the accessibility…show more content…
Seeing this, along with influences from family, friends and personal experiences, people, especially adolescents, may engage in casual sex. Although it may seem standard, casual sex can lead to dangerous situations and states such as depression and suicidal thoughts. According to Hodgekiss (2013), “Casual sex can cause depression and can even lead to thoughts of suicide, a new study suggests. Dr Sara Sandberg-Thoma, of Ohio State University and lead author of the study, said: 'Several studies have found a link between poor mental health and casual sex, but the nature of that association has been unclear.’ This study provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.” This suggests that both sex and mental health are related to each other and can be greatly affected by the other. In the same consequential sense, in which one situation leads to another, sexual abuse may also result to substance and drug abuse. According to Alcohol Rehab (n.d.), “Some studies have suggested that people who are the victims of sexual abuse may have an increased risk for substance abuse.” The reason for many victims falling into substance abuse due to sexual abuse is usually because it is a coping mechanism for the trauma caused by it, where it is used as a self-medication. Falling into the traps of…show more content…
One bad situation will always lead to another situation, which will be even worse. Regardless of the benefits of condom availability and condoms themselves, the grave repercussions of it certainly outweigh the benefits. Due to the many succeeding bad scenarios, it is absolutely safe to say that the availability of condoms can lead to irresponsible, bad, and dangerous behavior, because it can lead to immoral acts such as sexual abuse, substance abuse, and even suicide. The availability of condoms at drug stores, supermarkets, and even gas stations, will be an enormous risk to young customers especially, in the long run. Seeing this reality in a practical sense, condom availability must be controlled in order to lessen the possible negative effects of its
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