How do I express that using protection is important to me when my partner does not like using condoms?
Your sexual health and overall wellbeing are more important than your partner’s sex drive.
If they say sex feels better without condoms, tell them you’d rather stay safe—they have to understand this and respect your boundaries.
Using lubricant on the on the inside and outside of condoms can help for a more pleasurable and natural feel. There are also many different types of condoms available, exploring different condoms types can help both you and partner determine which is best.
If you’re not in a place to have a kid, reinforce that to your partner and remind them to use protection when you have sex.
Research birth control methods that interest you and schedule an appointment with a physician, if possible.
Invite your partner to come with you to your next doctor’s appointment to discuss more options.