There’s a rising problem in the black community but it isn’t new.
I’m not going to go into statistics; most of us know them anyway. Like how the percentage of AIDS infection in Blacks are more (45 percent) than the population of Blacks in America (12 percent) and how the rate of new infections among Black women are higher than their white counterparts.
And don’t dismiss the extreme amount of babies being born to unfit parents.
But even when we know the numbers, we don’t do anything to reverse or stop it. For one main reason alone — carelessness.
We’ve all been there — a lengthy relationship. To quantify ‘lengthy’ is determined by individual interpretation. But the majority of us will agree upon the acceptance of the ‘no use’ clause.
In all lengthy relationships, the couples reach a point that monogamy is the basis of the length. The idea that being with an individual for one, two or three years, building on something wonderful causes us to trust them unconditionally. So you both sign the ‘NO USE’ Clause stating that condom usage in the relationship cease to exist.
That’s what monogamy means right?
However, the pact has a tendency to be carried over. An individual will go outside the relationship and have a sexual relationship without the use of protection — as if the agreement applies to everyone. Then they’ll come back to the original party and continue on as agreed.
This type of behavior scars individuals for life. Mental scars — those you can eventually heal from. Emotional scars will heal over time but the wrong physical scar could be lethal.
As a culture, we need to put a stipulation on the clause: “NOT BEFORE MARRIAGE.”
Yes marriage does not guarantee a faithful spouse (the high divorce rate proves that). Yes marriage does not mean to say ‘I do’ out of lust or just because ‘I wanna feel it.’ Marriage as a union put together by God has ceased to exist but that is for another blog.
Stop the nonsense, always wrap up.