Since I'm apparently not permitted to respond to these comments in the original thread, I'm moving the discussion here, because I think it's something that needs to be addressed. This assertion is wrong, and spreading it can be potentially harmful. Safe sex is extremely important for any sexually active person, gay or straight. Though condoms are most often used to prevent pregnancy, they also help prevent the spread of many sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, which causes AIDS. In addition to this, they have a secondary, hygenic, benefit in both straight and gay sex -- I won't elaborate on this point. Here are a couple links with information: WARNING: The information in these links is presented from a strictly medical perspective, but, by the very nature of this discussion, contains some information that may be beyond the comfort levels of some readers. These links DO NOT contain images related to the content or explain graphic details (the FDA website explains condom use in medical terms), or contain any mature material beyond necessary medical information. http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2009/04/23/SexGuide/The-Gay.Condom.Debate-3725299.shtml http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/byAudience/ForPatientAdvocates/HIVandAIDSActivities/ucm126372.htm http://aids.about.com/od/hivprevention/a/hivprevent.htm Addendum: Consider this a Public Service Announcement. Sure, it's stupid. It's cheesy. You already know this backwards and forwards in your sleep. In that case, you don't have to pay attention to this. It's here for the benefit of anyone who might not have the same privelages as you do, to respond to and correct misinformation. I don't believe it's unnecessary, and, even if it is, the worst that could happen is one more thread dies and gets buried. If I'm right, though, and this post helps educate even one person on proper protection against STDs and HIV/AIDS, then this post is more than worth the very slight inconvenience to you. In other words, the potential benefit of this post far outweights the cost of it. Please consider that before you decide that this post shouldn't exist.