Hey guys. My name is Shallon and I'm here to help you with all the questions you might have about love, lust, romance, and everything in between. For more, visit me on twitter @downtownshallon or be sure to check out my website shallononline.com. Condoms! condoms! Condoms! Who doesn't love talking about condoms? I know - everybody. I know condoms can be awkward and their probably the least sexy part of hooking up but- Oh did i have something on my face? i barely noticed. I'm so comfortable with them. But I'm here to tell you how condoms don't have to be so super awkward. First of all make it known that you are pro-condom. This is my analogy I give to guys and if they ever like oh u really want to use one. That's what i say. i love the out of doors. I love nature. I love going on long walks and spending all day outside. but i don't go outside barefoot- do I? No, its dangerous and unsanitary and you could hurt yourself. Same thing here, condoms are just a normal necessary part of a sexual experience. Like it or not. Condoms are normal necessary part of a sexual experience and its really smart not to wait until the heat of the moment to let a guy or girl know that you are pro-protection. You can bring it up in a real casual way when both of your clothes are on. Like if your at dinner bring up the show team mom and be like Oh my gosh! can you believe those girls have they never heard of condoms? I know who does't use condoms nowadays. Easy, breezy and neutral. That way its not this whole big speech you have to give when half the clothes are off. Another way to take the awkwardness out of safe sex is to make sure that condoms are handy. There is nothing less sexy then having to scamper around naked in the heat of the moment trying to find protection. Awkward!! So make sure they'r handy, make sure that both of you guys are on the same page and also make sure you stick to your guns. There is nothing wrong with pulling the plug on a hook up if a guy doesn't want to use a condom. Same with the girl. Protection is okay its just like wearing shoes and guys you know how much women love shoes.