Casual dating has one very important concern and that is the transmission of disease through sexual intercourse. To prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases, it’s of the utmost importance that a condom be used during intercourse. If your date doesn’t want to use a condom, then you should reconsider whether you should be dating this person.
When you are sleeping with someone, technically you are sleeping with all the people that person has slept with. It may be ironic, but when you are casual dating and getting to know someone, you really don’t want to know all of their past personal history. Even if your date has been promiscuous, hopefully, he or she will have practiced safe sex. Without getting every bit of the intimate details, you must make a judgment about your casual dating partner’s involvement in risky behavior.
Bear in mind that risky behavior also means drug use, as a dirty needle can also transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. You can practice safe sex with someone who has AIDS or HIV. It may not have been his or her fault. The individual could have contracted the disease unknowingly from a promiscuous partner. But if you accept being with someone who has HIV, you will always have to use a condom.
Although HIV is the most serious sexually-transmitted virus to be concerned about, don’t forget about other sexually-transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. The may also cause very serious ailments.
You also have to be cautious when you are just dating casually about seemingly everyday habits. They are important because they can cause the spread of germs. Serious, painful maladies such as gastroenteritis and diarrhea can result from lack of cleanliness and poor hygiene.
Casual dating can be more risky because you may only be in it for the short term. It’s often noted that money can’t buy your health, and your health can’t be replaced. Therefore, it is to your benefit to do all that you can to ensure that you are aware of someone else’s health and that you are around a healthy dating environment.
Keep in mind, this type of dating does not have to be about a physical relationship. Some people are just looking for someone that likes doing they same things so that they have someone to hang out with. No strings attached and no romance in a dating scenario can allow people to let loose and just be themselves. It’s all about having fun.