I may not always make reference to condoms but please do assume that I always practice safe sex unless I specifically mention albeit with my head held in shame that I haven't. That post will be littered with me kicking myself.
Condoms are a must.
It's been a long time since I have been a committed relationship that allowed the freedom of condom-free sex, even with Mr Maybe Next Time we used condoms for at least the first fourteen/fifteen months.
Now, I would have to be in a committed loving relationship, with us both being deemed clean by the NHS to even contemplate not using condoms, not to mention the birth control aspect as I am not currently on the pill.