Me: I hate the use of condoms in fiction.
Alma: I don’t hate it, but much prefer not thinking about them.
Me: It’s unnecessary. You’re the WRITER. You can make them not get pregnant or diseases… They don’t need Trojans. YOU are the Trojan!!!
(Seriously, though, I get why many authors employ the use of condoms in their love scenes – safe, responsible sex and all that. It’s just… it’s fiction. I prefer to suspend reality sometimes in some areas and that is one of those areas. It destroys the moment, kills the mood, poisons the momentum. If I wanted to spend time thinking about awkward sex, I’d just take a walk down memory lane and leave the book on the bookshelf!)