By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Rushing to put on a condom may lead to problems that raise the risk of sexually transmitted infections, according to a new study. Survey responders, almost 60 percent of them women, were more likely to report condom breaks, leaks and slips when it was put on in a hurry, researchers found. Couples who rushed were also more likely to report not using a condom for the entire sex act. “The message is take your time,” said Dr. Lydia Shrier. “If you’re going to be using the condom, use it correctly so you avoid the type of problems we reported on.” Previous research into condom problems were limited by having asked mostly men about their last sexual experiences, said Shrier, of Boston Children’
This marching band marriage proposal hits all the right notes.
In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Jacksonville State University’s drum major Kara Mullinax got a big surprise when her boyfriend and former band member Nic Burgess popped the question to her during an alumni reunion performance in Jacksonville, Alabama.
In the middle of the cadence, the drums were turned around to reveal the words, “Kara, Marry me.” The look of surprise on her face says it all:
Credit: Mark du Pont/Marching Southerners
“I was just so shocked,” Mullinax told NBC affiliate WNXN. “Everything went fuzzy and blurry. I looked down and saw Nic on one knee. I ran down the podium and went down there to him. It was just unbelievable. I was just shocked about everything. It was an incredibly happy moment.”
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