‘Fluid Bonding’ Isn’t New But It Needs To Be Done Carefully

'Fluid bonding' isn't new, but it needs to be done carefully.
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‘Fluid bonding’ isn’t new, but it needs to be done carefully.

The phrase likely isn’t one you’ve heard before, but it turns out that this ‘new’ term isn’t exactly groundbreaking.

Naturally, social media has jumped on the bandwagon to poke fun at it.

So what is this so-called ‘fluid bonding’ all about?

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According to s** educator Luna Matatas, ‘fluid bonding’ is a pre-established agreement between two or more people to have unprotected s**, as per Women’s Health magazine.

Yep, it’s when you and your partner decide to throw caution to the wind and ditch those condoms and other protective items for some good old bareback action.

Not exactly a revolutionary idea, right?

In many monogamous relationships, it’s a natural progression when things get serious.

But before you start thinking ‘fluid bonding’ this is the next big thing, it isn’t new at all.

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People have been using this term since at least the mid-2000s, but it mainly floated around polyamory and open relationship communities.

One person mockingly wrote on Twitter: “Fluid bonding leads to babies being made. Nothing too new or innovative!”

Another added: “So… it’s just s**. Normal s**. Without a condom. Wtf… why all the weird names?

“It’s just unprotected s**. Jesus, everything’s gotta be marketed.”

So why has it suddenly made its grand entrance into mainstream conversations?

Well, your guess is as good as ours.

But here’s the thing – this so-called ‘fluid bonding’ isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.

In fact, it comes with a bucket-load of risks. Unprotected s** is just that – unprotected.

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Some STIs can even lurk undetected for months before showing any symptoms, leaving you clueless until it’s too late.

Sure, proponents of fluid bonding argue that it’s all about trust and mindfulness, and it’s not just some accidental bareback fling or a sneaky s**ual assault known as ‘stealthing’.

But let’s be real here – it’s still unprotected s**, and it comes with a whole lot of potential problems.

For starters, you’re putting an enormous amount of trust in your partner to stick to the agreed-upon rules about s**ual activities.

In polyamorous setups, this trust extends beyond the dyad to everyone in the extended network, making the risks even higher.

And here’s another kicker – not all doctors test for all STIs, so even if you think you’re in the clear, you might not be.

Some STIs don’t show any symptoms at all, leaving you in the dark about your actual status.

On top of all that, some folks worry that this whole ‘fluid bonding’ thing can create a dangerous belief that unprotected s** is somehow ‘more meaningful’ than protected s**.

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Newsflash: that’s not the case.

Safe s** is essential, and it’s not a reflection of how much you trust or love your partner.

It’s about respecting your body and protecting your loved ones from harm.

So, the bottom line is this – ‘fluid bonding’ may be the latest catchphrase, but it’s not some revolutionary breakthrough.

It’s just another way of saying unprotected s**, which, let’s be real, is not something to take lightly.

So, be smart, stay safe, and remember that trust and commitment aren’t measured by whether you’re using barriers or not.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.