Adding to your rant: I hate when people say condom use isn’t sexy, and I especially hate when fiction perpetuates this. Condoms are good. Condoms are important. Even if you’re on the pill. Even if your guy’s test comes back clean. Even if you have the HPV shot.
Because you know what’s super not sexy? Cervical cancer. Cause news flash: the shot doesn’t protect you against all strains of HPV, and guys don’t get tested for it at all.
If you don’t want to read about condom use, go play in vampire fandoms where it is at least plausible that they don’t contract STD’s.
I realize some leeway can be given for monogamous characters in a fictional universe (I like to tell myself that the Enchanted Forest doesn’t have STD’s), but just flat out saying that condoms aren’t romantic is a problem for me.