It's a perspective that theoretically encompasses a good portion of the population, straight women and gay men included. People in committed relationships tend to stop using condoms as early as the two-month mark , which Nerve referred to as the "condom cliff. The truth is, from a very early age, we're taught to be ashamed about our bodies and our pleasure, to the point where we completely gloss over the reality of what it's like to have sex — the good and the gross. Usually try for the guy's boxers because I'm a dick. Peeing after sex can prevent contracting UTIs. A year-old woman had a similar, albeit crueler, system: Needless to say, it is totally normal for fluids to be expelled after sex. One reason may be the simple "ick" factor of the topic, which is exacerbated by the lack of realistic depictions of sex in pop culture, especially where female pleasure is concerned. Next time you have sex, be it gay or straight, bad or good, protected or condom-free, don't worry about dabbing up the evidence daintily like you're Grace Kelly having four o'clock tea with the Queen. And if so, who retrieves the towel? This ritual has been going on for years, as long as we've been having regular, condom-free sex. After a guy comes inside you, how do you dispose of the semen? If a towel is not handy, I'll reach between my legs and gleefully reveal the fruits of his labor to him. If it sounds strange, that's only because we so rarely discuss what is one of the most common problems facing sexual partners: But there's no need to feel ashamed, gross or even confused. Do you do it with a mouse? Or do you stand up and force it to seep out by jiggling around, like a preschooler at Gymboree?