Only one woman reported using condoms with both her main partner and secondary sex partner. Reasons for not using condoms with main sex partners included trust stemming from either knowing her partner for a long time or never receiving an STI from him. The strategies they employed to realize their sexual autonomy within multiple varied relationships may provide clues as to how sexual agency and safe sex practices can be incorporated into interventions targeting women at risk. Inter-relationships and temporal effects. Luscious 28for example, made it clear to her other partners one of whom was a previous main sex partner that she had a steady mate:
Dynamics from past relationships affected those with current main sex partners.
Black women’s sexuality has always been overpoliced
Monogamy and infidelity are therefore dynamic rather than static concepts, ones that women deliberately constructed and reconstructed. For example, Cora 28 had one secondary sex partner in addition to her main partner, with whom she had been living for three years. This work therefore expands the theoretical lens of Black feminist thought by including these vital elements of sexuality. The authors would like to thank Michael Pass and Deborah Murray for their contributions to this paper as well as all the respondents that participated in this research. She and her partner had failed to use a condom once and did not use again. HIV risk behaviors among African American women with at-risk male partners.