Condoms in Contemporary Romance
In Janet’s positive recommendation of Roxanne St. Claire’s Bulletcatcher series, she mentions the lack of use of condoms:
There is one thing that drove me absolutely crazy in all three books, but it is more of a pet peeve than a strike against the work itself: no condoms. Now I know that some feel that because Romance is a fantasy condoms aren’t part of the romantic fantasy, but in a contemporary, where I am supposed to respect these women as intelligent, independent, and self-sufficient, I just cannot take that leap when a heroine begs for the hero to "come inside me," especially before any declaration of love or commitment.
Where on the line do you fall? Condoms or no condoms? I know I didn’t allow you for “doesn’t matter” because I’m asking if you had to choose, which would it be?