Sorry that I didn’t get this out yesterday, I needed the weekend to get my head back on straight and pump myself up! This is going to be an awesome week : ) So without further ado, reason 25 for why normals should not date supers.
[In no particular order, except for number one because that’s my #1]
Note: This piece will be written using gender neutral pronouns (ze instead of he/she and hir instead of she/he and him/her) in order to make this non-heteronormative. Remember that domestic abuse is not gendered or limited to heterosexual relationships. Anyone can be abused and anyone can abuse. If you are being abused there are a lot of wonderful resources out there to help you get out and be safe.
25) Promiscuity/Alien STDS
Now I know it is unfair to say that all superhero(in)es sleep around, but sometimes it just feels like all superhero(in)es do is sleep with the wrong people or just sleep around period. Bruce Wayne does it to keep up his persona, Green Arrow does it because he can’t be with anyone he actually cares about, and Tony Stark used to just sleep around a lot, plus Natasha Romonov using sex to get in and get information. Now I know this is about superhero(in)es, but let’s take a moment to just note James Bond and Ethan Hunt.
So, let’s say that superhero(in)es don’t sleep with everything that moves, they do, however, live a hell of a lot longer than most of us which means there is the potential for a lot more sexual partners, and a lot of these partners end up being bad people in disguise. And let’s face it, when was the last time you saw a superhero(ine) reach for a barrier method? For some reason condoms are just not sexy for these people.
A lot of the time the promiscuity disappears when superhero(in)es find their one true love, but that doesn’t negate the exposure pre-relationship, and let’s face it – we probably don’t have tests for half of the STDS some of these people could pick up. Alien STDS are a real thing and they probably are NOT susceptible to penicillin.
Just remember, we’ll always have Spiderman.