After the latest episode of HBO’s ‘Insecure,’ safe sex practices on television was definitely the topic of discussion.
With the prevalence of sex scenes on the HBO series this season, viewers have noticed that condoms have not been so prevalent.
A threesome scene with Jay Ellis, who plays Lawrence on the show, during Sunday’s episode triggered the conversation.
Does anyone on #Insecure use condoms??? I don't recall Lawrence using them with Issa or Tasha and I don't remember seeing Daniel use one.
— ~*Selina Kyle*~ (@HEYitsREESE) July 24, 2017
I was really disturbed by the lack of condoms on Insecure last night.. especially for an uncommitted dude.
— SC: Dezzgotsteeze (@DezzGotSteeze) July 24, 2017
And NOBODY uses condoms on Insecure lmao. STDs & black babies for everybody !!!
— JFH (@ImRatherJazzy) July 24, 2017
While some tweeted their concerns and discomfort with the absence of condoms, others felt people were overreacting, stating they didn’t have the same sentiments for all television shows.
Insecure the only show where ppl are pressed about condoms being used like y'all don't tweet how wack condom sex is
— Hibmeerah (@ohnoameerah) August 14, 2017
i don't get the "why aren't they using condoms" outrage for insecure but niggas love putting more on black people cuz black. so.
— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) August 14, 2017
I've literally never seen folks campaign for condoms every week for a show with sex scenes like I have for Insecure. Not saying it's wrong.
— Peachessssss (@Liberiangyal) August 14, 2017
Either way, Issa Rae took to Twitter to address concerns, and reassure viewers through a statement alongside photos showing the placement of condoms on set.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) August 14, 2017
Even though Issa vowed to do better, what’s your take on the issue?