Jun 30, 2006, 2:32 PM
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Since everyone seems to have different ideas about just how safe or dangerous our sport is, I sort of connected with the concept of "safer sex". Originally in the age of AIDS there was a lot of talk about "safe sex", use of condoms, selectivity over who you jump with (oops, getting my sports confused here...). The conclusion though is that if you are sexually active you can't be truly safe unless you're celibate (i.e. you don't jump), and even if you're monogamous or wear the appropriate "rig", you just never know. But you'd be even dumber not to do those things, so now we talk instead about "safer sex".
Well, ditto for skydiving. If we can never make falling through the sky truly 100% safe, we sure can make it a lot "safer", which is what I think most of us, even the naysayers ("skydiving is not safe", etc opinionators) are trying to do.
This is more a philosophical daydream than a hard nuts & bolts issue, but hey, it's Friday and I've got an hour to kill before getting off work.