You can buy all the puts you want with no risk of having the stock "put" to you. That's the risk borne by the put option writer, not the buyer of puts. The put buyer has an option to "put" the stock to the seller, not an obligation to do so. If you believed the stock would go down you could buy a put for protection, if the stock went down, or below the put strike price by expiration, the put value would go up and you simply sell it. Hope this helps.