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No Strings Attached Sex? 4 Questions To Ask Yourself

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Casual sex is not the only pitfall. We all know that not all committed relationships work out, either. But without that commitment -- that mutual desire to try to make it last -- you are taking an even bigger chance with your happiness.

Your Mother Liked It Bareback

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

Whenever a new study of gay men shows, yet again, that we are having bareback sex, the arbiters of sexual rectitude among us decry this behavior as shameful, shocking, and murderous. So you can just imagine runaway pearls showering the floor when HuffPost Gay Voices reported on such a study.

Gay Barebacking Study Reveals Surprise Facts About The Controversial Practice

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A new study by England's University of Westminster found what appears to be an uptick in the number of young gay men who find unprotected sex with a s...

Teen Pregnancies Are Declining -- Why Don't Adults Believe That?

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

What adults think about teenagers matters to teenagers -- a lot. If we continue to expect them to have unprotected sex, chances are good that many of them will.

'I Was Taught That If You Use Birth Control, You Can Get Cancer'

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women

Misinformation may be to blame for some of the unplanned pregnancies in this country. Gloria Malone, a former teen mom, joined HuffPost Live's Nancy R...

Reimagining Hope: An Interview With Simon Watney

Mark Adnum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Adnum

Simon Watney has an established reputation in the field of HIV/AIDS. In response to the increasingly surreal and ineffective responses to the fact that HIV infections among gay men in wealthy countries are increasing, he has decided that he and his contemporaries need to return to advocacy.

Is Unprotected Sex the New Normal?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Just because more and more gay men are having unprotected (bareback) sex doesn't make it right! It just shows a lack of education and awareness of risk.

The Trouble With Praising HIV-Negative Gay Men

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

By showing support for negative guys, I am clearly demeaning HIV-positive men. But wait! I'm HIV-positive myself, so that must mean I'm being sarcastic in my support of negative guys, because there's so little room for sincerity and goodwill in the chasm between us.

Bravery Tapes: Garifuna Courage in the Face of HIV

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

In the Garifuna communities of Honduras, it's an act of courage to admit to being HIV positive. With a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photographer David Rochkind and I interviewed people who overcame fear and discrimination to go public with their diagnosis and help educate others.

WATCH: Is Unprotected Sex Becoming The Norm Amongst Gay Men?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the rising trend of "barebacking" re-entering the gay community, many are asking if there is a correlation between unprotected sex and an increas...

Facebook Shuts Down Controversial 'Bareback' Page

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A controversial Facebook page devoted to the practice of unprotected sex between consenting male partners (known as "barebacking") has sparked a dialo...

Do You Listen To Your Music On Full-Blast? (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2012 | Teen

Whoever coined the phrase "sex, drugs and rock n' roll," may have been onto something: According to a new study conducted by researchers in The Nether...

My Story: 16 and Pregnant

Sarah Roberts | Posted 07.15.2012 | Teen
Sarah Roberts

Sixteen and pregnant. It wasn't exactly the dream I'd had while I was in my junior year of high school. I dreamt of moving away to college and living in a dorm. But when I got the news that I was pregnant, everything changed.

'The L.A. Complex': Sex, Pills And Vomiting

Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

On the Series Premiere of "The L.A. Complex" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on The CW) viewers were introduced to a gang of beautiful young people struggling to mak...

It's Official: Alcohol Can Lead to Unsafe Sex

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

It comes as no surprise that drinking lots of alcohol can lead to bad decision making. But up until recently, scientists had yet to find direct relationship regarding alcohol and unprotected sex.

WATCH: The Independent Girl's Guide To Thanksgiving

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Think spending Thanksgiving all by yourself is a one way ticket to Bummer Town, USA? Well, you're wrong.

A Tiger in Bed

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Cristina Page

Today Tiger joined Eliot Spitzer and John Edwards in the press-conference routine that has become an American tradition. The three also have another link: they were all allegedly having unprotected sex.

Does Life Have Meaning or Are We Merely Bobbleheads in Bubbleland?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

The question of life's meaning is a spiritual one -- one that has been largely lost due to the devaluing of spiritual and religious institutions in the country.

NO ANGELS: HIV-Positive German Pop Star Arrested For Having Unprotected Sex

Deutsche Welle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A member of hit German girl group No Angels has been arrested for allegedly having unprotected sex although she knew she was HIV positive....

On Martha Stewart and the Psychology of Prostitution

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rick Smith

Things do change. Past success does not guarantee a prosperous future. Those who believe they're invincible may one day surprisingly awaken to a cycle of penicillin and a divorce attorney.

The Young and The Unprotected

Crystal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Crystal Smith

Some young teens believe having a baby will allow them to love someone the way they weren't. That baby is like a security blanket to them. So, what do we do?