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Pumpkin Spice Condoms Were Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

Forget sweater weather and crisp autumn leaves; these days, the true arrival of fall seems marked by the arrival of Starbucks' infamous pumpkin spice...

Bill Gates and Condoms: Innovation Is No Substitute for Education

Jason Panda | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Jason Panda

So for all the improvements in condoms, and all the bells and whistles that come with them these days, are we really getting to the root of the problem? No. Innovation is not a replacement for education.

Anna Almendrala

Don't Get Too Excited About The 'HIV-Killing' Condom Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

A groundbreaking new condom that uses an antiviral gel as added protection against HIV, herpes and HPV may soon hit the shelves in Australia. But some...

Why Sex Toy Shopping Is No Longer a Dirty Little Secret

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

It used to be something done in secret. Anybody, from good girl to gay guy to carnal couple, had to slink down to the seedy sex toy shop on the other side of town to purchase their private pleasure items.

BB and Me: Certificate of Negativity

Matthew Terrell | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

"I'm sorry, stud, but I won't bareback," was my standard reply. "Why? Are you (HIV) positive?" was Carlos's standard response. "No, I'm negative," I said back.

For Six Days, I Almost Had HIV

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Gladstone

Nothing was more scary, nothing shook me more than that limbo state. True, I was never really at high risk of contraction, but rational reasoning goes out the door when you're told preliminarily that your entire timeline could be skewed so far off the map that there's no recognition of the future you'd imagined.

Truvada and the Case for Condom Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Here we go again: to PrEP or not to PrEP?

Condom Flavors Like Strawberry, Caipirinha Key to Social Marketing Success in Brazil

David J. Olson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

Social media has certainly helped create a buzz around the scented, flavored and special feature condoms. In fact, the idea for caipirinha condoms came from a suggestion posted by a follower on Facebook.

Why I Don't Want Condoms: A Porn Performer's Perspective

Casey Calvert | Posted 08.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Casey Calvert

I feel sexually safe every time I go to work. But California's A.B. 1576 is going to change that.

BB and Me: Close Calls

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I remember how skinny Charlie was when he took off his clothes to hop into Randy's hot tub. He'd clearly lost weight while he was sick, and his developing man-muscles were much more defined now. His small frame, with its taught skin and toned muscles, both alarmed me and titillated me.

Condom Ads Show Couples Literally Sealed Together (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business

Ever been so in love you feel like you and your significant other are one? That's the theme behind a series of ads for Japanese sex shop Condomani...

Bill Would Prohibit Condoms Being Used As Proof Of Prostitution

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City spends more than a million dollars every year to distribute free condoms to combat unintended pregnancies and dise...

VIDEO: HIV Negative Men on Sex, Fear and Poz Guys

Mark S. King | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

It is meant to provide a forum for these men to speak their truth without interruption -- and perhaps help us see them as men stumbling through life as we all are, trying to make the best decisions they can with the information they have.

Earth Day: Now With 95 Percent More People!

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Unfortunately, among all those Earth Day sales for yard accessories, eco-friendly t-shirts and other mass-produced "green" products, you won't find a single spare Earth on clearance.

The Simple Thing That Could Save Your Sex Life

Melissa White | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Melissa White

Just as you wouldn't wear the wrong size shoe and just as you may fully understand the subtlety of a perfect fitting bra, a well fitting condom will take your (and your partner's) mind off of the condom and on to giving and receiving pleasure.

Tyler Kingkade

Chase Changes Its Mind About Condom Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.31.2014 | College

A major payment processing platform is reversing course and agreeing to do business with a startup condom company after all. After initially refusi...

The World's Weirdest Fundraisers, From Naked Ziplining to Tater Tot Eating Contests

Aimee Heckel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Fun-run peer pressure is a growing stress in my life, with fundraising races pretty much every weekend around Boulder. Maybe the participants are moved by the excitement. Maybe they just want to share the pain. Maybe I want to choose my own kind of pain.

5 Things That Should Have Improved By Now -- But Really Haven't

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty

There are many things that have become easier or better through the decades. But then there are some stubborn harbingers -- things that are pretty muc...

Tyler Kingkade

The Ridiculous Reason Chase Won't Process Payments For Condoms

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.23.2014 | College

A major online payment processor is refusing to handle credit card payments for a startup condom company. A representative for Chase Paymentech, th...

The Stigma Enigma

Mark Adnum | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

I know from my own personal experience that HIV Negative men are often wedged into a lose-lose situation. If we use condoms, we're boring, latex-loving, stuck-in-the past weirdos. But if we don't use condoms, we're confirming that we have no investment in HIV prevention.

Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

Mark S. King | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

There is a classic episode of Oprah from 1987 that can still raise my blood pressure. That year, the tiny town of Williamson, West Virginia, became pa...

Your Mother Liked It Bareback

Mark S. King | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay 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 03.03.2014 | Gay 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...

Does the U.S. Really Need a National Condom Day?

Christopher Purdy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Christopher Purdy

National Condom Day and Valentine's Day both fall on February 14. Nobody expects Congress to observe Condom Day or for President Obama to announce tha...

Andy Campbell

WATCH: And The Best Tasting Flavored Condom Is . . .

HuffingtonPost.com | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Weird News

What does Valentine's Day taste like? To some, it tastes like chocolate. Others prefer chalky heart-shaped SweeTarts. For us at HuffPost Weird News...