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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...

5 Reasons Condoms Are Better Than Chocolate for Valentine's Day

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Instead of the shopping mood, let's talk about getting in a different kind of mood. You know what I'm talking about. Saving the planet. Okay, and sex. You can do both. Here are five reasons why condoms should be the new chocolate.

The Condom Commercial Everybody Must See

Next Avenue | Sue Campbell | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sue Campbell If anyone wonders whether boomers still have sex, the resounding answer is yes. And with sex comes the ...

Olympic Officials Reportedly Distribute 100,000 Condoms To Sochi Athletes

Posted 02.05.2014 | Sports

It seems that officials at the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia, are expecting their residents to be getting busy in more ways than one in the coming ...

Dr. Strange Glove (Or How I Learned to Love Condoms and Stop Dropping Those Bombs)

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Recently I met a younger guy who is HIV-negative, and I don't want to risk transmission, so I decided to start loving the condom and learned to stop dropping those mind bombs that kept me down on the farm.

How to Choose the Best Lube

Melissa White | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Melissa White

If you've ever wondered about how to choose the right lube to take sex to new levels of pleasure, I'm here to break it down for you.

Support H.R. 1843: REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

A person diagnosed with a chronic, treatable medical condition should not be ruled by a different set of criminal laws.

Help Your Sorority By Selling Condoms

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

One company trying to make it less awkward for women to carry condoms around has figured out a way to help sororities raise money. Lovability Cond...

How to Choose the Best Condoms for You and Your Partner

Melissa White | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Melissa White

Out-dated and erroneous beliefs such as "condoms are one-size-fits-all" and "all condoms are created equal" have gone unchallenged for far too long. It's time to bust those widespread condom myths once and for all.

Invite a Polar Bear Into Your Bed This NYE

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Hang in there, polar bears. This holiday season, condoms are coming to the rescue.

The One Rule

Jesse Jackman | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Jackman

My husband Dirk and I have just one rule in our relationship: "Never bring home anything you don't want to share." It works on all sorts of levels.

The World's Thinnest Condom Is One-Sixth The Width Of A Human Hair

Posted 12.07.2013 | Weird News

Showering with a raincoat has never been this awesome. Japan just broke its own record for the "world's thinnest" condom when Sagami Original annou...

Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men With Our AIDS Tragedy

Mark S. King | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980s, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS. I will not dig up Lesley's body and beat young gay men with his corpse. Lesley did not perish so that I could use him as a scare tactic. He wasn't a cautionary tale. He wasn't a martyr.

WATCH: This Guy Wants You To 'Wear A F***ing Condom!'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

When vlogger J. Merridew learned that HIV rates are on the rise among gay men, he felt compelled to address to issue using his YouTube account. "I ...

He Said, She Said: 10 Things We Wish Sex Ed Taught Us

Melissa White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melissa White

"Left to rely on what I heard, I expected to feel something akin to a sonic boom followed by that sparkly thing twilight "vampires" do."

Pleasure, Sex, and Condoms

Philip D. Harvey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Philip D. Harvey

Men (and women too) have complained for centuries that condom use interferes with the pleasure of sex, and the Gates challenge could surely generate some new condom designs. But there's no need to wait for pleasure-focused condom use.

So, You Think You're Cool Because You Hate Condoms?

Melissa White | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Melissa White

It doesn't take a genius to point out that we, collectively, are in a lot of danger. Especially when you begin counting the number of sexual partners we've each had individually... Oh, and then multiply it with the partners our partners have had.

State Condoms In Porn Bill Fails

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 11.14.2013 | Los Angeles

Within weeks after several porn performers tested positive for HIV, a bill to require adult film actors throughout California to use condoms when shoo...

The Hard Facts: Condoms Work

Lynn Barclay | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Lynn Barclay

As a nation we can't make progress toward achieving sexual health until we push past the fiery debates and find common ground in the facts.

Anti-Immigrant Condoms Spark Controversy

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A German firm has apologised for producing condoms marked with an offensive message that were used in a far-right party's...