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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.

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.

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.

Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

Peter Staley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

This is infuriating for what it leaves out. It seems to assume folks can know who is not "HIV-infected." It also fails to mention treatment as prevention, or the implications of an undetectable viral load.

Why 'Interrupted Sex' Makes for Better Sex

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Almost anybody who has been sexually active can tell you that the action hasn't always been continuously well-orchestrated, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Reimagining Hope: An Interview With Simon Watney

Mark Adnum | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay 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.

Do Condom Distribution Programs Actually Discourage Safe Sex?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

I suggest an alternative: Shift the responsibility for safe sex to the individual. Gay health organizations need to redirect their efforts from stuffing condom packets into teaching responsibility, safety and fun.

Is Unprotected Sex the New Normal?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay 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 Power to Be Strong' for National HIV Testing Day, June 27 (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I created "The Power to Be Strong" Song and Music Video Campaign to reach millions of people around the world about the importance of voluntary HIV counseling and testing and increased adherence to safer sex practices.

The Trouble With Praising HIV-Negative Gay Men

Mark S. King | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay 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.

I'm HIV-Negative

Mark Adnum | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

If HIV-negative men were more assertive about their status, they could take on a fairer share of responsibility in regard to HIV prevention. HIV-positive men have their own status to manage. It's not their responsibility to manage yours too, but it seems that they're expected to do so.

What We Really Want On Valentine’s Day: Sex Education In Schools

Eric Kutscher | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Eric Kutscher

By passing the Real Education for Health Youth Act, we would ensure that Americans know their bodies, know their health and are empowered through comprehensive sexual education programs to make healthy and responsible decisions about sexual health.

Saving Safe Sex: An Interview With Richard Berkowitz

Mark Adnum | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

The documentary Sex Positive looks at the life of Mr. Berkowitz, a writer and former sex worker and the author of Stayin' Alive: The Invention of Safe Sex. Mr. Berkowitz continues to tour and speak about HIV/AIDS, and he took time to speak with me in early January.

How To Have The Condom Talk

Joan Price | Posted 04.04.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

If a partner is offended that you won't have unprotected sex, please get your clothes back on. Being willing to go to bed with you without protection indicates that he/she did that with other partners... Do you really want to sleep with all the people this person has slept with, and all of those people's casual partners?

The 25 Best And Worst Sex Moments Of 2012

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Though there were not as many spectacular sexual implosions in 2012 (remember 2011's Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Herman Cain and Jerry Sandusky?), there were still significant political and social developments that will have implications for healthy sex for years to come.

Surviving Divorce: 7 Dos and Don'ts; an Addendum

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

In an effort to provide readers with a fuller list of tips in their post-divorce single life, Sari Cooper, relationship and sex therapist, adds some t...

Smart Girl Guide to a Sexy Summer

Shelby Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shelby Knox

When the flip-flops and sundresses come out, summer romance isn't far behind. Here are some tips to stay safe and satisfied this summer.