Let’s just find a way to discuss STDs without putting all the blame on slutty harlot sluts. More
2012 was a really mixed year for women’s rights, with some major triumphs (birth control coverage! advances in HPV vaccinations! more women are learning about and using IUDs!)… along with some deeply terrifying setbacks (pretty much every time a conservative opened his mouth on the subject of rape, we saw stars).
Sadly, here’s one more for the bad pile. More
Living with HIV is a frightening prospect, but millions of people do so every day. For some, the stigma accompanying their status is even more terrifying: people can be cruel, demeaning and afraid of those with HIV, treating them as though they are less than human or that they are to blame for the condition. Photographer Edo Zollo seeks to change these misconceptions through his series, “Stand Tall, Get Snapped.” More
This is the best news the world has ever heard, ever. More
By Wednesday, stickers were appearing on water coolers: “Where are all the sex workers?”
Where indeed? The conference was just not the same without their visible presence. More
Yesterday, editor in chief Jennifer Wright published a Real Talk in which we asked men and women whether or not they were ever concerned about contracting HIV/AIDS. We were pretty surprised by what we learned. More
We’re pretty pleased that we’ve reached a point in our lives where we’ve stopped seeing AIDs a cool counterculture symbol, and more of a “really, really bad thing.” That may be the definition of maturity! But that doesn’t stop it from being a disease that affects 33.3 million people worldwide (and 1.2 million in the United States). With World AIDs Day 2011 coming up tomorrow (December 1st) we’re curious about how many of you still worry about HIV/AIDs. You can tell us in our poll, and check out the responses below.
We all know that we’re supposed to “use a fucking condom, use a condom fucking”*. But are we? More
Lemondrop readers are divided on whether kissing a girl counts as cheating. No word on whether they think you’re just doing it for attention. – Lemondrop
Even though yesterday was World AIDS Day, statistics show that less than 45 percent of Americans have had an HIV test. – AOL Health
Science thinks you’re a slut. Here’s why. – Livescience
It’s important for kids to know that their parents have a happy, functional sexual relationship something something I just barfed. – YourTango
It took 12 hours to film the Breaking Dawn (that’s the next Twilight movie, for those of you who pretend not to know) sex scene. Cue a tabloid headline about Robsten’s sex marathon in five… four… – Celebuzz More
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The only thing I remember about my sex education course in high school (also known just as “health” to avoid course naming controversy in public school) was that I was partnered up with a guy friend to make a poster about crabs and it was torturously embarrassing. I also remember that I signed up to take it as a summer course so I wouldn’t have to sit through listening to my gym teacher during the slow-moving school year lecture about how if you have sex “you will get chlamydia and you will die.” What we actually learned, I don’t really remember. I’m pretty sure Hollywood and the news have educated me more about safe sex than those six weeks during the summer I was 15. More
No, really. That seems to be what this commercial is saying. So stop hugging bears in the middle of the street already, you sluts! [Via Copyranter]
Last week, we reported on Vogue.com’s use of a woman with a real tummy’s image to illustrate a story on ovarian cancer. That’s a bit of an oversight, right? Or just a bad call. But it might not be quite … More
Over the weekend, I was catching up on one of my favorite gossip blogs, Crazy Days and Nights, which is purportedly written by an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. The following blind item, which was posted on Friday, caught my … More
And in particular the Gap as it introduces it’s new line Gap PRODUCT (RED)™— which will help eliminate the Aids in Africa. And guess where my husband is at this very moment… Chicago and this time I didn’t get to … More