Health

'Crip Camp' - How a disability summer camp changed the world

'Crip Camp' - How a disability summer camp changed the world

  • HEALTH
  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 12, 2020

'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' co-directed by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht, has been released on Netflix and should be on your must-view quarantine list.

Living in the grey: Democratizing sex amid a crisis

Living in the grey: Democratizing sex amid a crisis

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • May 4, 2020

What constitutes being a kinkster? In what way is being a leather person different from being kinky? With the ever-growing categories of emerging sex subcultures, how do we clearly demarcate someone's sexual identity? Is that even important?

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • FITNESS
  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

The Forgotten Pandemic - Echoes of AIDS History in COVID-19

The Forgotten Pandemic - Echoes of AIDS History in COVID-19

  • HEALTH
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Apr 28, 2020

Flurries of articles contrasting COVID-19 with HIV have been published in the past few months. None of them initially drew my attention, as the pandemics seem quite different from one another.

Forum looks at COVID-19 and people with HIV

Forum looks at COVID-19 and people with HIV

People living with HIV in San Francisco are not contracting the new coronavirus or developing severe COVID-19 more than HIV-negative people, speakers said at an April 23 virtual town hall.

Playing with gender: Erotic expressions that break binaries

Playing with gender: Erotic expressions that break binaries

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 21, 2020

Bending and manipulating gender is not historically in my sexual wheelhouse. So, I put out a call to some friends and acquaintances asking if anyone would be willing to share their experiences playing with gender expression as part of their erotic lives.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • FITNESS
  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Going solosexual: Keeping an erotic spark alive

Going solosexual: Keeping an erotic spark alive

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Apr 7, 2020

How to handle sexual urges in social distancing? Let technology give you a helping hand, as it were. But even solo-sex online needs precaution.

Sex in the era of COVID-19

Sex in the era of COVID-19

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 25, 2020

Well, life has sure changed in the past two weeks. COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has affected all of us dramatically, certainly for the short term.

Nice packages:  Sexy holiday gifts for a loved one, or yourself

Nice packages: Sexy holiday gifts for a loved one, or yourself

  • SEX
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Dec 11, 2019

If you're like many people who want to improve their sex and love quotients in the upcoming year, here are few selections for some sexy gifts, whether hung by a chimney or wrapped up with care.

'Jarring' study shows HIV-negative young adults eschew condoms, PrEP

'Jarring' study shows HIV-negative young adults eschew condoms, PrEP

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 25, 2019

In what one researcher said was "jarring," 54% of HIV-negative young adults didn't report using condoms or PrEP — two critical tools in preventing the spread of the virus that causes AIDS — according to the results of a survey released Monday.

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

'Drummer' redux: famed leather magazine gets a reboot

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Nov 6, 2019

Any man who traveled within the gay leather world of the late 1970s to '90s likely read or knew of Drummer magazine. The last issue of Drummer was published in 1999, until now. Drummer is back. In early October a new iteration of the magazine debuted.

Online Extra: Woman who apparently beat HIV goes public

Online Extra: Woman who apparently beat HIV goes public

Leading HIV researchers have come to believe that at least one person has found a way to naturally rid their body of the virus.

Kink Etiquette: Collars, conversation and correct cordiality in kink

Kink Etiquette: Collars, conversation and correct cordiality in kink

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Oct 9, 2019

Being polite and having good manners will get you a long way in life. The same goes for kink. All manner of sexual outlaw creature might be great erotic fantasy, but even the most full-throttle players need to abide by standards of basic human decency.