Health

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.

Online Extra: FDA approves new PrEP

Online Extra: FDA approves new PrEP

The federal Food and Drug Administration October 3 approved a new daily PrEP pill that could offer a safer option for some individuals at risk for HIV, but the indication does not cover everyone who could potentially benefit from the prevention medication

Finding meaning:  The purpose-driven kink life

Finding meaning: The purpose-driven kink life

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Sep 4, 2019

in considering 'meaning' as a core need, I've reflected on all we do and are as LGBTQ kinksters. Puncture the veneer of the superficial armor of our displayed sexual proclivities; the most satisfying are founded upon a sense of meaning.

HIV may persist in brain despite treatment

HIV may persist in brain despite treatment

New study shows that HIV can remain in the fluid surrounding the brain even after a decade on antiretroviral treatment.

Shared fantasies: Justin Lehmiller on the science of sexual desire

Shared fantasies: Justin Lehmiller on the science of sexual desire

  • SEX
  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 19, 2019

In this column, I'll share some insights from Justin Lehmiller, an esteemed Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book 'Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire.'

AIDS 2020 organizers seek $2M from CA

AIDS 2020 organizers seek $2M from CA

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 29, 2019

Organizers of the International AIDS Conference set to be co-hosted by San Francisco and Oakland next summer are seeking $2 million from the state.

Study confirms no transmissions with undetectable HIV

Study confirms no transmissions with undetectable HIV

The largest treatment-as-prevention study for gay and bisexual men confirms that people on antiretroviral therapy with undetectable viral load do not transmit HIV.

Gilead PrEP donation met with skepticism

Gilead PrEP donation met with skepticism

  • HIV/AIDS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 15, 2019

Gilead Sciences announced last week it will donate millions of free bottles of Truvada for PrEP to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but many AIDS activists say it is not enough.

Advocates say CDC has PrEP patents

Advocates say CDC has PrEP patents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds patents on the use of Truvada for HIV prevention, according to advocates, who want Gilead Sciences to pay future and retroactive royalties to make PrEP more widely available.