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Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

Negotiating Risk: Sex in the time of pandemics

By Race Bannon

How does one have sex without having been sheltered in place exclusively with someone? How does one have sex when the virus is potentially passed by the most casual of unmasked contacts?

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By Brian Bromberger | June 24, 2020

When Robert De Andreis' columns were published on Wednesdays, they became must-reads.

By Liz Highleyman | June 8, 2020

Gay and bisexual men taking PrEP before and after sex — known as the 2-1-1 regimen — reported good adherence and none were diagnosed with HIV, according to a new study from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco.


By Liz Highleyman | May 22, 2020

People have questions about sex and intimacy during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

By Race Bannon | May 19, 2020

"How are you dealing with all this?" is a frequent questions. 'This' of course being the pandemic and the sudden restrictions it has put on our lives. And surprisingly, many of us are doing okay.


By Liz Highleyman | May 18, 2020

Long-acting injections given once every two months can prevent HIV at least as well as daily pills for gay and bisexual men and transgender women, according to interim study results released May 18 by the National Institutes of 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.


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?

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.


By Michael Flanagan | April 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.

By Liz Highleyman | April 27, 2020

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.


By Race Bannon | April 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.

By Michael Yamashita | April 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.


By Race Bannon | April 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.

By Race Bannon | March 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.


By Advertising Department | February 25, 2020

'INSIDE PRIDE', the official magazine of San Francisco Pride is now accepting space reservations.

By Cornelius Washington | December 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.


By John Ferrannini | November 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.

By Race Bannon | November 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.


By Bob Roehr | October 16, 2019

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

By Race Bannon | October 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.


By Liz Highleyman | October 4, 2019

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

By Race Bannon | September 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.


By Liz Highleyman | July 15, 2019

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

By Race Bannon | June 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.'


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.

By Liz Highleyman | May 20, 2019

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.


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.

By Liz Highleyman | April 24, 2019

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.


By Liz Highleyman | April 10, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Dovato, a two-drug combination pill that provides a complete once-daily antiretroviral regimen for people starting HIV treatment for the first time.

By Race Bannon | April 10, 2019

Recently, a young gay man messaged me, stating, "I've tried the leather scene. It's not for me." I asked why. He said, "It's not about sex anymore. It's not even about anything erotic anymore." Was he correct?


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