Finding meaning:  The purpose-driven kink life

Finding meaning: The purpose-driven kink life

By Race Bannon

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.

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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?

By Matthew S. Bajko | April 8, 2019

A bill to make it easier for people to access PrEP via their local pharmacy survived its first committee vote April 8 after California lawmakers amended it to restrict the supply of the HIV prevention medication to one month.

By Cornelius Washington | April 3, 2019

Our Bestie winner in Sex celebrate businesses that help you embrace your desires. We want you to embrace, engage with and utilize them while you still can.

By Liz Highleyman | March 27, 2019

An Australian man said he acquired HIV while taking on-demand PrEP before and after sex, which could represent the latest in a handful of cases of failure of the prevention pill.

By Liz Highleyman | March 27, 2019

Around 80 percent of new HIV infections are attributable to people who either do not know their status or are not receiving treatment to suppress viral load, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Liz Highleyman | March 20, 2019

PrEP was a major topic at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this month in Seattle. Researchers showed that a new version of tenofovir works as well as the Truvada pill and offered insights about how gay and bisexual men are using

By David-Elijah Nahmod | March 15, 2019

Blow Buddies, a private gay sex club that's operated in South of Market since 1988, could be in danger of closure. The owner is trying to sell the building, which is located at 933 Harrison Street.

By Liz Highleyman | March 15, 2019

Project Inform, one of the nation's longest-running HIV education and advocacy organizations, has terminated its staff and is likely to cease operations, the Bay Area Reporter has learned.

By Liz Highleyman | March 6, 2019

Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fleshed out a proposed national HIV plan at the opening session of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this week in Seattle.

By Liz Highleyman | March 6, 2019

A London man with long-term undetectable HIV despite stopping antiretroviral treatment a year and a half ago could potentially be the second case of an HIV cure, according to a report at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 27, 2019

As health officials continue to urge more people at risk of becoming HIV-positive to take PrEP, the once-a-day pill that widely protects against being infected with the virus if taken as prescribed, San Francisco leaders are embracing a new dosing regimen

By Race Bannon | January 31, 2019

Leather communities have had a longstanding practice of passing down leathers, gear and treasured objects to others as a way of letting a valued possession experience new life with a new caretaker.

By Race Bannon | December 19, 2018

Tumblr announced that their platform would no longer allow adult content. Close on the heels of that announcement, Facebook appears to be following through on much tighter restrictions on sexual content. What does that mean for kink communities?

By Liz Highleyman | November 28, 2018

The number of people taking PrEP rose by nearly 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, but disparities remain, according to updated figures released this week by AIDSVu.

By Alex Madison | October 31, 2018

San Francisco will receive a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help close gaps and mitigate barriers in HIV prevention and care services, particularly among homeless people.

By Liz Highleyman | October 24, 2018

PrEP is highly effective as an HIV prevention tool, but barriers to wider access are limiting its full potential, according to recent studies.

By Liz Highleyman | October 17, 2018

A San Francisco man is the sixth known case of PrEP failure despite consistent use of Truvada, researchers from the Department of Public Health and UCSF reported at the IDWeek conference held in San Francisco earlier this month.

By Juanita MORE! | October 3, 2018

When I first moved to San Francisco, one of my roommates sold a little coke and meth to help him make some extra cash while working his way through college. By that time, I had already made it through school as a devoted pot smoker.

By Matthew S. Bajko | September 26, 2018

San Francisco health officials over the years have turned to cartoon characters in order to relay important health messages to men who have sex with men in attention grabbing ways.

By Liz Highleyman | September 26, 2018

Only 4 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual men in the United States are using PrEP, according to a recently published study, showing that more must be done to reach everyone who could benefit from it.

By Alex Madison | September 19, 2018

The most common attributes people want to see in the next San Francisco health director are prioritizing collaboration, support for nonprofits, and mitigating health disparities among minority communities.

By Liz Highleyman | September 12, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new HIV treatment medications containing doravirine, a next-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

By Liz Highleyman | September 5, 2018

The latest San Francisco HIV epidemiology report shows that while the number of new infections continues to decline, African-Americans and homeless people have persistently higher infection rates and poorer outcomes.

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