Topics :: safer sex

Ask the Doc: Safer Sex During the Black Party

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
On this edition of Ask the Doc, we look at some strategies to help you stay safe while you’re hitting the circuit parties.

Hula App Helps With STD Testing and Results

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
In an effort to test for and discuss results of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the new company Hula has launched an iPhone app that allows users to find testing centers, get their results online, then share that info with other users.

CDC Updates Term for ’Unprotected Sex’

By Chuck Colbert | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have agreed to stop using the term "unprotected sex" to mean "sex without condoms."

Porn: From Andy Warhol To XTube

By Michael Cox | Wednesday Jul 3, 2013
Aside from providing a haute jack-off experience (satisfying without leaving you with that disgusting, bloated feeling) this book brings up some interesting ideas of porn theory.

Are You Thinking With Your Brain or Your Bulge?

By Paul Montero | Friday May 17, 2013
The age-old cliche that claims we can only operate using with one "head" at any given time is nothing more than a silly old wives’ tale, right? Actually, it’s one that proves true a lot more often than we’d like to admit. Let’s examine the evidence.

Schweitzer Fellows Help Boost LGBT Health Via Sex Education

By Les Spindle | Thursday Apr 11, 2013
Next month, UCLA grad students Alexander Martos and Jeffery Williams will wrap up their work with the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, and take their LGBT sex ed curriculum to Cal State Northridge.

Ask the Doc: Bacteria Is the Enemy in Two New Infections

By Demetre Daskalakis | Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
Every two weeks, HIV expert Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, along with Dr. Paul Bellman & Dr. Anita Radix, answer your questions. All gay men in NYC need to get a meningitis vaccine; & yes, there’s a new antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea.

Re-Thinking Our Sexuality

By Chris Sosa | Sunday Jan 13, 2013
Despite progress on other fronts, the constructs and prejudices of heteronormativity continue to pervade our private lives and complicate our personal relationships.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Beyond HIV: Knowledge is Power

By Bran Luna LeFae | Thursday Oct 11, 2012
Although HIV is a primary health concern for men who have sex with men, there are other sexually transmitted infections that can impact your health. And if you are living with HIV, these can be life threatening.

The Best of the Gays: Sex and Romance

By Matthew S. Bajko | Tuesday Apr 17, 2012
The winners for sex and romance are crowned in Bay Area Reporter’s second annual Best of the Gays readers poll.