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The Big Blog Post About Lube

The Big Blog Post About Lube

Lube. It's time to start using it.

Most people don't use lube, even for anal. I was shocked to learn that. So today, we're going to talk about the three combinations of lube and when and how to use them.

Research says that lube not only reduces tearing and sexually transmitted infections, but also increases pleasure for both parties (or more if that's your thing).

So start using lube! Water, Silicone, or Oil, we don't care.

Water-based Lube

This is the most common type of lube.

If you've picked up free samples at the bar...


Tuesday Reads 12/3

Tuesday Reads 12/3

A Tale of Two Americas

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.

Depending on where you live, HIV could be nearly defeated, or it could be raging through your community. As each year passes, the separation grows wider and wider.

This week's news was a perfect encapsulation of our divided country and the state of HIV in America


World AIDS Day

Every December 1st, we remember the lives lost to HIV/AIDS and recognize the work done to help infected persons to live long, healthy lives.

Sex...


The Miseducation of Boerum Hill

The Miseducation of Boerum Hill

Spreading the Word

Apicha Community Health Center provides services for Asian and Pacific Islander persons, the LGBTQ community, and affected by HIV/AIDS. Last week, they tried to run an instagram ad promoting the use of PrEP.

Their ad was denied for being too political.

VICE has a great write up

Sharing is Caring

When we can't count on a retweet getting important messages out, how do we share with our communities?

Have you noticed the deluge of ads on Instagram and Facebook about a class-action lawsuit on behalf of PrEP users? It suggests the drug is...


Tuesday Reads 11/26

Tuesday Reads 11/26

Happy Thanksgiving!

We'll start by saying that we're thankful for you.
Thankful that you're interested in reading what we have to say, thankful that many of you are proactively taking care of yourselves and your community, and thankful that you trust us to help.

We've put together a narrative to the past week's news. We start at eating healthy and end up at the rise in LGBTQ hate crimes. Along the way, we highlight HIV prevention and deeply-ingrained ignorance.

Enjoy!

Great healthcare includes sexual healthcare

Amida Care Hosts Thanksgiving Meal and Cooking Demonstration

Amida Care...


Tuesday Reads 11/19

Tuesday Reads 11/19

Happy Tuesday!

No, actually, we gathered some good news for you!

We've got news about treatment and prevention, recognition of current and past queer people, and highlights about queer education and entertainment.

Got any suggestions of what we should be reading? E-mail us!


Home HIV tests detect more infections

The AP was the first to report new findings that patient self-collection leads to more diagnoses and treatment. This fits well within our vision of the future of sexual healthcare, so it's great to read!