The STD Project and The Good Life are sparking a conversation on male sexual health in the 21st century.
The STD Project and The Good Life on The Good Men Project want to hear your stories about taking charge of your sexual health. Here are some examples of stories you might tell for this upcoming section on The Good Life on STDs and Men’s Sexual Health:
Tell us about a conversation you’ve had with a potential sex partner about safer sex practices in which one or both of you changed your minds about what you need to do to stay safe.
Describe a typical—or not so typical—experience getting tested for a sexually transmitted infection. What led you to get tested? How did getting tested change your approach to STD prevention?
What is necessary to men’s sexual health? How did you learn about it? What do you do to maintain your own reproductive health?
Have you ever contracted an STD? Were you able to treat it? Is it a chronic condition? How do you tell people about it? What kinds of reactions have you gotten? How does it affect your self-image, and your overall and sexual health?
Have you ever had a lover with an STD, or who contracted an STD? What happened? How did it affect how you saw your lover? How did you protect yourself from contracting the illness? How did this affect your sex life?
What has changed in the world of STDs and STD prevention since you became sexually active?
How have you talked about STDs with your children?
What do sexually active people need to know about STDs prevention?
Send your completed submissions on the subject of STDs to Justin Cascio by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for this call is Tuesday, February 12. Submissions must be on the theme of men and/or masculinity, and on the subject of STDs. Essays and articles may be of any length; 500-2,000 words is typical. All submissions to The Good Life may be reprinted; submissions to this call on STDs may appear on The STD Project. If you have any questions, feel free to email Justin.
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