Why We Must Move Beyond Condoms and into Cultures of Desire

“Messages that focus solely on condom use do not engage with the psychological and social issues that inflame people’s desires to engage in risk-taking behaviour,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

Condoms! Condoms Everywhere!

Andrew Smiler applauds the American Association of Pediatrics’ recommendations that adolescents be taught to use condoms and that condoms be made more available to them.

Black Men: Let’s Talk About STD Prevention

In honor of April being STD Awareness Month, Bill Johnson II suggests more black men get uncomfortable for a minute and talk about STD and HIV prevention.

Dear John: My Co-Worker Makes Me Feel Dirty

A germaphobe coworker, a boyfriend who used to see escorts, and a regretful past of bullying.

STDs and Men’s Sexual Health: 2/12

The STD Project and The Good Life are sparking a conversation on male sexual health in the 21st century.

Mr. Johnson, You Have AIDS

As a kid, I thought AIDS was just a joke. I know now that it’s not funny.

I F—-d a Girl and I Think I Didn’t Like It

Everyone’s tastes are different.

Why Do We Still Circumcise Boys?

Whether childhood circumcision is acceptable or not is an ethical question, not a medical one. Chuck Ross asks, why did we ever circumcise boys?

The Hourglass

The people I love are grains of sand in an hourglass. And they’re starting to slip through the narrow curve at the center.

Where You Came From

These things don’t always work, says Mother. Where do you think your sister came from?

Let’s Talk About STIs

Talking about your sexual history with a new partner is best done early and honestly.

Should The Government Test For HIV Without a Patient’s Consent?

HeatherN examines a new bill in Indiana that would allow doctors to test a person for HIV without their consent or knowledge.

How Sperm Is Changing the Modern Man

From pornography to reproductive medicine, society is repainting the portrait of modern masculinity, one sperm at a time.

Male Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Trigger warning for brief mentions of rape and abuse. I recently came across (possibly via Scarleteen) this awesome report about male adolescent sexual health within the primary care setting. According to the study, male sexual health is quite often overlooked within the clinical setting. Pediatricians are three times more likely to take sexual histories from female […]

My Planned Parenthood

At the beginning of this school year, Planned Parenthood dropped off ten thousand condoms at my school. Have you ever seen ten thousand condoms? That is a lot of fucking condoms. The entire  room was filled with cardboard boxes from the floor to the ceiling, labelled “sheer” and “flavored– cherry” and “florescent.” If you do […]

Down, Boy!

New study shows a link between erectile dysfunction treatment and high-risk sexual behavior.