January 10, 2004

What Is Safer Sex?

Safer Sex

In the age of AIDS, everyone should know about safer sex. HIV can infect anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, age, race, or economic class. While the incidence of AIDS is much higher in some populations than in others, it is not who you are that can give you AIDS, but what you do.

Aids Proofing Your Kids


aware, putting condom machines in schools, or lecturing them on

abstinence. Unfortunately and tragically, our various

governments think so. Too many public health and educational

authorities unfortunately think so. Too many writers and

celebrities unfortunately think so. WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU

HOW, in upcoming articles, you can effectively teach, without

embarrassment, and get your kids to practice and develop the

habits of safer-sex and/or abstinence.

Sex Myths
Four gay guys talk about common sexual misconceptions and how they respond. Good advice for anybody. (video clips)

How to talk with a partner about smart


But lots of people aren't doing what they know they should

because they are uncomfortable talking about their

decisions. They're too embarrassed to bring up the subject;

they fear rejection; or they just aren't sure how to say what

they want to say.

SM: Safe Magic for Gay Men

Members of the SM community are very familiar with negotiating

safety issues. And so it is no surprise that we were quick to respond

to the danger of HIV/AIDS. We were among the first to integrate safer

sex principles into our lives.

Unfortunately, the danger is not yet past.

Just Say Yes

Just Say Yes means having a positive attitude about sexuality—gay, straight, or bi. It means saying "yes" to sex you do want, and "no" to sex you don't. It means there's nothing wrong with you if you decide to have sex, and nothing wrong with you if you decide not to. You have the right to make your own choices, and to have people respect them.(Este librito est‡ disponible en Espanol)

Just Say Yes is an irreverent and unabashedly pro-safe-sex, pro-woman, pro-queer, and pro-choice comprehensive sex education pamphlet. It was originally written for Chicago High School students by the Coalition for Positive Sexuality Highly recommended, very opinionated (some people might disagree, for instance, about their negative opinion of IUDs and Norplant), but right on target.

Hot Sex, Safely (outside link)
The goal of this guide is to give people of all genders, orientations, and preferences the information they need to perform a wide variety of sexual acts safely, pleasurably, and comfortably. (from the Society for Human Sexuality at the University of Washington)

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