In this week’s sexual health round up: a CDC review of available evidence found that hormonal contraception (including Depo-Provera) does not increase a woman’s risk of contracting or transmitting HIV; a new study found that cheaters were less likely to practice safer sex than those in open relationships; an online club will send you condoms for as little of $1 a month; and a man steals a vibrator for a reason.
Ok. I didn’t want to address it. First, it seemed like a stupid thing to be talking about at all, and then it just seemed stupid, and now it’s mostly sad. But I found that thoughts on the topic were accumulating, unbidden, in my head. So, pardon my being unfashionably late to this particular pity party, but here are a few musings on Anthony Weiner.
Tiger Woods does not owe me an apology. He cheated on his wife, not me. I fail to see how he has wronged me. Politicians involved in sex scandals are a different story.
Coverage of a celebrity couple’s infidelity scandal is more than just a race for ratings – it is an opportunity to educate the public about the health risks and realities every couple faces when confronted with infidelity.
In Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism, Lauren Rosewarne’s details her own personal struggles as a willing participant in an illicit relationship that resulted in another woman’s devastation, as well as her own. It is a political look at the motivations that fuel situations of betrayal and the justifications one provides oneself from the inside.