HIV Medicine Association Chair Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, recently answered several questions for RH Reality Check’s series highlighting STD Awareness Month.
You can buy sex toys at the drug store these days. Does that mean we no longer need to talk about and promote sexual health?
It is impractical to believe that college students will not be sexually active. Not using the appropriate preventive measures (i.e. a condom) can lead to both unintended and unwanted consequences, high-risk situations or not. It is obvious that changes need to be made. But where to begin?
No one is entitled to any kind of sex with anyone, or to access anyone else’s body part, just because they want it or because they have had it or accessed it in the past.
Porn actors should wear condoms as a rule; pushing personhood for fetuses in Florida doesn’t seem to be a winning idea; the number of premature infants being born in the U.S is decreasing; and a safe-sex flash mob?
In a reversal of long standing teachings, the Pope has reversed the Vatican’s prohibition of condoms for HIV prevention in “some situations.” Birth control remains banned.
Bristol Palin, the unmarried mother of a toddler, has teamed up with her promiscuous and misogynistic Dancing With The Stars co-star, “The Situation,” to promote safe sex.
2 condoms is not a good idea and I’m sick of movies saying it is..
Condoms can reduce our risks: they cannot eradicate them nor provide absolute protection, ever. They make sex safer for us and for our partners: they don’t make sex safe without possibility of error.
There’s nothing about having a menstrual period which makes it impossible or even difficult for a woman to have any kind of sex.