LA County Continues to Lie About STDs in the Adult... →
One might think that with the blockbuster dissection of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s (LADPH) pronouncements on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the adult content industry by renown epidemiologist and biostatistician Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, that one of the primary subjects of that...
80-Year-Old Woman Sees Condom For The First Time →
A woman believed to be in her eighties stunned counselors of a voluntary counseling and testing organized by WillWay Africa, an anti HIV/AIDS non-governmental organization at Ayetepa in the Dangme West district of the Greater Accra region, when she bluntly told a health officials she preferred drugs to a condom she was being offered. Her reason simply was that, since her time of womanhood to...
Nigeria: Changing Attitudes to Contraception →
Health workers say an apparent rise in contraceptive use in Nigeria stems largely from a willingness by traditional and religious leaders in some regions to use their influence in promoting reproductive health. In the predominantly Muslim north, where contraceptive use has historically been far lower than the national average, the support of traditional leaders has helped change attitudes in...
AHF Asks Calif. Supreme Court to Review Condom... →
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is taking its mandatory condom campaign to the California Supreme Court, asking for a review of a recent decision by a state appeals court panel that ruled Los Angeles County health officials can’t be forced to regulate the adult industry. The AHF filed the petition today arguing that there are several reasons the court should review the case. One of those...
Woman Finds Condom in Tomato Paste →
A Brazilian woman who ate a dish of savory meatballs with tomato sauce — only to discover a condom in the tomato paste can — will be awarded $5,000 in damage, the Globo news website reported Wednesday. The southern state of Rio Grande do Sul fined the paste manufacturer the amount for “moral damages.”
Education: RCSD Still Reviewing Condom Policy →
The Rochester school board’s policy committee met last night to review input it has received about the possibility of making condoms available to students in city schools. No decisions have been made and none are likely anytime soon, which underscores the wariness some board members have about a condom distribution policy. The final decision will be up to the school board. Condom ...
Britain Facing Condom Shortage →
Britain faces a condom shortage because of a legal dispute between the UK’s leading provider, Durex, and its main supplier in India, prompting fears of an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. The Indian firm TTK Lig halted its supply of condoms to Durex in May after a dispute over pricing and distribution rights with Dulux’s owner, Reckitt ...
New Male Vibrator Claims to Boost Erections →
In recent days gadget bloggers such as Gizmag and Techgadgets have been buzzing about a new handheld gadget for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). Viberect, just approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, promises to not only help men maintain rigidity without medications but also to deliver stronger orgasms.
Young People Key to Reversing the Global AIDS... →
A new report highlights that global commitments will be achieved only if the unique needs of young women and men are acknowledged and their human rights fulfilled, respected, and protected.
Catholic Doctrine on AIDS is Good Science, Too →
A Church of the Nativity parishioner’s book documenting the effectiveness of abstinence and fidelity in reducing AIDS – and the decades-long failure of condoms and other technical fixes in stopping the spread of the deadly disease – is gaining national attention. “Affirming Love, Avoiding AIDS: What Africa Can Teach the West” (National Catholic Bioethics Center, 2010), received first place in...
Rochester School District Continues Condom... →
Months after community health officials first raised the issue of whether city schools should distribute condoms, the school board’s policy committee considered the issue at its meeting Tuesday.
Anti-HIV/AIDS Scheme Turns Beauty Salons into... →
Women normally spend long hours in beauty salons. Most of this time spent at the salon can, however, be considered as idle time, which can be better used to transmit pertinent family health and HIV/AIDS messages aimed at building women’s knowledge, negotiating skills, advocating for correct and consistent condom usage and boosting women’s confidence in product usage, especially for...
Imagine if Your Child was HIV Positive →
All I could think was, “Please don’t be positive. Please don’t be positive. Please don’t be positive.” As we waited for the results of an HIV test given to two children, ages 3 and 5, I was terrified. I found myself praying, crossing my fingers, tapping my feet anxiously. “Please, God. Please, God. I know you haven’t heard from me in a while, but please, don’t let it happen.”
Report Explores Youth's Sexual Health in Middle... →
Youth in the Middle East and North Africa region are physically ready to initiate sexual activity but often lack the information and services needed to protect their sexual and reproductive health, a recent report concluded. The report, titled “Facts of Life: Youth Sexuality and Reproductive Health in the Middle East and North Africa,” was released by the Population Reference Bureau.
NIH-Backed Study Examined Effects of Penis Size in... →
The federal government helped fund a study that examined what effect a gay man’s penis size has on his sex life and general well-being. The study was among several backed by the National Institutes of Health that have come under scrutiny from a group claiming the agency is wasting valuable tax dollars at a time when the country is trying to control its debt.
Rapper The Game Reveals New Mixtape "Condoms and... →
West Coast rapper, The Game revealed he is going to drop a mixtape title “Condoms And Coronas”. His diss track, “Uncle Otis” will serve as the first track to the project.
Sexygenerians: Why the Taboo Against Candor,... →
If your children have reached the age that you feel it’s time to discuss with them the importance of safe sex, you might consider conducting that same chat with a few other family members — your parents and maybe even your grandparents.
Men Behaving Consciously: Morehouse College Alums... →
College chums Jason Panda, Esq., Ashanti Johnson and Elkhair Balla have a message to get out to the African American community, and it’s not a typical one that you’d expect to hear from an attorney, pharmaceutical and medical device salesman and an investment banker, respectively.
AIDS: No Hiding Place →
The long-sought goal of a cure for AIDS is inching closer. AIDS researchers, many of whom have been meeting this week in Rome under the auspices of the International AIDS Society, are rightly pleased with the progress they have made. In particular, the use of antiretroviral drugs has not only revolutionised treatment of HIV infection, but also offers the prospect of stopping the spread of the ...
JLS Oritse Williams 'Wooing Nicki Minaj with... →
Oritse Williams has admitted that he hopes to woo Nicki Minaj by sending her packets of JLS condoms with bearing his face.
Yes, No in Condom Call →
Striking students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have denied reports that one of their demands was for branded condoms. The students said, however, that they had asked for condoms “as early as last December” in their residences. The students embarked on a strike last Monday and DUT was shut down on Thursday. Since then there have been reports that one of the protesters’ demand was...
Condom Shortage After Supply Wrangle →
Britain faces a condom shortage because of a legal dispute between the UK’s leading provider, Durex, and its main supplier in India, prompting fears of an increase in sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
Coming Soon: An Improved, Noiseless Female Condom →
An improved version of the female condom and a new vaginally-inserted contraceptive are among the latest innovations in female reproductive health. Scientists have come up with these improved versions to stem the high risk of sexually transmitted infections among women.
Insurance-Paid Birth Control? Religions React →
U.S. Catholic bishops and health experts advising the federal government agree on one thing: The decision to avoid a pregnancy should not have a price tag attached. They disagree on how pregnancies should be avoided.
India Spat Causes Durex Condom Shortage →
Durex is by far the world’s top-selling condom maker. But, in the short term at least, some consumers may have trouble spotting the multicolored Durex boxes in pharmacies and supermarket shelves. This is because Durex’s supply of condoms from India has stopped since May, according to a spokesman for Reckitt Benckiser, the U.K.-based group that owns Durex. This is a pretty big deal: in a recent...
Free Condoms Plan to Prevent Sex Disease Spread →
Young people across South Tyneside are being offered a free condom in an innovative sexual health campaign. NHS South of Tyne and Wear is including a free fair trade condom in this month’s edition of entertainment magazine The Crack. The move is part of the health trust’s ‘Sex Worth Talking About’ campaign.
Providing ARVs to HIV-Negative People Will Strain... →
When Lucy Omollo found out that her husband was HIV-positive six years ago, the couple thought the best way to prevent her from becoming infected with the virus was not to have sex. But now she has some hope. Omollo and other Kenyan couples in discordant relationships – where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative – have welcomed findings of a recent study that found taking...
A Condom in Every Jail Cell →
Sensitivity training for health care workers, improved counselling for HIV-infected men and the provision of condoms and lubricants in prisons and other places where men have sex with men are among solutions being advanced to combat rising HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in major cities of South Africa.
ESPN Has a Resevoir (Tip) of Condom Regulations →
Deadspin got a hold of ESPN’s standards and practices manual and posted it late this afternoon-revealing the network’s strange and somewhat obsessive regulations regarding condoms. As far as we can tell, there are no less than six protocols involving condoms.
The Roll-Out of Male Circumcision: Reduction in... →
The ongoing roll-out of male circumcision in Orange Farm, South Africa, has succeeded in bringing the proportion of men who are circumcised from 16 to 49% in three years, delegates heard at the sixth International AIDS Society conference in Rome on Wednesday. Among men aged 15 to 49 who are circumcised, HIV prevalence is 55% lower.
Tanzania: 35, 000 Condoms to be Distributed at... →
Thirty-five thousand condoms will be distributed at the International Agriculture Show in Tanzania from August 1, according to officials. The birth and sexually transmitted disease control product will be given gratis to the public or sold at highly subsidized rate.
Peer-to-Peer Programs Yield Results →
It has been reported that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has awarded Gaston County a $5.8 million grant to be used for the purchase and distribution of condoms to prevent teenage pregnancy. At a time when Planned Parenthood is finding state funding for its program tenuous, the federal government, through the CDC, has stepped in to provide an absurd solution.
As You Desire: The Ins and Outs of Condom Use →
Now we get down to the meat and potatoes of condom use. The “why they do” and “why they don’ts” … the ups and downs, ins and outs. OK, enough of that. This is serious business. With consistent and correct use, condoms have an estimated 95% protection rate against the spread of STDs and unplanned pregnancy…
Viral Suppression Reduces HIV Risk Despite More... →
Concerns that HIV treatment may lead to increased rates of unprotected sex and a decline in condom use need to be considered in the context of the very substantial reduction in the risk of HIV transmission when viral load is fully suppressed, researchers from Cameroon reported on Monday at the Sixth International AIDS Society conference in Rome.
Valentine’s Day Condom Heists Puzzle Store Owners →
Multiple stores across the nation are just now reporting a significant increase in stolen condoms the week before Valentine’s Day. When asked for comment on the increase in theft, one store owner had this to say: “I understand the motivation, but I’m not sure the people stealing these condoms completely understand Valentine’s Day. Is it supposed to be romantic. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like...
A Collision of Culture and Nature: How Our Fear of... →
Efforts in the United States (unlike those in other developed countries) to address adolescent sex have been directed toward preventing teenage sex as opposed to understanding helping teens prevent adverse consequences of sexual activity. These efforts have been largely unsuccessful in stemming sexual activity because teenagers have a hormonal imperative to explore their sexuality.
Philadelphia Condom Campaign Targets Kids as Young... →
A new campaign by Philadelphia officials to reduce sexually transmitted diseases allows children as young as 11 to receive free condoms via mail order, outraging some parents who believe that’s too early to start getting physical. The program, offered by the city’s Department of Health, features a website that includes facts on diseases like Chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV/AIDS, as well...
Condom News Your Teen Can Use →
Most teenagers who get pregnant or get someone pregnant aren’t actively trying to start families yet. They just never thought it would happen to them - and perhaps they didn’t know how to prevent it from happening. Now that we’re in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, this is the perfect time to talk to your kids about protecting themselves and their futures. #bSAFE
New "Viagra condoms:" Do they really work? →
Plain-old condoms could soon be in for some stiff competition - in the form of new erection-enhancing prophylactics some are calling “Viagra condoms.” The condoms contain a gel designed to help men maintain a firm erection, the Wall Street Journal reported. Some men have trouble maintaining an erection while using condoms, and that can cause condoms to slip off…
Study Finds High Levels of Sex and Stress Hormones... →
Life is tough for the top baboon. Sure, you get the best food and girl baboons. But there’s also all that pressure to defend your status. Maybe, a new study suggests, being No. 2 is better — offering similar opportunities with less stress. At least among baboons. Do you think there might be any correlation between this study and humans?
Condoms are like Bestfriends
sadyangmatalino: They’re always there to protect you when it gets hard.
Google Condoms: Coming Soon? →
If you think Google is getting into too many different businesses now, just wait till you get a load of this: The company almost got into the business of getting busy.
Partners of Bacterial Vaginosis Sufferers at... →
Starpharma Holdings Limited today commented on results of a study which showed that men were three times more likely to contract HIV from their female partners if the women also had bacterial vaginosis (BV) in the three months before the men became infected.
Safe Sex Youtube Video Changes Attitudes About... →
A safe sex campaign from Leicester City and Leicestershire County Teenage Pregnancy Partnerships has challenged stereotypes and changed attitudes about condom use. The results showed that the campaign led a to a 47% increase in students who think it’s positive for girls to carry condoms.
Do Men Really Want Sex More Than Women? →
Across many different studies and measures, men have been shown to have more frequent and more intense sexual desires than women, as reflected in spontaneous thoughts about sex, frequency and variety of sexual fantasies, desired frequency of intercourse, desired number of partners, masturbation, liking for various sexual practices, willingness to forego sex, initiating versus refusing sex,...
The Bottom Line of N.Y.'s New 'I do' →
On Sunday, the first day that same-sex couples will be able to marry in New York, chances are good that a client or two of Brian D. Emery’s will be lining up to apply for a license.
Condom Campaign for Young Men in Jersey (UK) →
Young men in Jersey aged 16-21 are being encouraged to use condoms, as part of a new campaign. Called Protect and Respect, it has been developed by the Jersey Condom Distribution Scheme in response to research showing condoms as the most popular method of contraception among young people.