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A Sex Coach Tells Us Why She Recommends at Least One Orgasm a Day

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

By Gigi Engle
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What to Do When You’re SAD for No Apparent Reason

There are many ways to beat seasonal affective disorder before it beats you down.

By Candis Y. McDow and Mathew Rodriguez
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How Practicing Kink Helps Keep People with Disabilities Connected to Their Desires

Disabled activists explain how BDSM has helped them heal and grow.

By Emmett Patterson
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Practicing Self-Care During the Isolation of the Pandemic

COVID-19 is still spreading—and we’re still isolating and socially distancing. Here are some ways to take care of your mental health during the pandemic.

By Candis Y. McDow
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COVID-19, You’re Driving Me Crazy!

People with HIV were already subject to a range of medical, mental health, and psychosocial challenges before the pandemic. The pandemic itself has exacerbated many of these challenges.

By Michael Broder
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Needs To Be Treated Like the National Security Threat It Is

Until the United States takes public health seriously, consider pandemics a national security threat.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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How to Deal With the Anxiety of Going From Hospital to Home

Health worker and public health student Joel Zive, Pharm.D., writes about how listening to the people in your life and seeking mental health care can help you adjust after a hospital stay.

By Joel L. Zive
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HIV Activists: Make Sleep One of Your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Your life, and our movement, won’t succeed if we’re not getting enough rest.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
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San Francisco's Meth Task Force Could Protect Progress in HIV Reduction

San Francisco is seeing a rise in ER visits and overdose deaths due to crystal meth use, particularly among African Americans, Latinx, the homeless, and other vulnerable groups.

By Larry Buhl
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HIV: The Experience Is Your Own, But You're Not Alone in the Room

"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."

By Rick Guasco for Positively Aware