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Living Well With HIV

Relationships and Sex

Aaron Anderson with Claire Gasamagera and their son Calvin.
Personal Stories

I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

By Aaron Anderson

The Latest

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Features

Pup Play Helps People Keep Sense of Community Alive During COVID-19

With another wave of COVID crashing down on us and Trump supporters looting the Capitol, who wouldn’t rather be a “big dumb dog”?

By Mo Wilson
men eating bananas
Features

A Queer Dietitian’s Guide to Eating for Anal Sex

Anal sex is just as much about what happens before it as what happens during it. To that end, keeping a healthy diet can make the act go much more swimmingly.

By Bobby Box
BDSM
Viewpoints

What BDSM Can Teach Us About Consent

It’s not all whips, chains, and leather. The kink community is leading the charge on consent education.

By Gigi Engle
HPV
Reference

4 Important Things Everyone Should Know About HPV

The human papillomavirus is the most common STI, but people are still confused about how it works.

By Gigi Engle
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Reference

What’s the Best Kind of Lube for the Sex You Want to Have?

There are so many different lube and sex-play options. It’s important to know which lube is the most effective, safe, and fun for each occasion.

By Gigi Engle
condom sex toy
Viewpoints

How to Avoid STI Transmission When Sharing Sex Toys

Toys are a fun and safe way to explore sexual play with yourself, one partner, or many partners, as long as you properly care for your toys.

By Gigi Engle
hole
Viewpoints

The Myth of the Loose Butthole

Don’t let fear of a loose hole keep you from experiencing the salacious splendors of butt stuff, if you’re inclined to try. Just be kind to yourself and listen to your body.

By Bobby Box
TikTok
Features

This Health Care Provider Is Using TikTok to Teach Young Adults About Sexual Health

“I really believe that we can totally stop all new [HIV] infections in our lifetime,” says Natalie L. Wilson, Ph.D., D.N.P.

By Juan Michael Porter II
winter lockdown
Reference

OK, Here’s How We’re Going to Get Through This COVID Winter

This is real talk from HIV community folks who’ve been struggling—and finding solutions. And it includes a longtime survivors’ virtual town hall on Dec. 8, so register now!

By Tim Murphy
Gay men having sex in the shower
Interviews

A Long COVID Winter Is Coming. How Can We Still Have Sex?

A lot of us may be looking at the months ahead and asking: How am I supposed to make it through this without getting the intimacy I need? Alex Garner and José García-Madrid have some answers.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.