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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.

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Emergency Contraception: Here's What You Should Know

These three forms of emergency contraception can keep you from becoming pregnant after having unprotected sex, or if your birth control method fails.

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Tips for Talking About Sex Toys in a More Honest Way

With mutual respect, support, and honesty, a conversation about toys can help you and your friends think about ways you can each increase your sexual pleasure.

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These Women Are Helping Others Heal From Trauma and Enjoy Sex

Women who work in mental health, engineering, and design, many of whom are survivors, are creating tools to help other survivors heal.

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Personal Stories

Loving Kink Doesn't Make Me a Bad Feminist

Feminist writer Marj Ostani explores how playing with power dynamics in a consensual, affectionate, sexual relationship is empowering for her as an Asian womxn.

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Q&A

Can I Be Re-Infected With Another Strain of HIV Through Oral Sex?

Doctors have speculated on the possibility of a "superbug" or a "superinfection" since HIV was discovered in the 1980s. But are these concerns legitimate and valid in real-world situations?

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How BDSM and Leather Communities Helped These Gay Men Confront Their HIV Diagnoses

"The guys in the BDSM community were not fazed by my status at all ... it was automatic acceptance."

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Swiping Left on the Margins

Being black and dating online is difficult. When you're a black couple looking to find a third, the mechanics of finding someone get even trickier.

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How to Conquer Your Fears and Talk About Safe Sex

Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.

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9 Bad Sex Experiences That HIV-Positive People Face

If you're living with HIV and hooking up, one of these may happen to you. But, don't worry, some people have checked their pozphobia.

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Personal Stories

Talking About Sex and STIs With My Nigerian Parents

A young person confronts shame and silence to reclaim their sexuality, with or without their family's support.