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Making a Checklist for a Complete Bill of Sexual Health

Being a sexually healthy person means more than just using condoms. Be sure to take stock with our complete sexual wellness checklist.

By Gigi Engle
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Processing an HIV Diagnosis Mirrors the Five Stages of Grief

Successfully navigating through these stages during one’s HIV diagnosis requires information, communication, emotional support, guidance, and direction.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Trauma Could Be Affecting Your Sex Life

Trauma can live inside our bodies, infiltrating nearly every aspect of our lives. You are not alone.

By Gigi Engle
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I Got My Ass Stoned to Ease the Discomfort of Anal Sex

CBD suppositories can help eliminate anal pain for receptive partners—without numbness, which can mask problems.

By Bobby Box
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Why Porn Can Actually Be Healthy for Relationships

Despite misinformation and fear-mongering around porn, experts actually believe it can do wonders for your sex life and your erotic imagination.

By Gigi Engle
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Why Has There Been a Rise in Erectile Dysfunction During Lockdown?

When the number-one sex tip handed out by experts during self-isolation has been, “Have more sex,” a rise in erectile issues has taken many by surprise.

By Gigi Engle
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Why Masturbation Should Be Taught in Sex Ed

Masturbation has long been classified by major health organizations as a normal part of human sexual behavior. So why aren’t we telling kids about it in health class?

By Gigi Engle
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Sex in the Time of Coronavirus

“While everyone is Zooming their heretofore in-person classes, executive meetings, staff supervision, and professional conferences, we can be Zooming or Skyping or FaceTiming our sex.”

By Jaime M. Grant
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What Happens When We Talk About Sex—in Community

Learning about our sexual and erotic desires can in fact be transformative, if not done alone.

By Jaime M. Grant
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We Need to Talk About the Downside of U=U

We should always be taking an approach to those living with HIV that centers the totality of their health, not their (detectable or undetectable) status.

By George M. Johnson