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Trial of game changing new anal condom begins in Boston

A revolutionary anal condom that simulates condom free sex is being trailed in Boston by the US National Institutes of Health in the hopes of encouraging more people to engage in safer sex.

Published
11 November 2013
From
Gay Star News
Ditty bag of condoms, home-use instructions lead to improved comfort and consistency with condom use

Practice is fundamental to learning, even when it involves using condoms correctly. The Kinsey Institute Homework Intervention Strategy gives men a "ditty bag" full of condoms and lubricants, makes sure the men understand how to apply condoms correctly, and then assigns homework. The men are expected to try out at least six condoms solo, paying particular attention to their own pleasure and which condoms they like best.

Published
06 November 2013
From
EurekAlert!
Police in Edinburgh lose war on sex saunas after five licences are renewed by council

LICENSING chiefs last night slapped down a police bid to clamp down on sex saunas. A string of saunas were given the go-ahead to continue trading despite objections from Police Scotland.

Published
24 October 2013
From
Daily Record
Police ask for condom ban in Edinburgh saunas

Police Scotland has written to the city council arguing that if it grants licences for five saunas it should be on condition that no items of a sexual nature are allowed on the premises. Sex workers' charity Scot-pep has condemned the police proposal saying it could lead to an HIV epidemic.

Published
23 October 2013
From
BBC
Female condom choices are expanding – new models have low failure rates and are acceptable to users

A randomised trial has shown that three new models of female condom are non-inferior to the established model, leading the authors to suggest that the new products

Published
09 October 2013
By
Roger Pebody
Revisiting the safety spectrum: how gay men fall into different 'risk classes' for HIV

Gay men fall into different groups that are at radically different risk for acquiring HIV, Canadian research presented at the 11th International AIDS Impact Conference last week

Published
07 October 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control

Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.

Published
20 September 2013
From
New York Times
South American survey finds rectal microbicide formulated as a douche acceptable

A qualitative study of 140 men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) in three cities in Peru and Ecuador has found

Published
18 September 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Adult content warning: Gary tells DirtyBOYZ about his Party Times

From a free gay London gay scene magazine: a methamphetamine/mephedrone sx-party user talks frankly about his highs, lows and health worries.

Published
12 September 2013
From
David Stuart
Re-imagining hope? Or perhaps acknowledging new realities...

Simon Watney, the academic, activist and commentator has publicly re-engaged with the subject of HIV transmission and gay culture in an interview in the Huffington Post.

Published
04 September 2013
From
Sharif Mowlabocus (blog)

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