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  • How to Cope When You’re Looking for Love, but Finding HIV Stigma Instead

    Members of the POZ Personals community share their experiences.

    30 November 2018 | Poz
  • Drugs and alcohol complicate sexual consent, but context can make things clearer

    Sexual consent is an important, complex and often awkward topic to talk about. And when people have been consuming alcohol or other drugs, it makes negotiating sexual consent even more complicated. Indeed, drawing the line between consensual sex and assault when a complainant is heavily intoxicated is a particularly difficult area of law.

    22 November 2018 | The Conversation
  • What 5,000 Phone Sex Calls Taught Me about Gay Men

    The number might be a little low. Over the course of my “phone fantasy” career in the 1980s, I spoke to as many as ten customers in a given day, numbering in the many thousands over the years. That’s a lot of heavy breathing.

    15 November 2018 | My Fabulous Disease
  • What I’ve learned about online dating as a woman living with HIV

    My advice to someone who is newly diagnosed and looking to date is to take your time. Get your head around living with HIV, and then step out into the world of dating.

    02 August 2018 | The i
  • This new dating research proves so many people still believe outdated HIV myths

    A shocking number of people wouldn't swipe right on an HIV positive person who was on effective treatment.

    09 July 2018 | Cosmopolitan
  • Almost half of millennial women do not get enough enjoyment from sex, Public Health England report reveals

    Around 42% of 25 to 34-year-olds suffer from a "lack of sexual enjoyment", compared with less than a third of those aged from 55 to 64.

    27 June 2018 | Evening Standard
  • Dating While HIV Positive

    POZ Personals members share their dating advice.

    19 June 2018 | Poz
  • We need to talk about how Grindr is affecting gay men’s mental health

    As a gay psychiatrist who studies gender and sexuality, I’m thrilled with the huge strides we’ve made over the past decade to bring gay relationships into the mainstream...But I’m worried by the rise of the underground digital bathhouse. Apps like Grindr, with 3 million daily active users, and others like Scruff and Jack’d, are designed to help gay men solicit sex, often anonymously, online. I am all for sexual liberation, but I can’t stop wondering if these apps also have a negative effect on gay men’s mental health.

    05 April 2018 | Vox
  • Grindr was a safe space for gay men. Its HIV status leak betrayed us.

    The reason many men feel comfortable posting their status underneath a picture of themselves is because Grindr is considered to be for gay men only. No one needs to worry about their straight coworkers, concerned mothers, prying neighbours, or busybody pastors logging on and finding out something they are comfortable revealing only to potential dates and sex partners.

    04 April 2018 | The Guardian
  • Why a fulfilling sexual life with HIV matters

    As International Women’s Day approaches, I believe now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to make a positive difference in sexual health and rights for women living with HIV. To do this, we need supportive social conditions in which women’s sexual needs and desires are not only respected but embraced. Although we pay most attention to preventing the transmission of HIV to intimate partners, women’s sexual concerns go far beyond condom use. We need to talk about the sexual changes they experience and how these individual vulnerabilities are linked to structural inequalities.

    09 March 2018 | The Conversation
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