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The Science of Orgasms

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Everything you wanted to know about orgasms, but were too afraid to ask. Who knew science could be so sexy?

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Safer sex for lesbians

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It is funny how most people I come across classify lesbian relationships as safe from a sexual perspective – there is no risk of accidental pregnancy, and many assume that lesbian sex carries no risk of Sexually Transmittable Diseases (STDs), including HIV/AIDS. My parents, especially my father said “I’m glad that you’re a lesbian, because you won’t die of AIDS”. However, lesbians are still at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS and other STDs. Contrary to popular belief, lesbian woman are not as safe as they would like to think.

Do you personally practice safe sex? Do you get tested for HIV regularly? Well, let’s explore safer sex for lesbians (or women who sleep with women).

Lesbians are indeed at low risk of HIV infection. However, sex between women are not always safe, and lesbians are just as vulnerable to certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as women who have sex with men. It is therefore important that women know what the risks are, and what they can do to protect themselves.

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Can Circumcision Protect Against AIDS?

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The contraction of HIV is constant issue of consideration and debate throughout the gay community, but when protecting against the spread of it, should we consider alternative methods other than safe sex?

No, is the answer to that question, but not according to Miriam Stoppard, who wrote this awful piece of journalism for the Daily Mirror Online, infuriatingly titled ‘Why circumcising adult men is one of the most effective ways of protecting against Aids.’

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Zimbabwean senator has the answer to ending HIV - just mutilate women and prevent them from bathing.

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A Zimbabwean senator named Morgan Femai from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change has given a bizarre, misogynist speech at an African HIV/AIDS conference in which he proposes that his county's AIDS health emergency can be solved by mandating that women must be ugly and unbathed, and be subject to genital mutilation. He also gave an interview in which he stated that "Women have got more moisture in their organs as compared to men so there is need to research on how to deal with that moisture because it is conducive for bacteria breeding. There should be a way to suck out that moisture."

“What I propose it that the government should come up with a law that compels women to have their heads clean-shaven like what the Apostolic sects do,” said Femai, when speaking to a parliamentary HIV awareness workshop in the central city of Kadoma on Friday, according to Nehanda Radio.

“They should also not bath because that is what has caused all these problems,” said Femai, who added that if women dressed in shabby clothes and were uglier, then men would not drawn to have sex with them.

Femai also proposed that Zimbabwean women should be circumsized.

How to reduce HIV in Zimbabwe? Make women uglier. (via globalpost.com)

I can't believe we didn't think of this sooner. This is genius. Now, if only he could also apply his genius to solving the Goblins problem in Zimbabwe too...

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Italy funds UNIDO project aimed at helping South Africa locally produce HIV/Aids vaccine

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Italy will fund a new project by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that aims to help address the HIV/Aids challenge in South Africa.

The EUR 900,000 project, to be implemented together with the South African Government, and the Directorate General Development Cooperation of Italian Foreign Ministry will focus on coordinating the work of an International Scientific Advisory Committee.

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Surviving Breast Cancer

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In the spirit of women’s month, I’d like to share with you something very close to my heart. Below is an interview I read in City Magazine (www.comms.co.za), conducted by award winning journalist, Angelique Ruzicka.

 

The subject of the interview is my personal hero. The strongest person I know. She has gone on to achieve her dreams and ambitions despite great adversity. With each ordeal, with each blow, she emerges a stronger, happier woman. Her example, her attitude towards life's trials are a lamplight in our darkest hours. She is generous beyond her means, she is the strength of all who know her, she is an internationally successful business woman, a cancer survivor. She is my mother.

 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New cellphone technology to promote responsible sex for men who have sex with men

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New cellphone technology to promote responsible sex for men who have sex with men

Health4Men, a project of the Anova Health Institute launches a new cellphone-based HIV information service for men who have sex with men today (Friday, 20 May 2011).

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Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the lesbians

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It’s Friday. That means weekend. That means indulgence. No, I don’t mean THAT type of indulgence (though if you want to combine THAT type with this, see point 7). I’m talking about one of life’s other fine pleasures - chocolate. Now, I’m a big fan of chocolate. And I firmly believe that it is one of the best things since… well… since just about anything. It’s the food of the gods – no really, I’m not just saying that – chocolate actually comes from the plant Theobroma cacao, which in Latin means “food of the gods”. And it’s actually good for you. So to brighten up my weekend (and yours), I decided to compile a list of the top 10 reasons to eat chocolate. Note that the effects listed below are found to be the strongest in dark chocolate.

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What Does Queer Mean?

Queer is an umbrella term for sexual minorities that are not heterosexual, heteronormative, or gender-binary.In the context of Western identity politics the term also acts as a label setting queer-identifying people apart from discourse, ideologies, and lifestyles that typify mainstream LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual) communities as being oppressive or assimilationist.