The conventional male condom leaves a lot to be desired: Latex allergies, lost erections and the many men who outright refuse to use them. Sometimes they break, and their design has been unchanged for nearly a century.
Public health experts, scientists and manufacturers are focused on building better condoms, both male and female—and even one specifically for anal sex. But most of the new condoms in the pipeline probably won’t become available in the United States for several years, if ever. What gives?
Do you know the history of condoms?
Condoms can’t protect you from a Hulk smash. But they can protect you from pregnancy and STDs! Reblog and raise awareness!
Let the games begin! Go team USA!
Fact: A little over 1 in 4 new HIV infections in the US are among women.
Fact: 83% of those cases are a result of heterosexual transmission.
Fact: Nearly 12% of new infections among women are a consequence of intimate partner violence, or IPV.
Why? Because studies show recent IPV makes a woman afraid to ask her partner to use condoms, and therefore hinders her capacity to protect herself from HIV. Stop Abuse. Start Protecting. Stop AIDS.
Computerized Counseling Ups Adherence, Lowers Risky Sex
The CARE+ program counsels participants about treatment adherence, HIV disclosure, safer sex, condom use, substance abuse and how adherence affects viral load. & Studies prove it can be a good addition to your normal HIV treatment regimen.
Although porn performers in California Dreamin’ used condoms, the studio used Photoshop techniques to edit them out. Let us know if you can tell the difference.
Third HIV Shutdown of Adult Film Industry in 2013
Perhaps LA County will pay better attention to Measure B, the new, poorly regulated law which requires condom use in adult films.
Unprotected Sex on the Rise Among Gay Men
Between 2005 and 2011, the rate of men who have sex with men (MSM) who reported having unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in the past year increased by 20 percent. Yup. That’s even though more than 1/3 of those MSMs said that they had not been tested for HIV in the last year.