N.Y. Advocates Support ‘No Condoms as Evidence’ Bill
Advocates are lobbying Albany lawmakers to support a bill in the New York State legislature to stop law enforcement from using the possession of condoms as evidence of prostitution.
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Gates Foundation Offers $100,000 for New Condom Ideas
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering a challenge grant for a next generation condom, one that would “significantly enhance pleasure.”
Here’s our op-ed about it.
& Here’s the story.
Pope Francis on Contraception and Combating HIV/AIDS: Could he impact Catholic AIDS work?
The new leader of the Catholic church takes a more pragmatic view on condom use, believing they can be permissible to prevent diseases. He was also reported to have kissed and washed the feet of 12 people with HIV at a hospice in 2001.
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Yes, we have condoms. But what else works to prevent HIV?
Anna Forbes and Jim Pickett delve into the sticky topic of new/alternative HIV prevention methods on POZ Opinion.
Two Condom Bills Introduced in California Assembly
One would stop police and prosecutors from using the possession of condoms to arrest prostitution suspects, the other would require condom use in all adult films.
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Sex Highly Rated Regardless of Condoms or Lubes
Sex is highly arousing and pleasurable to men and women in the United States whether or not condoms and/or lubricants are used.
Durex Sets Goal of Donating 2.5M Condoms by World AIDS Day
Condom manufacturer Durex will donate one condom for every consumer who uses Twitter or Facebook to share an HIV awareness message from November 26 to December 1.
Condoms Treated With Silver Nanoparticles Inactivate HIV and Herpes
When added to condoms, microscopic nanoparticles of silver may create a powerful safety net against HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Read more: http://www.poz.com/articles/761_23109.shtml
Free Glow in the Dark Condoms for Halloween in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County health department will distribute free glow in the dark condoms at local Halloween events.
Infographic guide to barriers used in safer sex.
Check the notes for some discussion around the use of the terms “male condom” and “female condom.” These barriers are not exclusively used by or with people who identify as male or female—just see above for the wide range of situations they are useful for!
However, if you’re looking for more information on or to purchase external or internal condoms, these are commonly used descriptions that might make your search easier.
If you ever have any questions about how you can reduce your risk, call our STD counseling line at 617.267.0159.