Category Archives: porn

  1. Sexually Explicit Media Analyzed as a Means for Preventive Education

    via Huffington Post, by John-Manuel Andriote Public health officials recommended early in the AIDS epidemic that HIV-prevention education be targeted and explicit, using language and images familiar to those it is intended to reach. Controversy has swirled ever since over what, exactly, is meant by “explicit” prevention education and who should pay for it. Prevention educators recognized Read More >>

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  2. The Role of Sexually Explicit Media (SEM) in the Transmission and Prevention of HIV Among MSM

    via AIDS and Behavior, by B. R. Simon Rosser, Jeremy A. Grey, J. Michael Wilkerson, Alex Iantaffi, Sonya S. Brady, Derek J. Smolenski and Keith J. Horvath Abstract Although research has been conducted over the last half century to test the hypothesis that pornography, or sexually explicit media (SEM), influences behavior, information regarding usage and its effect Read More >>

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  3. The death of sex?

    Via Salon, by Tracy Clark-Flory.  In case you’ve missed these dispatches, allow me to fill you in on what you’ve been missing (aside from sex, apparently): First, the New York Observer ran an article proclaiming, “Young New Yorkers no longer care about having sex.” Meg Wolitzer, author of “The Uncoupling,” a magical realist novel about a sex-strike, followed Read More >>

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  4. Hard Core Porn’s Pervasiveness and Evolving Sexual Behaviors

    via The Atlantic, by Natasha Vargas-Cooper Excerpt: Porn’s new pervasiveness and influence on the culture at large haven’t necessarily introduced anything new into our sexual repertoire: humans, after all, have been having sex—weird, debased, and otherwise—for quite a while. But pervasive hard-core porn has allowed many people to flirt openly with practices that may have always been Read More >>

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  5. Why the Porn Industry’s HIV Problem is Our Problem, Too

    From the Huffington Post, by Kellee Terrell For the past two weeks, the media has been buzzing about the adult film performer in California who tested positive for HIV. The actor, inappropriately dubbed “Patient Zero,” has been identified as a male actor who worked in both gay and straight porn, which appears to be a rarity with Read More >>

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  6. The Uncelebrated Beauty of Men’s Sexuality – The Indypendent

    Pornography, it seems to me, presents a highly distorted image of men. While my research with thousands of men shows a different picture of “who men are sexually,” pornography imposes a rigid ideological view on male sexual feelings, expression and behavior. They are not the monolithic beings depicted in most porno images, nor do they find their Read More >>

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