Category Archives: religion

  1. The Bronze Eye Is Open: A Philosophy of Anal Sex

    via Huffington Post, by Marten Weber As anyone who has ever been skillfully buggered knows, anal sex — at least for the prostate-endowed — is the best invention since sliced bread. Straight men have recently discovered “prostate massage” and “prostate stimulation.” According to a manufacturer of sex toys I interviewed for this piece, strap-ons have been their Read More >>

    anal sex, heterosexuality, homosexuality, IRMA, religion, sodomy
  2. More in Uganda: Minister Comments Carelessly on HIV/AIDS

    Via In2EA. The Health Minister Christine Ondoa’s remarks that HIV/Aids can be cured through prayer have not been received well by both health practitioners and born-again preachers who called it careless and misleading remarks. Yesterday, Ms Ondoa was quoted by the Observer newspaper to have had a firsthand experience with people she claimed were infected by the Read More >>

    Africa, cure, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, prayer, religion, TASO, Treatment, Uganda
  3. UNAIDS Director Praises Pope’s Condom Shift

    via CNN.com There could be single cases that can be justified, for instance when a prostitute uses a condom … Pope Benedict XVI’s possible shift on condom use is a “significant and positive step forward,” the head of the United Nations anti-AIDS campaign said, welcoming the potentially historic remark. “This move recognizes that responsible sexual behavior and Read More >>

    condoms, HIV/AIDS policy, Pope, religion, sex work
  4. Circumcision Gains in Popularity

    From the Financial Times, by Andrew Jack When a Muslim and a Jewish surgeon travel to KwaZulu Natal later this month to help local healthcare teams develop high-volume adult male circumcision programmes, they are expecting considerable interest. Operation Abraham, an Israel-based group, has tapped into the traditional experience of two faiths in circumcision to offer guidance in Read More >>

    circumcision, HIV transmission, religion, South Africa
  5. Tutu Fabulous – The Archbishop’s Top 5 LGBT Quotes

    via change.org In honor of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who officially resigned yesterday, here are 5 great quotes that speak to his commitment to LGBT human rights. Here is an especially great one: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people are part of so many families. They are part of the human family. They are part of God’s family. Read More >>

    Desmond Tutu, human rights, LGBT rights, religion, South Africa
  6. Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

    via The Body, by Jon O’Brien During his 2009 trip to Cameroon, a country with an HIV prevalence rate of over 5%, Pope Benedict XVI made a shocking assertion on condom use to prevent HIV. He told reporters, “You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, it increases the problem.” Read the rest.

    comprehensive sex education, condoms, contraception, culture, efficacy, Europe, HIV transmission, Pope, religion, sexual health
  7. Desmond Tutu: In Africa, a step backward on human rights

    By Desmond Tutu, via the Washington Post Friday, March 12, 2010 Hate has no place in the house of God. No one should be excluded from our love, our compassion or our concern because of race or gender, faith or ethnicity — or because of their sexual orientation. Nor should anyone be excluded from health care on Read More >>

    Africa, Desmond Tutu, homophobia, homosexuality, human rights, LGBT rights, religion
  8. How American Evangelicals are Killing Gay People in Africa

    via Change.org, by Michael A. Jones Hate never made for a good export. But that hasn’t stopped a prominent group of American evangelicals from trying to ship their anti-LGBT principles abroad. One glaring example of right-wing theology run amuck across the globe is fresh out of Uganda, where legislative efforts to attack Ugandan LGBT people reached fever Read More >>

    homophobia, LGBT rights, religion, Uganda
  9. Heterosexual Anal Sex in the Age of HIV

    People are inundated with “safe sex” messages and condom advertisements, but heterosexual penetrative penile-anal sex is rarely, if ever mentioned in these, leaving a gaping hole in people’s knowledge and awareness. by Zoe Duby University of Cape Town Research on sexual transmission of HIV consistently finds unprotected anal intercourse to be a highly predictive risk factor for Read More >>

    anal sex, behavioral research, heterosexual epidemic, heterosexuality, HIV transmission, men, religion, research, sexual behavior, sexual pleasure, South Africa, STD, STI, women, Zoe Duby