Category Archives: heterosexuality

  1. Just Call Me Dylan

    by Mike PetersIRMA Intern  Recently on the highly-active IRMA listserv we discussed the issue of “gay shame” and the increased depression, substance abuse, and suicidal tendencies that go along with that notion.  The original posting had to do with a sense of internalized homophobia within the gay community.  While members of our listserv debated the accuracy of Read More >>

    gay men, heterosexuality, homophobia, sexual identity
  2. Challenges for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States

    via PLoS Medicine, by Gordon Mansergh, Beryl A. Koblin, Patrick S. Sullivan Summary Points: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with anti-retroviral (ARV) medications is partially efficacious for preventing HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) and heterosexuals. As PrEP becomes available and prescribed for use among MSM a better understanding of willingness to use PrEP and Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARV, condoms, heterosexuality, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, MSM, pre-exposure prophylaxis, PrEP
  3. 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
  4. Interim Guidance for Clinicians Considering the Use of Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Heterosexually Active Adults

    via Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report In the United States, an estimated 48,100 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections occurred in 2009 (1). Of these, 27% were in heterosexual men and women who did not inject drugs, and 64% were in men who have sex with men (MSM), including 3% in MSM who inject drugs. In January Read More >>

    antiretroviral therapy, ARVs, CDC, FDA, Gilead, heterosexuality, HIV, hiv prevention, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS, iPrEx, MSM, PrEP, risk, Tenofovir, Truvada
  5. Married ‘Heterosexual’ Kenyan Men Who Have Sex With Other Men Form Support Group

    via Identity Kenya A new group of otherwise heterosexual men who engage in sexual activity with other men has been formed to create awareness on HIV and also fight blackmail that most of their members have fallen prey to. The group, Married Men Initiative (MMI), so far, boasts of fifty to sixty married men who meet regularly Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, condoms, heterosexuality, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Kenya, lubricant, MSM, safer sex, sexual behavior, sexual identity, STI
  6. So You Want to be a Sex Writer? Tristan Taormino on Activism, Anal, and Quitting Law School

    via SF Weekly, by Vanessa L. Pinto Excerpt: “I sent them a proposal for a book I called The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. This was a book I wanted to have on my shelf. I’m someone who started having anal sex in college. I really loved it, and I knew I couldn’t possibly be Read More >>

    anal intercourse, anal sex, Bisexual, gay men, heterosexuality, women
  7. In Africa, Anal Sex Goes Hetero

    by IRMA advocate Bisi Alimi (pictured in purple, with IRMA advocate Kadiri Audu at the recent Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.) While I was in secondary school, I was always told that anal sex is something between two men. Many anti-gay activists have used this sexual practice as a Read More >>

    Africa, anal health, anal intercourse, anal sex, heterosexuality, homosexuality, IRMA, IRMA Nigeria, lubricant, MSM
  8. Anal sex increasingly popular among heterosexuals

     via NY Mag, by Em and Lo Every couple of years, another once-scandalous sex taboo starts making its way toward the commonplace. A decade ago, blow jobs were what people whispered about; then three-ways became the naughty bedroom act. Now, it’s anal sex—but according to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Survey of Family Growth, it’s rapidly Read More >>

    anal sex, heterosexuality, sexual behavior
  9. A comparison of condom use errors and problems for heterosexual anal and vaginal intercourse

    via International Journal of STD and AIDS Abstract Condom use errors and problems were compared for anal and vaginal intercourse among a convenience sample of heterosexual men aged 18–66 years (n = 757). Men completed an online questionnaire for the last male condom use event for penile–anal (10.4%) or penile–vaginal (89.6%) intercourse. The prevalence of condom use Read More >>

    anal sex, condoms, heterosexuality, lubricant
  10. Heterosexual Anal Sex Experiences Among Puerto Rican and Black Young Adults

    Heterosexual Anal Sex Experiences Among Puerto Rican and Black Young Adults Health providers should address it openly and, when appropriate, as a positive sexual and emotional experience. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health Vol. 42; No. 4: doi:10.1363    (12..10):: Marion Carter; Dare Henry-Moss; Linda Hock-Long; Anna Bergdall; Karen Andes Summary via U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Read More >>

    anal sex, condoms, heterosexuality, sexual behavior, women