Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,204
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.8k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless

Keyword: stds

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ron Jeremy opens swingers sex club in Portland

    06/22/2009 3:56:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 8,042+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 6/20/09 | Amanda Burden
    PORTLAND, Ore., -- There’s a new nightclub opening in Portland for people who like to swing. And it's not the tree-tire variety, community park child's activity or mid 1950s dance style. Club Sesso opens Friday to Portland couples who like to have sex with other couples -- or singles who enjoy having sex with other couples. And iconic porn film star Ron Jeremy has lent his name and prestige to downtown's newest destination. Club Sesso is located on SW 1st Avenue. Paul Smith, its owner, is relocating from Clackamas and expects a lot of business. Portland just doesn't have a...
  • Don't fall for the panoply of lies about homosexuality

    05/26/2009 9:48:50 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 48 replies · 1,925+ views
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | May 26, 2009 | Cheryl Post
    Does it take a published scientific paper to prove that those who practice homosexual behavior can change? For those who doubt that change can or even should be a goal, but are still open-minded enough to consider the possibility that homosexuals can indeed come out from a lifestyle of habitual self-destructive obsessive-compulsive behavior, please consider the following information. The 65 or so TV characters, who portray friendly, sympathetic, clean-cut, and sanitized homosexuals, work hard to persuade us that accepting homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle is necessary to our well-being as a civil society. However, without knowing the truth about homosexuality,...
  • The GOP Doesn't Understand Sex [Meghan McCain on Bristol Palin, abortion, abstinence]

    05/07/2009 1:19:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies · 7,063+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-05-07
    Bristol Palin's new abstinence campaign shines a light on the Republican Party's unhealthy attitude about sex and desire. BY MEGHAN MCCAIN The first time I ever heard about oral sex was during the Lewinsky scandal. Mostly, I remember being confused by President Clinton’s response—“it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is”. When it comes to sex, politicians face all sorts of double standards: who is allowed to have sex with whom, what constitutes sex, and whether it’s appropriate, to name a few. Candie’s Foundation’s announcement that they were partnering with Bristol Palin to promote an abstinence-only campaign has caused...
  • Gay Sex is Downright Dangerous and Abstinence Won't Kill You: I Should Know

    03/11/2009 6:19:54 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies · 1,298+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-10-09 | David MacDonald
    (Note: David MacDonald is a Christian singer/artist who recently revealed that prior to his conversion he had been heavily involved in the gay lifestyle. Read his testimony here: I hate to quote statistics, but Canada's largest gay paper XTRA recently reported that, "A group of six Canadian queers is taking on homophobia in Canada's healthcare system by filing a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission." Gens Hellquist, one of the complainants, is the executive director of the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition. She explained at length her concerns about the health status of homosexual men and women in Canada,...
  • AIDS

    04/07/2009 4:16:16 AM PDT · by ShraveaKumar · 7 replies · 418+ views
    Shravea Kumar
    AIDS AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is a virus that is mainly transmitted by having sex with an infected partner. HIV also is spread through contact with infected blood, which frequently occurs among injection drug users who share needles or syringes contaminated with blood from someone infected with the virus. Women with HIV can transmit the virus to their babies during pregnancy, birth, or breast-feeding. For HIV infections borne by blood, reducing the extent of sharing of needle and injecting equipment among drug users, and sterilizing equipment used in blood transfusions and medical procedures, are...
  • Circumcision reduces risk of herpes and HPV infection

    03/31/2009 9:51:01 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 25 replies · 740+ views
    Men who are circumcised are less likely to get sexually transmitted infections such as genital herpes and human papillomavirus (HPV), but not syphilis, according to a study of adult African men published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. The finding adds to the evidence that there are health benefits to circumcision. It was already known that circumcision can reduce the risk of penile cancer, a relatively rare disease. In a previous study, the same research team found that adult circumcision could reduce the risk of HIV infection. Efforts to increase the practice of male circumcision in areas...
  • STDs a growing trend among America's youth

    03/22/2009 9:19:09 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies · 645+ views ^ | 3/22/09 | Charlie Butts
    A government report reveals a strong need for more attention to abstinence education. Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America has seen the report on sexually transmitted diseases which comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It's just very appalling because the sexually transmitted diseases syphilis and Chlamydia now are continuing to rise," she notes. "And Chlamydia is at an all-time high, an historical high, with over a million new cases a year, which is an increase over last year of some seven percent." Since many of the new reports involve young people, Crouse says the figures suggest...
  • Spreading AIDS could be felony

    03/21/2009 7:14:15 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 33 replies · 1,192+ views ^ | 3-20-2009 | Anna Jo Bratton
    Some people worry that Nebraska’s gay community is unfairly targeted by a bill meant to punish those who knowingly spread a deadly disease like AIDS. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee heard public testimony Friday afternoon on a measure (LB625) that would make it illegal to intentionally or knowingly spread a deadly disease through sex. It would also be illegal to sell or donate organs, blood, semen and other bodily fluids, or share hypodermic needles with the same purpose. “I’m concerned that this will be a witch hunt against the gay community of Nebraska,” Lucas Peterson of Lincoln said after the hearing....
  • Europe’s War on Free Speech

    01/30/2009 7:32:18 AM PST · by AJKauf · 7 replies · 561+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 30 | Soeren Kern
    Muslims aren't the only ones trying to restrict free speech in Europe. In Britain, for example, the government is facing pressure from homosexual rights activists to overturn a free speech protection amendment added to a controversial “gay hate” law. The free speech protection clause, which states that criticizing homosexual practice or urging people to refrain from such conduct will not, in itself, be a crime, was added to the new offense of “incitement to homophobic hatred.” But now the government wants to remove that protection. The crime of inciting homophobic hatred includes any words or behavior which is threatening and...
  • "Stimulus" Bill Still Includes $335 Million Handout for Condoms, Sex-Ed Programs

    01/29/2009 9:27:46 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 1,079+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday January 28, 2009 "Stimulus" Bill Still Includes $335 Million Handout for Condoms, Sex-Ed Programs By Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2009 ( - Just one day after millions of dollars in contraception and abortion handouts in Obama's nearly $1 trillion economic stimulus package were made public and immediately discarded, news has come to light of another $335 million set aside for condoms and sexually explicit "STD prevention" programs. The Drudge Report headlined the discovery of another chunk of stimulus money headed primarily for promoting sexually-transmitted disease (STD) prevention programs, via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • After Hookups, E-Cards That Warn (Homosexuals), ‘Get Checked’ (for diseases)

    01/20/2009 4:59:03 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies · 1,230+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2009 | David Tuller
    SAN FRANCISCO — Steve, a health care worker in his 30s, had been told more than once that he had been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. So when it happened again, he was not upset — even though this time he learned about it through an anonymous online postcard, e-mailed by a man with whom he had had sex. “What was important was that I was being notified that there was a possibility that I may have been exposed to syphilis,” said Steve, who asked that his last name be withheld to protect his privacy. The Internet has made...
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Rates Soar: CDC (CDC: Homosexuals & Bisexuals Are Causing This

    01/13/2009 3:41:16 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies · 2,980+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/2009 | Will Dunham
    U.S. syphillis rates rose for a seventh year in 2007, driven by gay and bisexual men, while chlamydia reached record numbers and gonorrhea remained at alarming levels -- especially among blacks, health officials said on Tuesday. Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but account for about 70 percent of gonorrhea cases and almost half of chlamydia and syphillis cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
  • The Demise of Dating

    12/13/2008 4:13:29 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 166 replies · 5,423+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 13, 2008 | Charles M. Blow
    The paradigm has shifted. Dating is dated. Hooking up is here to stay. ... To help me understand this phenomenon, I called Kathleen Bogle, a professor at La Salle University in Philadelphia who has studied hooking up among college students and is the author of the 2008 book, “Hooking Up: Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus.” It turns out that everything is the opposite of what I remember. Under the old model, you dated a few times and, if you really liked the person, you might consider having sex. Under the new model, you hook up a few times and,...
  • Paris Hilton to spend New Year's Eve in Sydney (Oh, the Humanity!!!)

    11/12/2008 3:47:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 28 replies · 860+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 November 2008
    PROFESSIONAL socialite Paris Hilton has confirmed she and rocker boyfriend Benji Madden will host a New Year's eve party at a secret Sydney location. "I can't wait to be partying with the Aussies and Benji DJ-ing by my side," Hilton said from Los Angeles. The billionaire hotel heiress is paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend parties around the globe, and was last down under when advertising magnate John Singleton reportedly paid her $5 million for a six-day promotional visit almost two years ago. This year's party will be streamed live over The Bongo Virus - a platform similar...
  • American Sexpress Card: Don't jump in bed without it, founder says

    08/01/2008 8:57:33 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 165+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 1, 2008 | CAITLIN MILLAT
    American Sexpress Card: Don't jump in bed without it, founder says BY CAITLIN MILLAT DAILY NEWS WRITER Friday, August 1st 2008, 12:26 AM Monaster/NewsSTFree Certificates founder Eli Dancy is one of 15,000 cardholders. Monaster/NewsDancy displays a card. Monaster/News Call it a license to thrill.Sexually active New Yorkers looking to wise up before turning the lights down can verify their partners' sexual health status with a simple glance in their wallet. Manhattan-based company STFree Certifications provides its health-conscious customers a sexual history "license" with a phone number on the back that enables them to prove their testing backgrounds to potential...
  • Birth of a Number

    06/03/2008 1:39:05 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 18 replies · 117+ views
    National Journal ^ | May 31, 2008 | Neil Munro
    Does one of every four American teenagers really have a sexually transmitted disease? No, despite headlines given to a recent federal study. On March 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease. This eye-opening statistic landed like a dead rat on the doorsteps of America’s 37 million households and 30 million teenagers. The New York Times, among other papers, put the news on the front page. CBS news anchor Katie Couric told her viewers that “at least one in four teenage girls in America has a sexually transmitted...
  • Just Roommates (MA Libs outlaw chosing your college roommate to eliminate 'bigotry')

    04/03/2008 11:27:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 87 replies · 606+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/2/08 | Schworm
    Colleges' final frontier: mixed-gender housing Jason Carmignani hung out with his roommate, Yael Bassal, at Clark University. "We're both pretty mellow," he said. (Dominic Chavez/Globe Staff) Email|Print|Single Page| Text size – + By Peter Schworm Globe Staff / April 2, 2008 In the Woodstock era, the advent of coed dorms caused a stir, with Life magazine proclaiming the development "an intimate revolution on campus." Coed floors came along over the next two decades, giving college students immediate proximity to each other. The next step, coed suites and bathrooms, brought the sexes even closer together. Now, some colleges are crossing the...
  • STD Data Come as No Surprise, Area Teenagers Say

    03/12/2008 11:09:36 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 861+ views
    Washington Post via ^ | March 13, 2008 | Washington Post Staff Writers Laura Sessions Stepp and Katherine Shaver
    Elizabeth Alderman, adolescent specialist at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, was astounded by a federal report this week showing that two out of five teenage girls who have had sex have experienced at least one sexually transmitted infection. Lorena Granados, a junior at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, was not the least bit surprised. "A lot of girls fall in love, and it doesn't seem they care about protection," she said yesterday. "It's 'What am I going to enjoy right now?' Or they'll say, 'I know he hasn't been with anybody. . ....
  • STD study sends message to teens: You're vulnerable

    03/12/2008 1:11:39 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 640+ views
    AP ^ | 3-12-08 | Lindsey Tanner AP
    CHICAGO - Startling government research on teenage girls and sexually transmitted diseases sends a blunt message to kids who think they're immune: It's liable to happen to you or someone you know. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found at least 1 in 4 teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease. The most common one, HPV, is a virus that can cause cervical cancer, and the second most common, chlamydia, can cause infertility. Nearly half of the Black teens in the study had at least one sexually transmitted...
  • Study finds 1 in 4 US teens has a STD

    03/12/2008 12:33:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 553+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Mar. 11, 2008 | LINDSEY TANNER
    At least one in four teenage American girls has a sexually transmitted disease, suggests a first-of-its-kind federal study that startled some adolescent-health experts. Some doctors said the numbers might be a reflection of both abstinence-only sex education and teens' own sense of invulnerabilty. Because some sexually transmitted infections can cause infertility and cancer, U.S. health officials called for better screening, vaccination and prevention. Only about half of the girls in the study acknowledged having sex. Some teens define sex as only intercourse, yet other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some diseases. Among those who admitted having...
  • Study: 1 in 4 teen girls has an STD

    03/11/2008 4:05:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies · 856+ views
    AP ^ | 3-11-08 | AP
    CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. The study by CDC researcher Dr. Sara Forhan is an analysis of nationally representative data on 838 girls who participated in a 2003-04 government health survey. Teens were tested for four infections: human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer and affected 18 percent of girls studied; chlamydia, which affected 4 percent; trichomoniasis, 2.5 percent; and herpes simplex virus, 2 percent.
  • Study: At Least 1 In 4 Teen Girls Has An STD

    03/11/2008 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies · 591+ views
    CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 11 MARCH 2008 | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) ― At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group. A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls aged 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls - nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20 percent among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found....
  • 02/03/2008 9:30:43 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 66+ views
    AP ^ | 2-03-08 | Ap
    The sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer in women is poised to become one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men, according to a new study. The HPV virus now causes as many cancers of the upper throat as tobacco and alcohol, probably due both to an increase in oral sex and the decline in smoking, researchers say. The only available vaccine against HPV, made by Merck & Co. Inc., is currently given only to girls and young women. But Merck plans this year to ask government permission to offer the shot to boys. Experts say a...
  • Risky (Gay) Sex Returns Syphilis to Europe

    12/20/2007 1:33:23 PM PST · by bahblahbah · 38 replies · 180+ views
    breitbart ^ | Dec 20 2007 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON (AP) - Syphilis is back: The sexually transmitted disease long associated with 19th Century bohemian life is making an alarming resurgence in Europe. "Syphilis used to be a very rare disease," said Dr. Marita van de Laar, an expert in sexually transmitted diseases at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. "I'm not sure we can say that anymore." Most cases of syphilis are in men, and experts point to more risky sex among gay men as the chief cause for the resurgence. But more cases are being seen among heterosexuals, both men and women, too. Syphilis was...
  • Caption Hil and Bill stumping with Magic Johnson

    12/18/2007 9:12:57 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 27 replies · 52+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/18/07 | staff
  • Record 1 Million Cases of Chlamydia Reported in the U.S. Last Year

    11/13/2007 10:34:57 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 64 replies · 237+ views
    More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year — the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday. "A new U.S. record," said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More bad news: Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a "superbug" version resistant to common antibiotics, federal officials said Tuesday. Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of congenital syphilis — which can deform or kill babies — rose for...
  • Local brothel targets students at Pace High School(New York City)

    11/03/2007 7:24:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 926+ views
    The Pace Press ^ | October 24, 2007 | Tim Maxwell and Lauren Larsen
    According to the NYPD, teenage boys at Pace High School were recently targeted as customers at a nearby brothel, located on 39 Eldridge St. Building owners Benjie Zheng and Ming Liuchang allegedly passed out game cards to male students as they left the High School building. The playing cards had explicit pictures of naked women with a contact number and the word "good" printed across it. The ping-pong hall served as a storefront while the undercover operation was held behind closed doors. "I think that the standards of the way people live are going down," freshman Steven Collins said. "This...
  • Hillary Clinton: Dental Surgery Evokes Romance in Bill

    10/23/2007 8:11:46 PM PDT · by Dallas · 55 replies · 170+ views
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton says husband Bill often brings her romantic gifts: a giant wooden giraffe from an African trip, for example, and a Chanel watch that reminded him of teeth. "Oh he's so romantic," the former first lady said in an interview for the November issue of Essence magazine. "He's always bringing me back things from his trips."
  • Anti-abstinence sex-ed policy fails to prevent STD explosion in California

    10/19/2007 1:52:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 205+ views
    CNA ^ | October 19, 2007
    Sacramento, Oct 19, 2007 / 11:01 am (CNA).- According to a study published last month in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion, there were 1.1 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Californians in 2005, the California Catholic reports.  The figure is ten times higher than previously believed.  If the study is accurate, diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV, and HIV now infect almost one out of four Californians in the 15-24 age group.The authors believe that their figures are underestimated because of incomplete screening of sexually active young people and failures in follow-up testing. The...
  • Doug Giles: The Teenage Casualties of Casual Sex

    09/22/2007 11:06:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 816+ views
    Townhall ^ | 9/22/07 | Doug Giles
    Chances are historically high, young person, that if you screw around sexually nowadays well…you could very well be…screwed. As in, for life, with the “gift” that keeps on giving—namely, a Sexually Transmitted Disease. FYI young dudes and dudettes: no matter what they tell you on the various TV commercials, these diverse and multitudinous sex plagues aren’t just a “little inconvenient” like a runny nose, halitosis or dandruff. They are devastating. The entrance of an STD into your B-O-D could equal one or more of the following: perpetual physical pain, public humiliation, chronic depression, infertility, increased chance of birth defects in...
  • Boulder students want apology from O'Reilly

    06/01/2007 7:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies · 3,242+ views
    daily Camera ^ | June 1, 2007 | Emily Tienken
    Students at Boulder High School want an apology from national television host Bill O'Reilly, who's incensed over an April panel at the school that critics say encouraged young people to experiment with drugs and sex. Several of O'Reilly's shows have featured sound clips from the Conference on World Affairs panel "STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs,"... Dan Caplis, a Denver radio show host who has spoken on O'Reilly's show about the issue, said he thinks the clips were in "perfectly fair context." "I think that Bill has been on target with this, and they should be glad that he's willing to...
  • Gay men seek 'female cancer' jab

    02/24/2007 6:27:23 PM PST · by Ellesu · 29 replies · 692+ views ^ | 02/23/07 | Michelle Roberts
    Homosexual men are requesting a controversial "sex disease" vaccine designed to prevent a female cancer. Gardasil protects against the most common of sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. But HPV also causes genital warts and anal and penile cancer, and men argue the jab would guard against these. Many private clinics are offering it to men. One in London says it has immunised dozens in the last six weeks. Controversy Gardasil has been causing controversy since it was launched in the UK late last year, mainly because it is designed to be given to children...
  • Perry orders anti-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

    02/02/2007 1:28:44 PM PST · by YCTHouston · 785 replies · 15,008+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2007 | LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry ordered today that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state to require the shots. The girls will have to get Merck & Co.'s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. Merck is bankrolling efforts to pass laws in state legislatures across the country mandating it Gardasil vaccine for girls as young as 11 or 12. It doubled its lobbying budget in Texas and has funneled money through Women in Government,...
  • College Women at Risk for Psychiatric Illness at Politically Correct Campuses

    12/14/2006 4:21:03 PM PST · by wagglebee · 415 replies · 4,847+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/14/06 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, The solution to the extreme psychic distress suffered by so many college women, is not the commonly prescribed anti-depressants Zoloft or Paxil, but sexual continence and religious faith, says a college psychiatrist in her recently published anonymous memoir. In  “Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student,” “Dr. Anonymous” wrote that the endemic problems mystifying educators and health professionals, are caused by the politically correct approval of rampant sexual promiscuity that characterizes college life. The book was released this week by Sentinel, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Young women in college...
  • CA: Bill mandating HPV vaccine for schoolgirls draws fire

    12/14/2006 2:22:51 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 47 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | December 13, 2006 | Lora Hines And Michelle Dearmond
    Video: Cervical cancer vaccine State legislators are taking sides on a measure that would require girls to get vaccinated against a common sexually transmitted disease before they would be allowed to enter school. Legislators do not return to Sacramento until next month, yet Assembly Bill 16, introduced by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, has already raised moral questions among representatives and others about girls and sexual activity. If approved, the measure would require girls in sixth grade and above to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine before being admitted to school in California. "It's a very effective way of stopping a...
  • Many men who pay for sex have partners - UK study

    10/01/2006 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies · 919+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 1, 2006 | Anon
    Nearly 50 percent of men in Scotland who pay for sex at home or abroad have a partner and the percentage could be greater, researchers said on Monday. One in 10 men questioned in a survey in Glasgow admitted that they had paid for sex recently and 27 percent said they repeatedly visited prostitutes. "Approximately half of all men paying for sex were in a concurrent relationship," said Dr Tamsin Groom, of the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow, in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The men visited prostitutes abroad or at home but rarely did both. Most used condoms but unprotected...
  • California Lawmakers to Allow Condoms in Prisons

    08/25/2006 12:55:53 PM PDT · by Harrius Magnus · 44 replies · 1,352+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/25/2006 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday to permit condom distribution in the state's prisons, where the HIV infection rate is eight times higher than on the streets of Los Angeles.
  • Worst-Case Scenario (College students and sex)

    08/24/2006 5:07:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 35 replies · 1,568+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/23/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - This is the time of year when students head off to school. From kindergarten through college, anxious parents wave goodbye to their children as they relinquish the ever-watchful parent control and trust the fate of their children to outside forces.The newspaper reporter called me. She was writing a story to help parents of college students ... to give them help and reassurance. How could parents guide young men and women in dealing with the sexual pressures of the college campus?We spoke about the precautions, the sex talks, the fears, and the boundaries. We considered the coed dorms,...
  • (Vanity) Political LImerick 08-05-2006

    08/05/2006 7:23:39 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 344+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-05-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. I just can't believe what I hear-- Paris Hilton--no sex for a year?? So whom should we thank That this misguided skank gives us fewer STDs to fear?
  • Curing a Disease That 'Wasn't' (Human Papilloma Virus)

    07/25/2006 4:25:54 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 1,429+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/19/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - A bright, bold sweater hangs from the thrift store rack. Beautiful on the hanger, a telltale loose strand of yarn hangs from the hem just under the last bottom bright gold button. At $5.00, the bargain tempts the unwary. But for those who take time to look, inspecting the spot where the yarn dangles, a trail of empty loops signals a sweater coming undone. One stitch at a time, six inches of hem have disappeared. Scissors have snipped the evidence. But a slow tug pulls another inch of knitted loops off the hem. Like sweaters, stories can unravel....
  • Vaccination and the single girl[FemiNazi Barf Alert]

    06/29/2006 8:17:37 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 25 replies · 895+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/29/06 | Jessica Valenti
    Cervical cancer kills 200,000 women worldwide every year. So one would think that a promising new vaccine that prevents HPV infection (the leading cause of cervical cancer) would be accepted with open arms and a sigh of relief. But religious conservative groups in the US, who have their claws in the vaccine approval process, are less than excited. Why? Because being vaccinated against a potentially deadly disease could make girls slutty. Seriously. The national advisory committee on immunisation practices at the CDC is due to vote on whether to make the vaccine part of the standard shots alolescent girls receive....
  • How AIDS changed sex in America. Or did it? Virus opened door to sex education ...

    06/25/2006 12:55:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,252+ views
    PMS NBC ^ | 06.04.06 | Brian Alexander
    At first, AIDS appeared to be a disease of gay men. But by the time the virus responsible, HIV, had been identified a few years later, fear that sex, whether gay or straight, would kill millions of Americans shadowed every discussion of the topic. America’s sex life seemed poised for a dramatic change. But 25 years later, AIDS' true impact on the American sexual landscape has been muted, and, experts say, the changes that did occur were not always the ones we expected. Perception of what the sexual atmosphere was like before AIDS often relies on a convenient metaphor, like,...
  • STDs Running Rampant In Retirement Community

    05/27/2006 3:19:45 PM PDT · by Jameison · 16 replies · 1,465+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 5/27/2006 | Local 6
    Doctors said sexually transmitted diseases among senior citizens are running rampant at a popular Central Florida retirement community, according to a Local 6 News report. A gynecologist at The Villages community near Orlando, Fla., said she treats more cases of herpes and the human papilloma virus in the retirement community than she did in the city of Miami. "Yeah, they are very shocked (to hear the diagnosis)," gynecologist Dr. Colleen McQuade said. "I had a patient in her 80s." "More and more senior citizens are ending up in the gynecologist office, and their diagnosis is a sexually transmitted disease," Local...
  • Sex theme park to open in London

    05/24/2006 6:21:17 PM PDT · by Paddlefish · 37 replies · 1,261+ views
    BBC ^ | 5/24/06
    A £7m sex theme park, which has no rides, is to open in London's West End later this year. Visitors to Amora - The Academy of Sex and Relationships at the Trocadero in Piccadilly, will pass through seven zones including Pleasure and Orgasm. The 10,500sq-ft exhibit is designed to "separate fact from myth and educate everyone into being better lovers". You have to be aged 18 and over to get in and tickets will cost £15 for the attraction which opens on 7 September. Organisers expect to attract more than 600,000 visitors within the first year. The theme park will...
  • Lies the Feminisms Told You

    05/18/2006 7:59:36 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 924+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 18, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    The feminist revolution did more than make equality for women a reality; it helped create and spread misinformation on subjects affecting women’s decision-making. The new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Feminism, aims to correct many of these lies and provide women with the facts they need to know to make decisions that will ensure their happiness, according to author Carrie L. Lukas. Lukas is the Vice President of Policy at the Independent Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. as well as a senior fellow at the Goldwater Institute and a contributing writer to National Review Online. But...
  • Rising Syphilis Rate Linked to Gay Men

    05/10/2006 12:14:13 PM PDT · by DBeers · 62 replies · 1,526+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2006 | Jia-Rui Chong
    Syphilis rates in blacks, women and babies declined significantly between 1999 and 2004 but continued to rise overall, driven by a dramatic jump in infections among gay and bisexual men, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. About 64% of all the new syphilis cases in 2004 were in men who had engaged in homosexual activity, according to the CDC. That group made up 5% of the syphilis cases in 1999. "Increases in gay and bisexual men are overshadowing the decreases," Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Tuberculosis Prevention,...
  • Illinois Lawmakers Urge Review of State's Pro-Condom Pregnancy Prevention Classes

    04/17/2006 5:11:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 206+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 4/17/06 | Mary Rettig
    (AgapePress) - An Illinois congressman says the Government Accounting Office (GAO) needs to evaluate the appropriateness of some pregnancy prevention classes being offered to young people. Representative Don Manzullo, along with 20 other members of Congress, sent a letter to the GAO about some of these taxpayer-funded pregnancy prevention classes. He says he did this because taxpayers have a right to know about the obscenities that are being taught to their children. The letter says the programs bill themselves as "abstinence plus" while less than five percent of them have any mention of abstinence at all. Also, Manzullo notes, some...
  • CWA Warns that “Girls Gone Wild” Leads to “Girls with Regrets”

    03/11/2006 1:46:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 91 replies · 4,462+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 3/9/06 | Concerned Women for America
    Washington, D.C. — Concerned Women for America (CWA) pleads with young women across the country to take caution and safety measures as they enter the spring break season. The American Medical Association released a study which says that 83 percent of college women admit that spring break involves increased consumption of alcohol, and 74 percent said the break is a time to indulge in sexual activity. “The danger of spring break is that students have an attitude that ‘anything goes’,” said Dr. Janice Crouse, CWA’s Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute. “The idea that this vacation has no...

    03/10/2006 7:07:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 472+ views
    MichNews ^ | 3/9/06 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    "’I'm always a little bit irritated when I hear the criticism of abstinence, because abstinence is absolutely 100 percent effective in eradicating a sexually transmitted disease,’" Mrs. Laura Bush said. "’In a country or a part of the world where one in three people have a sexually transmitted deadly disease, you have to talk about abstinence, you really have to,’ she said. ‘In many countries where girls feel obligated to comply with the wishes of men, girls need to know that abstinence is a choice.’" Mrs. Bush was in Africa for Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s inauguration as the first elected female president...
  • 'Sex Worker' Art Shows Not Appropriate for Colleges, Says Activist

    03/08/2006 3:57:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 785+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 3/8/06 | Ed Thomas and Jody Brown
    (AgapePress) - A pro-family leader in Pennsylvania is condemning two art shows celebrating "sex workers" being held this month at college locations in her state. The shows, she explains, literally feature art related to professions glorifying sex.The first show was held on March 1 at Swarthmore College. On its website, the art show promised to celebrate, among other things, prostitution. The second show takes place today (March 8) at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, says she was appalled at the notion of such a show."The sex workers art show includes...