Are there ONLY 7 Ways to Have Safer Sex?

RE: This article: 7 Ways to Have Safer Sex | HIVPlusMag.com

My comment:
The article is informative. Sadly however, on the heels of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (which was Feb. 7th), every picture in it is that of a White man. There’s necessarily nothing wrong with that since the author and/or publisher of the article were free to choose whatever photos they wanted for the article. However, for any print or on-line magazine to feature an article discussing safe or “safer” sex to lack the inclusion of photos of men from other ethnicities does – in my opinion, National Black HIV-AIDS Awareness Day (Feb 7, 2015)further support why there must be a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day each year. As noted in my previous article on NBHAAD, HIV/AIDS information and prevention knowledge is for everyone, regardless of ethnicity. That includes information/knowledge on how to have safe/safer sex.

Aside from the choices in photos, I can’t help but find it curious as to why the article’s author Tyler Curry, a gay man who is HIV-positive and a respected LGBT activist and columnist, failed to mention other forms of “safer sex” such as: masturbation/mutual condoms-1masturbation, frottage or “frot” (non-penetrative sex between sexual partners – male or female (aka “dry humping”) and of course, abstinence. Still, I’m posting the article link because Black men and other men of color can learn a thing or two from reading it. I – a HIV-negative person, certainly learned a few things – other than condom use, about which I already knew.

Keepin’ It…REAL!

One thought on “Are there ONLY 7 Ways to Have Safer Sex?

  1. Rob, even though we’re friends, on this subject, I couldn’t agree with you more on this subject. Thirty plus years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic in this country and we continue to act as though it is only white same gender loving men who are impacted by this disease. Especially in the light of the fact that the article’s author is HIV+ himself and an GLBT activist. He, of all people, should be aware that his work is being published near the NBHAAD date. Prevention education involves all cultures, communities and genders. It is irresponsible journalism to subtly reinforce the stereotype that HIV affects only GWM.

    Thanks for being you, my naked brother! Much love, C2C hugs and gentle tugs, man! 🙂

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