WITH PRIDE SEASON upon us, I could comment about several ways to bring pride into your sex life (and of course you should). However, since June is a busy time with all the Pride festivities, I wanted to convey a succinct message. Since “silence still equals death,” I will be bold and direct! Here is my message, with definitions, so that we all can understand this clearly. After all, Pride is about progress right?
Is the message clear enough? Of course this message applies well beyond Pride month. We must remember that we have to show pride in ourselves and in our community every day and through each action we take with others. Sex is an act which is meant to be fully enjoyed. Have as much consensual sex as you want. Just f*ck safely. Safer sex supplies are readily available at most Pride events. If you are truly prepared, they can be available at every Pride event in your life.
DON'T LET SEX BE SCARY;
BE SMART, BE SAFE!
2/3 of all STDs occur in people 25 years of age or younger.
1/4 of new STD infections occur in teenagers.
By the age of 24, 1 in 3 sexually active people will have contracted an STD.
The highest rates of genital HPV infections are found in adults between the ages of 18 to 28.
Among men, 20- to 24-year-old men had the highest rate of gonorrhea and 4th highest rates of primary and secondary syphilis.