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Despite widespread HIV awareness campaigns and knowledge about condoms, 50 percent of gay men do not use them, and the HIV rate among gay men is on the rise because of it. Mark S. King, an award winning author and leading advocate for AIDS awareness in the gay community, who is also gay and HIV positive, recently gave a perfect summary of the motivation behind unprotected sex: “We keep talking about barebacking as if it’s some kind of psychosis, when really all it is is men behaving naturally.”

Bill Gates is asking people not only why they don’t use a condom but how to improve the condom so that its usage is not only sexy but feels good. Come on science. I know you can do it. The Atlantic

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4 Comments

  1. Patricia Eimer
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 07:19:33

    Come on science. Surely we can come up with something sexy.

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  2. Marianne McA
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 08:51:58

    Which made me remember Dylan Moran’s ‘children are like drunken midgets’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttRIz-0HWps

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  3. Charming Euphemism
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:10:17

    Bill Gates is asking people not only why they don’t use a condom but how to improve the condom so that its usage is not only sexy but feels good.

    That is awesome. :-) And it isn’t just gay men who need to use condoms.

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  4. azteclady
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:49:36

    Not about condoms, but Slut Shaming driving SDT rates up. I think there’s something to the idea–young women may avoid seeking help, getting/carrying contraceptives in order not to be considered promiscuous/sluts.

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