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Porn industry faces third shutdown this year after another actor’s positive HIV test

GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE The pornographic film industry in Los Angeles is facing its third production shutdown in a year, after another performer tested positive for HIV. The news rounds off a difficult year for the industry in LA, in which a law mandating the use of condoms on film sets…

For a couple of years there, big time lady rappers really wanted you to use condoms

This week, in anticpation of the upcoming WAM Prom on Friday, I’ll be blogging some thoughts on music and culture by the way of our mash-up theme of hip-hop and disco. Those of us who lived through the early 90s can attest that it was a time when there was…

Condom use up amongst teenagers

I'm sure you've seen this story that's been passed around about the supposed "health" editor at xoJane who uses Plan B as her primary form of contraception. (Seriously, how rarely are you getting laid that this even seems like a remotely feasible plan of action?) There was much fail in…

Souvenir condoms rolled out for UK royal wedding

While Britain has a public holiday to celebrate Prince William’s wedding, one company is taking the party one step further with souvenir condoms that urge lovers to “lie back and think of England”. Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction is producing special celebration packs that bear the slogan: “Like a royal…

The Pope: You Decide

So, the Pope said that condoms not only don’t work against HIV, but that they actually make the problem worse, because they make people think about fucking, which isn’t something we could come up with on our own, but need NGO sex and health educators to put into our heads.…

More video: Do condoms work?

One of the ongoing struggles we’re having with the religious right is over their willingness to lie about the efficacy of condoms. The lie that condoms don’t work is everywhere—promoted by the Catholic Church, embedded in the public school abstinence-only programs, being promoted under the guise of HIV prevention with…

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