Every Friday, The CSPH shares with you stories, reports, and headlines we’ve come across during the week focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting! Without further adieu, here is the roundup for the week of April 27, 2012!
1. Reducing STI Infections among Drug Users
Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center found an association between voluntary testing and counseling for STI infections among users of cocaine and heroin with increased safer sex practices, especially while high.
2. Don’t Be Silly, Protect Your Willy
We may be a little late for National Condom Month, but it’s never a bad time to have an educated, informative discussion of condoms, and explore the reasons why individuals would choose not to use them.
3. How to Please Your Woman
Obvious, yet often overlooked, tips and tricks for pleasing vulva owners include investing time and effort into your partner’s pleasure, a firm grip on reality, and maybe even some post-sexytime cuddling.
4. Integrative Therapies for Transgender Individuals
As the needs of trans individuals are often underserved by the general medical community, this research paper examines ways to use affordable herbs and general nutrition to promote well-being in this population.
5. Arresting “Wrong” Prostitutes in Zambia
Public declarations by the Inspector-General of the Zambian Police Service that anyone caught loitering would be charged with prostitution is met with resistance, especially as there is currently no law specifically outlawing sex work.