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Safe Sex Gazette (FRIDAY, March 6, 2015)

Week 52 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up! This week’s hottest social media postings on all Enjoy…

1.  My vagina is a temperamental motherf**ker. I feel like it’s let me down so many times. And because we’re not supposed to talk about this sort of stuff, so many people are mystified about their bodies.” – Caitlin Stasey

2. Queer Vs. Gay: What exactly is the difference between the two terms?

3. Sexual assault: What it is and what to do

4. From OW! to WOW! Demystifying Painful Intercourse

5. I Was Judged for Taking the Pill

6. “Making It More Affordable to Raise a Baby Won’t Make Abortion Demand Obsolete”


Safe Sex Gazette (FRIDAY, February 27, 2015)

Week 51 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up! This week’s hottest social media postings on all Enjoy…

1. 8 ways to talk about sex with your partner

2. This excellent article offers parents concrete advice on how to “raise empowered young adults who have empathy for others and a clear understanding of healthy consent.”

3. Aids in Cuba: New epidemic strain of HIV in Cuba is twice as aggressive as average virus

4. What Teens Can Do To Stop Dating Abuse

5. Teens’ Check-Ups Need To Include More Conversations About Sex

6. Dominatrix Mommy: On Gender Identity and Individuality

 

Safe Sex Gazette (FRIDAY, February 13, 2015)

Week 50 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up (now out on Fridays)! This week’s hottest social media postings on all Enjoy…

  1. Can two-minutes and a smart phone change the way you think about sexual consent?
  1. Coming out’ can be a pretty scary thing. Listen to three guys who share their stories – and the reactions that followed.
  1. The New York Times calls it “everything you always wanted to know about sex, but didn’t have the data to ask.”
  1. Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis
  1. For many couples, sex loses it’s excitement after you’ve been together awhile. Laci Green explores the psychological and physiological reasons behind sexual boredom.
  1. A group of young Australians explore how it feels, “If Your First Time Didn’t Go Exactly To Plan…”

 

Safe Sex Gazette (FRIDAY, February 6, 2015)

Week 49 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up (now out on Fridays)! This week’s hottest social media postings on all Enjoy…

1. 21 Men And Women Say Why Sexual Consent Is Important

2. An Open Letter to My HIV. One man checks in with the virus in his body — and thanks it.

3. How Real Is the Sex You See in Pornography?

4. For many couples, sex loses it’s excitement after you’ve been together awhile.  Laci Green explores the psychological and physiological reasons behind sexual boredom and offer ideas to get that fiya back.

5. Undoing the dangerous sexual bullying and slut shaming in our schools, communities, media, and culture.

6. A YouTube Blogger Delivers Better Sex Education About Consent Than Most Schools Do

 

Safe Sex Gazette (FRIDAY, January 30, 2015)

Week 48 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up (now out on Fridays)! This week’s hottest social media postings on all Enjoy…

1. What’s the deal with anal sex?

2. It’s a popular porn genre and an FAQ in sex ed: what’s up with female ejaculation? Laci Green breaks it down!

3. Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls
4. SLUT takes direct aim at Stigma About Adolescent Sexuality

5. Don’t listen to Gwyneth’s vagina advise

6. Do gender norms are imposed in public spaces create anxiety for gender questioning and transgender peeps when needing to pee in public? Should All Bathrooms Be Gender Neutral?  Laci…?

Safe Sex Gazette (FRIDAY, January 23, 2015)

Week 47 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up (now out on Fridays)! Our first gazette for the safe and sexy 2015 new year! Enjoy…

  1. Actor Caitlin Stasey discusses reproductive rights, religion, sexuality and opened up about her own sexual identity.
  1. ‘Pray the Gay away’ – EXPOSED (video): an overview to conversion therapy (AKA reparative therapy, gay cure, and pray the gay away). Laci Green talks about the methods that therapists will use to attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
  1. 13 Reasons every woman should masturbate
  1. What it really means to have herpes
  1. Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls
  1. Mouthing Off on Oral Sex: how to inform teenagers about oral sex

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS November 27, 2014)

Week 46 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up! With some great focus from the UN leading up to World AIDS Day on the scope of our challenge to achieve an HIV Free Generation:

1.         Sex Positive: From condoms to consent in local high schools

2.         Exhibition engages youth on HIV risks & encourages women to protect themselves

3.         MTV Logo TV Support World AIDS Day

4.         United Nations initiative hopes to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

5.         AIDS fight must be speeded up to end scourge

6.         Will a ‘Fast-Track’ approach against AIDS over five years be enough to avert 21 million death, end Epidemic by 2030?

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS November 20, 2014)

Week 45 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Kids need to know when ‘yes’ means yes

2. Why LGBT communities and our allies should care about Net Neutrality

3. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Peer Education in Improving HIV Knowledge, Attitude, and Sexual Behaviours

4. Let’s Talk About Sex (Education)?

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS November 13, 2014)

Week 44 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Australian sex study shows what you can learn from your kids about sex

2. “I’m not sorry that you might have to talk to your kids about condoms today.”

3. A young Australian woman reveals what living with HIV is really like. THE number of Australians diagnosed with HIV is at a 20-year high.

4. When You Don’t Know Whether To Say ‘He’ Or ‘She,’ Here’s A Handy Guide To Help Explain It

5. Reaching out to the indigenous transgender community of Sistergirls & Brotherboys.

6. This Is Why Sex Ed in the U.S. Is a Disaster

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS November 6, 2014)

Week 43 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Chief of UNAIDS Global Outreach and Special Initiatives talks about the importance of a landmark agreement to reduce the price of HIV viral load tests. Watch video

2. Scientists find genetic mechanism they believe spontaneously cured two men of HIV

3. Thailand reaffirms its commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030

4. Elton John on the Unfinished Fight Against AIDS

5. In response to the alarming growth rate of HIV among young people, 28 individuals age 18 to 30 met to discuss how to combat issues relating to young people living with and affected by HIV. As a result, a youth manifesto was developed. Watch video

6. Gender-Based Violence is a Leading Cause of HIV in Women and We Need to Stop It

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 30, 2014)

Week 42 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Call for new technologies to protect women globally against unintended pregnancy, HIV and STIs

2. The Botswana Youth Risk Behavioural Surveillance Survey states nearly half the population of Botswana is below 19 years and that HIV prevalence among youth aged 10-19 years is 3.5%.

3. Community divided over Victorian Government’s LGBTI health achievements.

4. South Africa: Pregnant women and girls continue to die unnecessarily partly due to their fear their HIV status may be revealed

5. Youth workers explore myths in sex education classes

6. Dismantling the conception that disability is synonymous with asexuality—it just might change the way you look at the world.

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 16, 2014)

Week 41 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. A revealing new study from America about the status of the parent & teen ‘sex talk’

 

2. Key to reducing stigma & discrimination, a core value and goal in the strategy to create an HIV Free Generation – is to identify casual stigmatisation in language.  Take a look at how to use “people first language” in relation to HIV.
3. A thought provoking TEDx talk titled “Why I stopped watching porn
4. Are you blushing? How to make sex (and birth control) less awkward

 

5. Not awkward: 5 tips for talking to anyone about sex and birth control

 

6.  YEAH’s very own Kaushi Kogar demonstrates some responses to a ‘condom avoiding partner

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 9, 2014)

Week 40 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

 

1. Australian teens having sex earlier: new study
 
2. DR Google, porn and mates – these are some of the places young men get their sexual health information
 
3. 2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference to shine light on nation’s sexual habits and health
 
4. Let’s talk about sexts, urges new study on youth phone behaviour
 
5. How could computers be a powerful new ally in the fight against HIV?
 
6. How Comprehensive Sex Ed Can Address Violence Against Women
 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 2, 2014)

Week 39 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

In a super double barreled SPECIAL EDITION of Safe Sex Gazette YEAH profiles the Sex curious editorial of our beloved media partner – Meld Magazine who covers all things important to International University Students in Australia and dedicates their SEXtember edition to all things, well… SEX

1.     SEXtember: Unveiling the truth about sex in relationships

WE threw social taboos out the window and asked international students about their sex lives. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Natasha Hertanto and Joan Lim recorded their surprising answers.

2.    SEXtember: So you think you have HIV

WHAT do you do if you’re worried you may have contracted HIV? Anthea Batsakis speaks to Dr Jade Bilardi at the Central Clinical School at Monash University who provides useful advice on how you can act quickly and appropriately.

3.    SEXtember: Sexspearean literature
AS part of our ongoing SEXtember coverage, Trinity College Foundation Studies students, U-Jane Chan and Felicia Chan explore the sexual undertones of some of Shakespeare’s beloved works.

4.    SEXtember: Sex Education in schools differ across countries and cultures
FROM a lack of sex education in the school curriculum to students being bored by the topic – these were among the interesting findings Trinity College Foundation Studies students Gracia Sharlene and Yi Ling Goh discovered as they explored how sex education differ across countries and cultures.

5.     SEXtember: Let’s Talk About LGBT Rights
TIME in Melbourne has offered former international student Joyce Naomi new perspectives when it comes to the topic of LGBT rights in a more conservative country like Singapore. She shares her thoughts with readers this SEXtember.

6.    SEXtember: Using Tinder safely
IT’S the dating app that everyone seems to be on, though few want to admit they’re on. As much fun as it may be, it’s important to put your safety first. Marina Solomon offers some essential tips.
7.    It could be anyone: Campaigning to end discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS
THE issue of discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS especially in the Asia Pacific region was raised at the recent International Aids Conference held in Melbourne. The topic left Marina Solomon with plenty to think about, including how it affects students from the region studying in Australia.

8.    SEXtember: Dear parents, please talk to us about sex
THE findings of a survey conducted by Trinity College Foundation Studies students Sasha Siew and Marika Hall may encourage Asian parents to step up and make sex education part of their everyday conversations around the dinner table.

9.    SEXtember: Birds and the bees, according to children
WHAT did you understand about sex while growing up? Children, when left to their own imaginations, could get it very wrong. Joyce Naomi shares her hilarious introduction to the birds and the bees and some of the consequences which were much less of a laughing matter.

10.    SEXtember: Safe sex on film
THE lack of safe sex on screen has led Marina Solomon to investigate just why films and television shows avoid depicting safe sexual practices.

11.    SEXtember: The Pill and why some students are saying no
THIS Sextember, Manuella Silveira talks to some female international students about contraception and finds out why some students are saying no to the Pill.

12.     SEXtember: More boys say no to sex before marriage
BOYS may have more traditional and conservative attitudes towards sex than you think, according to a survey conducted by Trinity College Foundation Studies students Hagianti and Nadia Phie. They share their findings this SEXtember.

 

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 18, 2014)

Week 38 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. New report released this week confirms declining condom use is driving record breaking levels of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Australians (article)

2. National Association of People with HIV Australia reports young people with HIV increasingly feel shut out of the global response. (article)

3. HIV, Aging and LGBT people – a unique set of compounded challenges for this increasingly large community. (article)

4. The first HIV generation to reach retirement age reveal they are aging physically and cognitively faster than the rest of the population. (article)

5. A much too underappreciated barrier method – The Female Condom – has it’s third global awareness day. (article)

6. A Melbourne based ground-breaking study finds a “convincing significant association” between the ICE and soaring rates of HIV infection. (article)

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 11, 2014)

Week 37 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

  1. This is a guide to having sex for the first time, or anytime from a YEAH favourite – Dr Lindsey Doe (video)
  2. Sexual preference discrimination – this video inverses the context to help ‘straight’ people experience the prejudice more directly – (video)
  3. Can getting tested for HIV improve your sex life or at least your relationship with your partner? Read what Dr Rachel Ross has to say about it.
  4. How to approach consent talk with teenagers? Here’s some suggestions… (article)
  5. For some, it’s no sex before marriage.  For them, it’s no sex until….  These people are always left out of the sex talk, it’s time to hear from them… (video)
  6. Facebook’s new gender neutral family options…(link)

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 4, 2014)

Week 36 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

After a break to launch our new website and deliver our events at the AIDS 2104 conference, Safe Sex Gazette is BACK!

  1. Covering Youth Sexuality: How the Media Can Do Better
  1. Human rights must be central to HIV prevention efforts. A young activists report from the 20th International AIDS Conference.
  1. The Victorian Women’s Trust launched an awesome new resource website for young women Rosie, jam packed with all sorts covering Sex & Consent, Gender & Sexuality, Abuse in Relationships, Love and loads of other stuff.
  1. What’s it like growing up transgender?
’In My Shoes’ asks five transgender young people what it’s like to be them (Video)
  1. Queensland State Government backs down on implementing policy to support LGBT students instead offers guidelines for Principals ‘consideration’
  1. Female condoms new fit adds pleasure to fight disease
  1. Teenagers are telling us they don’t want porn – they want sex education

 

From our old site:

Safe Sex Gazette (THURS June 26, 2014)

Week 35 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. “HIV in Australia: we’ve come a long way but there’s more to do”, read what Marian Pitts, Emeritus Professor in Sex,
Health & Society at LaTrobe University has to say about it!

2. Anti-gay laws are taking root in nearly 80 countries, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice cast the
protection of the LGBT community from global discrimination, abuse and even death as one of the most challenging
international human rights issues.

3. Casual…Cool? Making Choices About Casual Sex

4. What’s it like hooking up when you’ve got a chronic STI like herpes or HIV? Should you have to tell your partner? HACK @ Triple J discusses it.

5. Contrary to popular belief, hepatitis C is often spread through sex between men. Some men are co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C – hear about the latest research.

6. “AIDS Killed My Mother’s Generation, But My Children Can Be AIDS-Free”, Ambassador Elisabeth Glaser’s (Pediatric AIDS Foundation) vision for an HIV free generation!

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS June 19, 2014)

Week 34 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Debunking harmful myths about bisexuality

2. Confronting the stigma around HIV- Check out this video of people living with HIV in Australia today telling their stories.

3. Size really does matter – finding your perfect fit…

4. HIV – GET THE FACTS – Thanks to HIV Foundation Queensland for this great new video!

5. “Keep calm and trust youth innovation”, YEAH agrees with YTH’s (youth+tech+health) Exec Director, Jamia Wilson. Read more about their work…

6. Want you to be an ally to LGBTQ people then find a different word to use … watch this!

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS June 12, 2014)

Week 33 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Sex and sexism classes in school show positive results

2. Adelaide mum newly diagnosed determined to change attitudes to stigma

3. Japanese poster to teach kids about LGBTI people

4. India Minister comments on rape: “sometimes it’s right, sometimes i’s wrong”.

5. Watch this : 4 young Australians speak about living with Hep C

6. Watch this: New video hopes to inspire people to chalk their own #schoolrainbow in support of #LGBT students

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS June 5, 2014)

Week 32 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Australian researchers invest in condom that feels like skin

2. 5 things begin a sex educator taught me about my own sexuality

3. Screening for testing stops at the virginity question

4. HIV’s sexual revolution: Truvada

5. Post sex affectionate behaviour powerful for sexual satisfaction

6. A two minute history lesson on LGBTI activism

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS May 22, 2014)

Week 30 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1.Why three women went into porn

2. Long term consequences of mormon sexual modesty

3. What if we told children sex was primarily about pleasure?

4. Interactive map of global gay rights

5. Portraits of a gender queer generation

6. Australia’s HIV data strengthen’s fight

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS May 8, 2014)

Week 29 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1.The sex talk young women should get, as seen on Puberty Blues

2. Bigger than us: Sexuality, Religion and Wellness

3. How to find an AIDS cure for all

4. I wanna sext you up: online over bedroom romance is the new trend

5. What consent look likes flow chart style

6. Documentary: Love and sex in the age of pornography

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS April 24, 2014)

Week 28 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Men and women equally as good in reading partners sexual satisfaction

2. Menstruation and being intersex: lessons learned

3. First two men to stand trial in Uganda as homosexuality laws come into force

4. Study reveals sexual violence is accepted as norm for young women

5. A pleasure map of sexual anatomy

6. 30 years today since the discovery of HIV: a timeline of milestones

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS April 17, 2014)

Week 27 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Lab grown vaginas transplant successfully.

2. India rules to recognise third gender

3. Transgender love song goes viral!

4. Knowing how to label your genitalia may prevent a crime

5. Education for boys that makes them realise what it means to be a man

6. Watch this! An overview of young people and sexual health laws in Asia Pacific

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS April 10, 2014)

Week 26 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. HIV self testing kits made legal in the UK

2. Roller derby girls weigh in on gender roles and identity in sport

3. High Court landmark decision to recognise non sex specific identity

4. Flavoured condoms to tackle HIV in South Africa

5. Comedians turn to gender flips to tackle sexism

6. Watch this! The myth of the gay agenda..

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS March 27, 2014)

Week 25 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. 55 famous people past and present who have HIV

2.The Dalai Lama voices his support for gay marriage

3. Disney’s steaming hot sex tips

4. Gay men and sex, who is more dangerous?

5. Is female ejaculation actually real?

6. Sex education in Australia is outdated and need overhaul to address violence against women!

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS March 20, 2014)

Week 24 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Are you familiar with the six pillars of sexual health?

2. Nepal to begin issuing citizenship for those identifying as ‘third gender’.

3. Just for fun- a totally non scientific guide to your 20’s

4. Rising discrimination challenges Thailand’s culture of tolerance

5. Women’s sexual and reproductive rights are the focus of world leaders talks in NY

6. Women want just as much sex as men

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS March 13, 2014)

Week 23 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. App encourages users to lick screen to teach ‘licking techniques’

2. Social media has the power to detect HIV outbreaks

3. This is what happens when adults are asked to label reproductive organs

4. Talking about birth control without making presumptions about sexual behaviour

5. Ten must see reasons why we should celebrate female condoms

6. An Irish ad with a beautiful message about not standing for homophobic bullying

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS March 6, 2014)

Week 22 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. One man in India has started a sanitary pad revolution

2. Discriminatory laws carry a high price, especially for development

3. Internal stigma and gay on gay shaming emerging as a HIV war

4. Girls are leading the way in peer education in Pakistan

5. Republicans enraged by college sex week and hook up culture

6. The power of Mardi Gras in the fight for equality

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Feb 27, 2014)

Week 21 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Teens who talk about condoms more likely to use a condom

2. Uganda condemns homosexuality by passing new law

3. Young gay men oblivious to importance of testing for STIs and HIV

4. 14 couples embracing their love

5. Crack pipe vending machines in attempt curb HIV rates

6. Why unprotected sex moved to ‘condomless sex’

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Feb 20, 2014)

Week 20 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Ten myths about the AIDS response

2. Youth in Swan Hill create an awesome rap about Chlamydia

3. Study finds homophobia literally kills

4. An app that teaches women how to masturbate

5. Human flaws should be the targeted to curb HIV rates

6. Japanese bra only opens if it passes the “true love test”

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Feb 13, 2014)

Week 19 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. A good mood can improve likelihood of safe sex

2. Hormones and birth control, how do they really interact?

3. Sexual and reproductive health rights a distant reality for women

4. Texas newsman Dale Hansen’s response to NFL footballer playing coming out

5. Youth should campaign for sex ed that addresses pornography

6. International HIV Alliance launches ad in time for Valentines day (warning explicit content)

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Dec 12, 2013)

Week 17 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Japan firm pioneers world’s thinnest ever condoms

2. Retro game is perfect platform for safe sex tips

3. HIV virus returns after cure hope rose

4. Tom Daley and Maria Bello: the world of sexuality is far from black and white

5. US porn industry faces shutdown after another actor tests positive for HIV

6. The year in review: taking the offensive in reproductive rights

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Dec 5, 2013)

Week 16 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up! (PS- Sorry we missed last week- it was World AIDS Day madness, up in here!)

1. Global spotlight on Australia for World AIDS Day

2. Racy condom ad seeks public’s permission to air on TV (Not suitable for work!)

3. Sexual consent ought to be easy, so why are we making it so hard?

4. Alicia Keys for Empowered: Greater than AIDS

5. Indonesia’s largest Muslim org against National Condom Week

6. World’s Largest World AIDS Day sign

7. Education will keep children safe in our sexual world

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Nov 21, 2013)

Week 15 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. A Day in the Life of an STD Detective

2. Smoking, unsafe sex and alcohol ‘pose growing threat in poorer countries’

3. What is the age of consent around the world? From Angola at 12 to Bahrain at 21

4. Community to remember transgender lives

5. New Device to Protect Against Pregnancy, Herpes, and HIV Is Possible

6. CrowdOut AIDS’ ACT 2015 goal aims to secure post-2015 development framework incorporating sexual and reproductive health and HIV response for young people

7. Scientists Using $100,000 of Bill Gates’ Money to Make Condoms Out of Cow Tendons

8. Impact of Laws on Youth’s Access to Sexual Health Services

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Nov 14, 2013)

Week 14 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. If college students can’t say what ‘consent’ is, we should teach it sooner

2. (No) Condom Culture: Why teens aren’t practising safe sex

3. Study finds 110million Americans have an STD

4. Why are some of us still embarrassed to buy condoms

5. New HIV prevention body for Queensland
6. Durex tackles HIV in global three-year campaign

7. Aung San Suu Kyi to launch AIDS2014 in Melbourne

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS Nov 7, 2013)

Week 13 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. ‘Condom card’ aims to cut teen pregnancy

2. Beating drum for sexual health (YEAH’s Darwin team, in the news!)

3. Dan Savage talks sex, masturbation and relationships on Hack (Triple J)

4. Talking to partners about STDs often awkward: survey says

5. HIV ‘invisibility cloak’ allows virus to evade immune system

6. Fighting homophobia in highschools

7. Chinese sex ed videos offering children tips on how to avoid being molested goes viral

And for those of you hungry for cheesy pop culture!

8. Liam Hemsworth talks sex education from his mum, on Jay Leno
9. ‘Masters of Sex’ is finally going beyond sex ed

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 31, 2013)

Week 12 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Vaginas, censorship and icky bikini lines: Why Petra Collins was kicked off Instagram

2. Is masturbation more shocking than sex?

3. The new wave in sex ed: Teens talking to teens about sex

4. Have your photo on Federation Square’s big screen for World AIDS Day. Share your message of commemoration or celebration.

5. Jobs available at South Aus sexual health org (SHine SA)

6. Condoms should be more accessible to teens, doctors say

7. Tony Abbott’s sister hopes ACT same-sex marriage legislation sparks change

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 24, 2013)

Week 11 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Keep up to date with all news coverage from the ASHM (Australasian Society of HIV Medicine) Conference in Darwin

2. HIV increase at 20-year high

3. Cheap over-the-counter STD test turbocharges casual sex

4. Post-2015 development framework: What’s in it for young people? Report now available

5. Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

6. Jokers give boys vulgar sex education

7. Sex crime law reform push allows Victorians to be the judges

8. Chlamydia rates rise for younger girls

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 17, 2013)

Week 10 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Huffington Post’s ‘Teen Sex: It’s complicated’ series
2. Plan to ban HIV-bathers in China attacked

3. Better birth control for men: 8 promising possibilities

4. Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in 10 days

5. Policymakers fret as condom use drops 40% in 5 years (India)

6. Call for more youth sexual health clinics

7. Belgium launches robust national HIV plan

8. Planned Parenthood wants to help teens talk to their parents about sex

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 10, 2013)

Week 9 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Pleasure, Sex and Condoms: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge

2. Lifesize Grindr app gives out HIV tainted semen

3. Sex in the schoolyard: Are teenagers having more sex than ever before?

4. History of HIV in Australia timeline

5. How mental health affects sexual health

6. Many teens admit coercing others into sex

7. Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise across Melbourne’s west

8. These college students are doing something to stop sexual assault

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS October 3, 2013)

Week 8 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1.Thousands of women say one form of permanent contraception causes pelvic pain

2. Sex re-education vital for baby boomers

3. Lizzy Caplan on the new SBS series, ‘Masters of Sex’

4. Brain scans of porn addicts: What’s wrong with this picture?

5. Sexual health jobs! Like to be a Health Promotion Officer at Women’s Health? Or a Co-ordinator of Medical Education at Shine SA? Online Support Officer at ASHM?
6. Gays can eat another pasta: Barilla chairman

7. Call for refugee sex education

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 26, 2013)

Week 7 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. This is a condom: The next generation condom

2. Politics of the pill: Why we don’t have better contraceptives

3. What does a ‘normal’ vagina look like? Labia Library aims to counter porn images

4. BBC Four acquires award-winning drama series to mark World AIDS Day

5. Why the withdrawal method has made a comeback

6. Does pornography make men more sexist?

7. First sexual health education curriculum launched in Pakistan

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 19, 2013)

Week 6 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Jennifer Aniston made Justin Theroux ditch his beloved STD memorabilia

2. Push for new law to target chlamydia

3. The best condom ads from around the world

4. Planned Parenthood USA’s Global Female Condom Day Google Hangout (watch)

5. Someone hacked Playboy’s College Party Guide and made it about consent

6. ‘Live vaccine’ for gonorrhea prevents reinfection

7. Survey examines ongoing homophobia in the Australian Army

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 12, 2013)

Week 5 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. HIV being used to treat childhood cancer

2. Pharmacy based chlamydia testing effective

3. Telegraph Wonder Women victory: David Cameron backs our campaign for better sex education

4. Unintended pregnancies are increasingly concentrated among poor women who lack birth control access

5. China’s sex education classes help women shed taboo

6. Monkey vaccine key to HIV cure

7. Australian job opportunities! Want to work in the HIV sector? Or as a women’s sexual health promotion officer?

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS September 5, 2013)

Week 4 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1.Cliteracy 101: Artist Sophia Wallace wants you to know the truth about the clitoris

2. World Sexual Health Day 2013

3. An informed choice: The Australia Network (video)

4. It’s on: New condom ads unwrapped

5. Facebook group raises rate of HIV testing

6. What is it going to take to get you into the new female condom?

7. Kentucky man Bobby Russell sues after alleged HIV misdiagnosis

8. Chlamydia linked to higher risk of stillbirth

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS August 29, 2013)

Week 3 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. AIDS responsible for more than 5% of deaths in Myanmar

2. The 15 most common condom mistakes

3. Youth Affairs Council of WA launches new sexual health website and blog

4. Radical new contraceptive on its way

5. Somaliland region aims to eradicate HIV/AIDS in 5 years

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Safe Sex Gazette (THURS August 22, 2013)

Week 2 of our weekly sex, sexuality and sexual health news wrap-up!

1. Cashed up miners bringing HIV to Queensland

2. The magazine cover deemed too vulgar and indecent to publish

3. Add the basis of comprehensive sex education into the Australian National Curriculum (petition)

4. Labor promises to keep Biala House sexual health clinic open

5. Contracting sexually transmitted infections in adolescence may increase risk of HIV infection

6. Judge backs safe-sex mandate for porn stars

7. Behind the scenes of a Rapid HIV Test (ABC Radio audio)

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Here’s what the vast interwebs provided us with this week (THURS August 15, 2013)

1. Sex education draft ‘dreadful’

2. $25 million to stem rise in HIV

3. Porn sex vs. Real sex: The differences explained with food (video)

4. New safe sex message to address HIV complacency

5. Why do women deny their sexual desires?

6. Rapid HIV test clinic open for business

7. ABC’s The Roast: Sex ed in the curriculum: Episode 87 (video)