December is the month of holiday parties, shorter days, and — for many of us — visits with family. And here at Sexual + Being, we’re all about it! Check out our recommendations for sex-positive stocking stuffers, a guide on how to handle the season if you’re estranged from your family, and a fascinating conversation between two brothers about living with HIV.
Our Best Moments On Social
1. We reminded our followers that the DC Health and Wellness Center has got their backs! In case you didn’t know, there are affordable (and free!) options available to support your sexual health in the District. Explore the center’s offerings.
The devil works hard, but the DC Health & Wellness Center works harder 🔥
PLEASE RT and share with friends who may see cost as a barrier to PrEP, testing, or treatment.
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) December 5, 2019
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🎨- @inaliondream ————————————————— Hemos estado usando el término I = I últimamente para difundir un avance crítico en la prevención del #VIH, pero, ¿estás familiarizado con el término? ————————————————— ¿A qué nos referimos cuando decimos Indetectable = Intransmisible?… Bueno les explicamos ➡️ La gente viviendo con VIH en tratamiento ( o sea queremos decir que toman sus medicamentos antirretrovirales regularmente) NO PUEDE TRANSMITIR el virus sexualmente! ————————————————— ¿Como? Si lo escucharon bien. NO TRANSMITEN el virus porque su medicamento les ayuda controlar el virus a niveles bajos que nos referimos como INDETECTABLE. Esto significa que el virus está suprimido y no se detecta en pruebas de sangre. ——————————————————- Terminemos con el estigma y ayudemos a diseminar el mensaje. Ama a quien quieras sin miedo. Si necesitas recursos para obtener antirretrovirales llame al centro de Bienestar de DC (@dchealth 202-741-7692.) Pueden ayudarle obtener medicamento si no tienen seguro médico. #amor #VIH #saludsexual #prevención #HIVadvocate #indetectable #intransmisible #bienestar #bienestarsexual #seresdeDC
And Our Favorite Sex Positive Moments of December
1. Lizzo went butt-out at a Laker’s Game
Lizzo broke the internet when she showed off some dance moves during an L.A. Lakers game when her own tune, Juice, came on. But it wasn’t the dancing the caught everyone’s attention — it was the long black T-shirt with the butt cut out that framed her twerking. Lizzo, as usual, was unapologetic for her body, her sexuality — and those killer moves.
2. JVN became the first non-female cover of Cosmo in decades
Sexual + Being favorite Jonathan Van Ness (aka JVN) made history by being the first non-female cover star of Cosmopolitan magazine in 35 years, appearing front and center on the January issue of Cosmo UK in a fluffy orange dress and sneakers. In addition to being non-binary, JVN also recently came out as HIV+ and is a bold voice for spreading the U=U message.
3. Dwayne Wade spoke about his support for his gender fluid child
Former Miami Heat player (and husband of Gabrielle Union) appeared on Showtime’s All The Smoke podcast to talk about supporting his child Zion, who was assigned male at birth but prefers to wear more traditionally “female” clothing. Dade didn’t specify his child’s gender, but he did talk about his job as a parent, regardless of how his kids identify.
“All these people that’s out there saying these things, look at yourself. Understand that you’re the one that’s got the issues. You’re the one that’s got the problem,” he said. “It’s not the kids, it’s not the ones who decide, ‘Yeah, you born a certain way, you gotta be that way.’ That’s not life, man.”
We’re not crying. YOU’RE crying.