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#LGBTChina: Mobilizing students

Yang Shi, age 25, is a gay advocate from East China who currently lives in New York City and studies International Affairs at Columbia University. I met him at the International AIDS Conference 2016 in South Africa. Yang, who began his advocacy career as an intern in Beijing’s LGBT Center, … Continue reading

#SexInJapan: The Professor of “Beijinho”

Surveys conducted by different Japanese agencies, such as the Japanese Family Planning Association and the National Institute of Population and Social Research point out to the same sexual trends in Japanese society: the number of married couples and young people that are not having sex are at records high. This … Continue reading

#PleasureOnPrEP: Porn4PrEP

Jason Domino is a gay porn actor based in the UK, he founded the group Porn4PrEP, which advocates for sexual health and the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). I met Jason in London thanks to Daniel Arzola back in March 2017, and I interviewed him to learn about his experiences … Continue reading

#PleasureOnPrEP: Loosing fears

Name of interviewee: David Age: 44 City of residence: Brooklyn, NY When did you start taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? 2016. How have your sexual relationships and the way you experience sexual pleasure changed since you are on PrEP? I can’t say they have changed. I am a little bit more … Continue reading

Fulfill Young People’s Sexual Rights!

At the World Congress for Sexual Health 2015 in Singapore, Eli Coleman (Past President of the World Association for Sexual Health-WAS) arranged a dinner with Doortje Braeken, at the time Senior Advisor on Youth, Gender and Rights at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Esther Corona (one of the leading … Continue reading

#PleasureOnPrEP: Words & Intimacy

Name of interviewee: Alex City of residence: Queens, NY Age: 34 Profession: Comedian When did you start taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)?  3 years ago How do you think guys on PrEP experience sexual pleasure? PrEP is coming into at the same time of social media apps. Hookup culture is really … Continue reading

Sex work and the pleasure taboo

Bowie Lam, 28, is a sexual and reproductive health and rights activist based in Hong Kong. She runs the organization “Teen’s Key”, which serves young female sex workers. Some of these women do not think of themselves as sex workers; they think that what they do is “compensated dating”, as … Continue reading

Australian style harm reduction

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 16 million people who inject drugs; 3 million of them live with HIV. Given that drug use is mostly penalized, the great majority of these persons can not access quality health services.   In very few countries, there are sites … Continue reading

Who is the writer of Sexuality Observer?

My name is Antón Castellanos Usigli. I recently celebrated my 24th birthday, I’m a Psychology student at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (I’m about to begin my final semester), and I work in sexual education and sexual health advocacy. I currently belong to the Boards of the Mexican Association for … Continue reading