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What is safer sex? We bring together clinical and practical data on STDs and their prevention, including information on identification and treatment, as well as social/cultural significance and stigmas.

  • STI 101: HPV

    One of the most common STIs is HPV. It has been estimated that roughly half of sexually active people will have HPV at some point in their life. Despite how common it may be, many people may not know the facts about HPV.

  • So, what's so bad about phthalates, anyway?

    Before coming to EdenFantasys, I was left in the dark about all things related to sex toys. I didn't know anything about what materials the toys were made of, what phthalates were, or why some materials are better and safer for the body than other materials are.

  • Stirring Things Up: Safer Sex for Women Who Love Women

    Compared to heterosexual sex or sex between men, sex between women is generally a lower-risk activity. It isn’t however, a no-risk activity.

  • Equal Risk for Equal Play

    In some ways, American culture is still stuck in the 1950s. Although in theory the sexual revolution has happened and we know that women can be just as interested in sex as men, in reality the sexual double standard is alive and well and living in Paris…Texas.

  • (Willful) Ignorance Is Bliss

    When it comes to STDs, for many people, it’s much easier simply not to know.

  • Lower Education: Why STDs are Making a Comeback on College Campuses

    Ah, college. It’s where teenagers go to learn—about themselves, about the world, how to do body shots, and pick up strangers in bars. For many young people, it’s the first time they’ve been away from parental authority. They are treated and are expected to act like adults, but for many the taste of freedom is embraced as license to explore the siren songs of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.

  • A Day Trip to the STD Testing Clinic

    Free testing clinics are fantastic—but they’re not infallible, and they’re not always the most informative places in the world to get your safer sex information. The old saying, “you get what you pay for”, is, sadly enough, usually true.

  • HIV and the Porn Industry: Testing, Condoms and Trust

    On June 4, Patient Zero was tested for HIV. She worked on June 5, and her results came in positive for HIV presence in the bloodstream on June 6. At that point, all hell began to break loose.

  • Catching Cancer Off a Toilet Seat: The Truth about HPV

    There's a lot of talk going on these days about HPV, from hysteria to disinformation, to the occasionally sharp pang of truth. Sarah Sloane pulls back the blinds and takes a closer look.

  • What is Safer Sex?

    It’s a buzz-term, it’s an ever-present harbinger of doom, it’s somebody else’s problem: what is safer sex, and why is it all about YOU?

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Other projects

  • The AIDS Awareness Project

    In the interest of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, SexIs presents a series of essays that speak to the innate mistakes and inherent kindnesses of the human animal, our spirit of community, the necessity of anger—and the absolute power of hope.

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    by Rayne Millaray
  • The Green Project

    Sexis asks: How do our sex lives—and the industries that support them—affect the earth? Starting with the basics, we present an open-ended dialogue on how our sexual choices impact our relationship with the planet and its ever-dwindling resources.

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    by Dorian Darque
  • The BDSM Project

    BDSM—kink—fetish: what are they? How does one do it? And, most importantly, who’s doing it? The answer might just be staring back at you in the mirror.

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    by TheDP
  • The Naked Reader Book Club

    Join venerated erotica publisher Cleis Press, EdenFantasys and SexIs in an ongoing online book club for inquiring minds who love to read about all things sexual—from the politics of pornography to the erotically evocative boundaries of desire. News, meeting announcements, reviews, book readings and more can be found on [http://www.nakedreaderbookclub.com|The Naked Reader Book Club Blog]. [underline|[bold|Featured Books from Cleis Press]] To find out about upcoming featured titles, visit [http://www.nakedreaderbookclub.com/the-books/|The Naked Reader Book List] for a listing of books to be featured in the coming months. [bold|[http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-community/stores/the-naked-reader-book-club/|The Naked Reader Book Club Store]] Visit the official NRBC store to purchase past, present and future featured book titles. [underline|[bold|Reviews]] 2- 4 books are featured each month and reviewed by a select group of Eden Fantasys Contributors. Reviews are highlighted on the [http://www.nakedreaderbookclub.com/category/reviews/|NRBC Blog]. [bold|[http://www.nakedreaderbookclub.com/nrbc-calendar/|Book Club Meetings]] The Naked Reader Book Club meets twice a month to discuss a selected book. Visit the [http://www.nakedreaderbookclub.com/|Naked Reader Book Club Blog] for a calendar of scheduled meetings. If you are interested in more information on the Naked Reader Book Club, please email [mailto:NakedReaderBookClub@gmail.com|The Naked Reader].

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    by Cherry Trifle
  • The Man Project

    Famed humorist Will Rogers once noted: "There are three kinds of men: The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." But, just what the hell does it mean to be a man, anyway? In this series, SexIs turns the spotlight on the male of the species to explore where our culture stands regarding male sexuality, what’s lacking from the conversation—and how the questions we aren’t asking effect us all.

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    by Rachel Rabbit White
  • AIDS–the Arts and the Legacy of Activism

    Nowhere have the effects of HIV/AIDs been more strongly felt than in the arts. But even in the face of devastating loss, AIDS also inspired an enduring array of works destined to become the masterpieces of our time, and spawned a new breed of activists, whose art both offered hope and raised funding for research, outreach and education. SexIs spotlights the pioneers who polarized the movement, as well as those who carry the torch today, passing it forward, until a cure can be found.

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    by Renee Veronica Lucas
  • The Appetites Project

    Lust. Hunger. Thirst.   More than just basic human needs designed to perpetuate the species, these complex motivations can lead us to the edge of obsession or euphoria, fulfillment or torment, despair or ecstasy. Without satisfaction, these desires can consume our lives. SexIs takes a closer look at the intersection between food and sex. What makes us lust for food? What foods increase our hunger for sex? In what ways do we creatively and compulsively feed our appetites? It’s food for thought.

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    by PuddlePuppy
  • Porn Club

    EdenFantasys and SexIs have teamed up to create Porn Club, the hottest online adult video discussion club. Each month, two porn releases will be discussed in a live public conversation on the Eden forums, often with porn stars, directors, and producers in attendance! Join us for fun and lively conversations every month, as dozens of real people share their perspectives on the many genres of pornography we’ll be reviewing. These discussions are a no-holds-barred look at everything from the set up to the money shot. In addition to interviews and articles on SexIs, the Club also has a calendar of events, news, commentary and contests on the [http://www.edenpornclub.com/|Eden Porn Club Blog]

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    by TinaV
  • The Breast Cancer Awareness Project

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sexis presents a series of stories that highlight those who have fought, those who have survived and and those who continue to bring inspiration, hope and strength to everyone who faces the battle against breast cancer.

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    by Kat Shanahan
  • The Sexual Challenges Project

    Not everybody is created equal. That is, we each face unique challenges in life, some more difficult to overcome than others. From disability to dysfunction to emotional disconnection, the impediments to enjoying sex are many and varied. The Sexual Challenges Project aims to examine, discuss and educate our readers about these issues that some, if not all of us must overcome to achieve a fulfilling and satisfying sex life.

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    by Miss Nessa
  • Sexy YOU

    We asked our writers and community what is sexy to them. As you can imagine, the responses were diverse. From losing weight, to wearing sexy lingerie, to going out dancing with a partner, the possibilities are endless. So tell us. What’s sexy to you?

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    by Elizabeth Darling
  • Define This

    Defining sex-related terms in our own words.

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    by balletwhip
  • Editors' Picks

    Articles from the EdenFantasys community that you should definitely read.

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    by Rufina
  • Set the Mood

    How do you set the mood for romance? Communication? Being someone other than "Mommy" for a little while? Our contributors have some ideas.

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    by AHubbyof2SexualMinds
  • The Sex Worker Appreciation Project

    We support all types of sex workers, from sexual surrogates, to cam girls, to "ladies of the night." Here, they'll tell you their stories.

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    by karlitamakita
  • SexIs Subjective

    Every month, we'll ask a question, and we want your honest opinion in 500 words or more. These articles are purely the opinions of our contributors. While we support their right to express them, we do not necessarily agree with or stand by their opinions.

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    by No-nita
  • EdenU: The Sex Ed Project

    Educating you about sex, sexual health, sexuality, and much more at SexIs Social. Take control of your sex education. [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-forum/edenfantasys/sexis-suggestions/-sexis-september-sexis/|Find details on contributing here.]

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    by oneeyedoctopus
  • The Sexperiment Files

    Sharing our sexual experiences in the name of education. Find out how to participate by reading [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-forum/edenfantasys/sexis-suggestions/-sexissocial-project/|this thread].

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    by angel42539
  • Love Channel

    The Valentine's Day is coming and we decided to create a project with everything about love, romance and relationships.

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    by Rufina

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