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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.

  • Letter from the Editor - World AIDS Day 2012

    I never know what to say when it comes to World AIDS Day. You'd think a topic so broad as HIV/AIDS awareness would give a writer idea-overload, but it always leaves me speechless. So I default to "Use protection. Get yourself tested. Tell someone."

  • Define This: Cocktail

    Regarding AIDS and HIV: World aids day is December 1st

  • Why AIDS is Still a Big Deal

    I've heard a lot of people say, "AIDS just isn't a big deal anymore." Thinking on this, and the approximate 34 million people who are living with it worldwide (and that's just the people who KNOW they have it), I want to know why anyone would say it's not a big deal anymore. It is to the people who have it, and it will be a big deal for those who don't know when they find out. And it would be a big deal for those who don't have the money or insurance to cover the expensive costs of AZT.

  • How AIDS Affected My Life

    As a child to a parent with AIDS, I had a lot of challenges not normally faced in childhood. I learned to make the most of each day.

  • The End of an Era: Saying Goodbye to a Safe Haven of the AIDS Crisis Era, The Starlite

    The Starlite Lounge, founded in 1959, was Brooklyn’s oldest gay bar and the first black owned gay bar in the city. It was more than a gay bar; it was more than a neighborhood safe haven; it was both and so much more to those who gathered on World AIDS Day to remember the times they shared.

  • A Message for World AIDS Day from Edenfantasys

    In honor of World AIDS Day 2011, the staff of Edenfantasys got together to share our personal messages of hope, remembrance and encouragement.

  • Letter From The Editor — World AIDS Day 2011

    As World AIDS Day 2011 approaches, on December 1st, I've been thinking about what I have to say that I have not said before on the topic. My thoughts inevitably turn to my daughter who, each year, as I write about WAD, has just had a birthday, bringing how her life has changed in the last year to the forefront of my thoughts. At her age (now 14) things change quickly.

  • Stitch and Bitch: Not Your Granny’s Sewing Circle

  • A Message for World AIDS Day from Edenfantasys

    In honor of World AIDS Day 2010, the staff of Edenfantasys got together to share our personal messages of hope, remembrance and encouragement.

  • In the Blood: AIDS and the Arts, Part 2

    Yesterday, we explored expressions of artistic imagery touched firsthand or via inspiration by HIV/AIDS. Today, a poet and songstress felled by this deadly killer, whose voices have become anthem to a landscape of both hope and loss.

  • In the Blood: AIDS and the Arts, Part 1

    In honor of World AIDS Day, Sexis offers a retrospective of fine artists and performers whose lives and works were informed by the disease. While some viewed HIV/AIDS through the lens of loving observation, and others have passed on, their creative efforts serve to inspire us all.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: No Dominion

    When a novice swimmer dives head-first into the deep end of gay culture and emerges illuminated, her path to sexual emancipation via safer means becomes stunningly clear.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: Live Through This

    The July 2, 2009 ruling of Naz Foundation v. Government of NCT Delhi decriminalized homosexuality in India, and the world declared this a groundbreaking victory for the Indian gay rights movement. While India going gay made for sensational news, the issue that caught the world’s attention wasn’t actually the primary focus of the ruling. The issue at its heart of was HIV/AIDS.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: One by One

    In candid interviews, Guy and Debra from the AIDS Service Center NYC make true ASC’s promise of ‘helping many one by one’.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: Boogeyman Logic—A Requiem for Matthew

    Seeing the future doesn't mean you can change it. Remembering the past won't keep it the same. But sometimes, though separated by long years and even death, a friendship can endure.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: Learning Out Loud

    Two decades as an HIV educator and counting.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: An Inside Look at the AIDS Service Center NYC

    Director of Business Development and Communications Anne West Church provides an up-close and personal glimpse into the heart of ASC-NYC’s Union Square facility.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: Anatomy of an AIDS Activist

    AIDS activists are a diverse group. The faces, the voices, the hearts, the minds, the goals vary from each to each, but they all have one thing in common: the courage to act on their convictions. What does one look like? Anyone. Everyone. Take a look in the mirror. It might even be you.

  • The World AIDS Day Project: On the Frontlines of the Forgotten War

    For Executive Director, Sharen I. Duke and the dedicated staff at the AIDS Service Center NYC, the battle rages on. In this video interview, she provides an overview of ASC's ongoing mission.

  • Dr. Dick on Demand: Human Rights, Sexual Rights and World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day brings into focus the micro-strategies needed to combat a macro problem.

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  • 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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  • The Safer Sex Project

    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.

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  • 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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  • Editors' Picks

    Articles from the EdenFantasys community that you should definitely read.

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  • 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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  • 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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