When I was growing up, my parents told me that sex was an exchange between two people who love each other very much. It was a special gift that you gave to another person, which should hold great value. Through my experiences in life, I’ve come to realize that sex is in fact a wonderful exchange. It just doesn’t necessarily need to be shared between two people who love each other...

 
If there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years as a gay man, it’s to always use a condom! But one of the assumptions built into the ‘condomize-or-else’ mantra is the notion that everyone can afford to engage in safe(r) sex in the first place. Well, I’m here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth—okay, well, maybe a few more things...