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Friday, June 22, 2012

Sex And Safety

Let me take this opportunity to invite you guys to an ending and a beginning.

First, for those of you who visit and frequent bathhouses (despite the threat of raids), a landmark bathhouse in Pasay City will be closing its doors. This is sad news for the pink community, and I don’t mean just for bathhouse goers. Whether you agree with the whole idea of a bathhouse or not, they are some of the safe places that gays can be who we are, without fear of being looked down upon because of our sexual preference. We are slowly losing our safe places. (Or perhaps, maybe this is a sign that our safe places are moving away from the dark and discreet to the more open and unassuming? I leave it up to social scientists to ponder on that one.)

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And now, an invite to begin a healthy habit (if you’ve not started already) or to continue one. HIV is still on the rise. There is only one way to know if you’re safe from the virus or not: HAVE YOURSELF TESTED. Taking the test is still the better option, regardless of the outcome. If you’re negative, you can now take steps to ensure you stay negative. If you’re positive, the earlier you know, the better your chances of living a quality life despite your positive status. So do yourself a favor and take the test.

(This is especially good for those living in the Malate area. The venue is discreet.)

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