6 Things LGBT Teens Need to Know About Safe Sex

What do you think of when you hear the term safe sex? Most people picture a condom. Some assume that the only way to really be safe is to abstain from sex completely. And while using condom or abstaining from sex are good ways to avoid sexually transmitted infections, there are a few more things gay teens need to know about safe sex.

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What is the Difference Between Safe Sex & Safer Sex?

Safer sex refers to things we do to lower the chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STD or STI) during sex. Most health professionals don’t use the term “safe sex” because, aside from not having sex, nothing will provide 100% protection from infections.

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Should You Use a Condom for Oral Sex?

Oral sex is considered a lower risk activity for STDs than are anal and vaginal sex. Even so, it is still possible …

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15 LGBTQ Activists of the Past and Present You Should Know

From the “Rosa Parks of the LGBT movement” to a Cameroonian lawyer, you should know these heroes.
It’s LGBTQ Pride Month — a time to celebrate love, but also to champion equality and LGBTQ rights.

Throughout June, cities around the world have been hosting marches in honor of LGBTQ pride. In many countries today, people are free to join these marches, marry whomever they choose, and openly show their love. But that’s still not the case for LGBTQ communities in every country, and even in countries where it is safe to march, there is still a long way to go before true equality is achieved.

Without these incredible activists, the LGBTQ rights movement would not be where it is today.

In honor of Pride Month, Global Citizen is celebrating the brave activists fighting for LGBTQ rights in places where it can be dangerous to do so, and the inspiring champions …

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A Seat at the Table: International LGBTQ Rights at the United Nations

There is at the present time no binding international law that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, nor are there any key organs or agencies of the United Nations that are specifically committed to their protection. While the success of marriage equality campaigns in North America, Europe and elsewhere might be seen as an indication that further advances in LGBTQ rights and protections are inevitable, that a tipping point has been reached on LGBTQ equality, and that we are witnessing the rapid expansion of these rights throughout the world, empirical evidence of state-sponsored homophobia does not support these claims. There is a large divide between the rights and protections enjoyed by Western LGBTQ individuals and those who live in the Global South. Being LGBTQ is punishable under law in more than 75 countries; another eight allow the death …

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What are the different advocacies that the LGBTQ community fights for?

LGBTQ is the short form of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. These words are used to define a person’s gender identity and sexuality. The proper description is given below:

  • Lesbian: A woman whose physical, romantic and emotional attraction is towards other women.
  • Gay: This term is used for people who get physically, romantically and emotionally attracted to the same sex.
  • Bisexual: A person who gets attracted to both the same sexes as well as the opposite sexes are termed as bisexual.
  • Transgender: When a person is born, they are distinguished as a boy or girl based on the genitals they are born with. However, some people who are born male may feel they are actually a female and some born female may feel themselves a male. Such people fall under the category of transgender.
  • Queer: The adjective used for the people whose sexual orientation is not heterosexual. It also
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Emotional Challenges Faced by LGBT Students

Insight into the daily challenges facing lesbian, gay, bixexual and transgender college students.

Learning to be yourself and dealing with other people’s perception of you can be hard for anyone. This process can be especially stressful or tough for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). In fact, they can face unique issues when it comes to mental health. The discrimination LGBT students may face or the pressure they feel from their family or community, can put them at greater risk for emotional health struggles like depression, anxiety, substance abuse and even suicide.

If you or someone you know is struggling with issues related to sexuality or pressures of not being accepted by family, friends or community, it’s important to speak up. By developing strong coping skills, creating a positive social network, and seeking help if needed, LGBT students can protect their emotional health during college and beyond.…

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How do LGBTQ community music festivals start thriving?

The world is showing greater acceptance to the LGBTQ community and recognizing the need for equal rights in all possible sphere. But it is still too far away from the ultimate goal of ‘life of pride’. This change in a social response in happening, although at a very slow pace, only because of assertiveness of the community who are asking fair questions and highlighting challenges, biases, prejudice, trans & homophobias through events mainly the music festivals.

It is a fact that mental and sexual orientation makes people from the LGBTQ community more creative and innovative. This sense of dynamism, freedom, colorfulness, and struggle gives them the unique power to express through music. The world has witnessed rise in the LGBTQ community music festivals and the trend is likely to continue as they need to make their presence felt. The unfortunate reality of the contemporary world is that homosexuality is still …

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What are some of the things that you can do to promote love and respect for the LGBTQ community?

LGBTQ community needs extensive support from society to achieve the goal of equality. Apart from the understanding about physical, psychological and behavioral the community needs support for legal and social lights at national, state and local levels. It is fact that most of the people are unaware of the physiological and psychological aspects involved in LGBTQ personality and accordingly builds assumption validating the prevalent notions. The challenge is in making people aware of issues and challenges that the community faces and how a little bit of support could help in making everyone feel great.

Your support can be a big boost in the struggle to get a unique identity and rights required for survival. So, help the community in mobilizing resources for the long-drawn battle for survival. You are proactive in your support and want to make the difference. Here are some of the simple things you can do to …

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Why You Should Not Be Scared of Using Metal Butt Plugs

There are so many companies creating metal toys, and for some, they seem too scary. But metal toys like butt plugs are often the better option, and they can be even more user-friendly than their counterparts. 

If you ever saw a metal butt plug, there is a chance that you were intimidated by its look. And that’s normal. Metal toys can be a lot less forgiving than silicone ones. If we talk about larger models, they are definitely not for inexperienced people since they are not rigid at all. When buying sex toys, some people check firmness as well, and here, you will have none at all. 

But metal toys can be great, especially plugs. Since they aren’t going so deep in your bum, you won’t have to worry about limited movement and whatnot. Of course, most anal plugs come with a flared base. That will allow you to insert

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Sex machines – your ultimate toy for earth-shattering orgasms

Ever since the late 19th Century and the industrial revolution, the world hasn’t been the same. With almost daily inventions based on steam and electricity, the way human society works changed for good. Of course, such big leaps in technology could never shy away from sex and all sorts of kinks.

But what does the Victorian age have to do with sexual intercourse? Wasn’t that the time of strict societal rules, restricted sexual freedom, and extreme misogyny? Well, to some degree, that’s correct. But we can’t forget that the first actual mechanical sex toy appeared in the late 1800s!

Yeah, the king of adult toys — the vibrator — was born back in the good old steamy, Jack the Ripper creeping days. Mister Mortimer Granville, an English physician, is the famous inventor of the now famous sex toy. Of course, back then, the toy existed for medical purposes, relieving women

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What are the things to remember before you get dirty with a group of party-goers?

Nowadays, people love to lose in the glitter of highly rocking parties. Days are gone, where people love to have dance and music as a sense of party. The emerging world of people demands some extreme fun and thrill at parties. Late night parties are very ordinary, the tenure of extra fun with enjoyment seems appealing. This dose of fun can be transformed into the dose of illicit pleasurable activities that generally require high and preparations.

The illicit fun necessitates the open-mindedness of party lovers with the urge to encounter their imaginations in reality. People seeking out the thrill and excitement to enjoy thoroughly is the most common practice these days. The lusty love attraction can lead to the zeal of attending adult parties for the sake of the unique stimulation of adrenaline.

Before getting into the flow of attending these parties, you always require the early preparations. Today, we …

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Gay Pride Parade and Safe Sex

With June (the gay pride month) just around the corner, we can’t help but commence preparations. Some of us pull out our gay pride flag and let it soar in the sky. Others whip out their trans, bisexual, pan, ace, demi, and other regalia, and get ready for the party of the year.

With the typical gay Pride parade being more about having fun than rioting (although political activism is still deeply embedded in our community), we can’t help but look at Pride as an opportunity to let our freak fly. And it is. 

There are LGBTQ people and members of other communities who resent this. Some think we should keep the Pride as tame as possible. However, those people need to realize that it took years of activism and fighting tooth and nail for every inch the government ultimately gave to get where we are today. That gives us

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