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Sex work veteran hails changes over years

Sex work veteran hails changes over years | Sex History | Scoop.it
Cameron Cox started as a sex worker in Sydney when gay sex was illegal and now is a key figure in the industry, running the Sex Work Outreach Project. 

 

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He credits the quick thinking of Sydney's sex workers with containing the spread of HIV.

 

 

"They introduced condoms to the Sydney," he said.

 

 

The latest HIV strategy from the federal government acknowledges HIV/AIDs has been almost eliminated in the sex work community which academics credit to decriminalisation of sex work in 1995.

 

 

Aside from the physical side of his job, Mr Cox often takes on the role of an unorthodox marriage counsellor.

 

 

"Sex workers often spend that last half hour on the end of the bed, looking at photos of kids and wives," he said.

 

 

"People think we're home wreckers, but a lot of the time we talk people down from leaving their families and encourage them to go back to their lives."

 

 

Like most people, Mr Cox tries not to bring his work home to his current partner of 15 years.

 

 

"People think sex work would be the main problem in a relationship, but sex workers are just as good as anyone at getting out of doing the washing up and forgetting to take the bins out," he said.

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Breast “Below Normal Functionation” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

Breast “Below Normal Functionation” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | Sex History | Scoop.it
Breast "Below Normal Functionation": “Illustrating an application of high frequency current to the breast of a nursing mother…” Why, yes, Dr. Monell, I believe I would like to subscribe to your kinky newsletter! This ima
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30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones

30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones | Sex History | Scoop.it
3 decades after the discovery of HIV, we explore the origins of AIDS, the peak of the crisis in the mid 1990s and the remaining obstacles still to overcome.

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Noah Butler's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:28 AM

This article is about the HIV/Aids and provides us with a 30 year timeline showing us the milestones that scientists and doctors have discovered about the disease. The article relates to what we have been talking about in class because last term half of our booklet was about Aids and the symptoms, how it can affect the body, transmission, etc. In my opinion I believe that this is a great article because it talks about and explains the milestones and the good things that people have done towards preventing Aids. It's good to see a positive article relating to Aids for a change rather than the death rates of people dying from it in Africa.

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CSC’s Safer Sex Poster Exhibition Catalog

Exhibition catalog of CSC’s safer sex poster collection created during the height of the AIDS epidemic for LGBT community education.
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The Sexual Health of the American Presidents

The Sexual Health of the American Presidents | Sex History | Scoop.it
We've heard stories about our country's leaders, both real and false. In our times, it's hard to consume news without running into some scandal or another.
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November 7, 1991: Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive

November 7, 1991: Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive | Sex History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1991, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson stuns the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers, after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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Sex, politics and the stigma over the HPV vaccine

Sex, politics and the stigma over the HPV vaccine | Sex History | Scoop.it

Comments by Michael Douglas about oral sex and HPV shines a light on a topic that has long been shamed by conservative politicians.

 

...Dr. Hilda Hucherson, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate dean at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, suggested that a specific time period in social history seemed to have prompted the jump in HPV cases.

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Corsets Are Too Sexy?

Corsets Are Too Sexy? | Sex History | Scoop.it

If the medial claims about corsets weren’t true, if they were as exaggerated as the corseted female form, why? Sex, of course. (Part two of my research into the complicated history of corsets.)


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What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong?

What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong? | Sex History | Scoop.it

Part one of my research into the complicated history of corsets. This article focuses on the so-called medical evidence of health problems & death in Victorian times from wearing corsets. (I still get a lot of flack from this series, which is in three parts.)


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Midwives, Infanticide, and the Law

Midwives, Infanticide, and the Law | Sex History | Scoop.it

"In addition to being the most important female medical practitioners, midwives were central to the maintenance of law and order, as they investigated cases, questioned suspects, and examined condemned women to ensure that no pregnant women were executed."


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Jane Steen's comment, December 5, 2012 10:24 AM
Oh that's so funny - I NEVER get comments on this site! Thanks for paying attention.
Christina Lander's comment, March 3, 2013 9:00 PM
this one is a little confusing however it talks about how midwives are not strictly midwives they do other things as well. such as how they can become in any case involving women.
Jane Steen's comment, March 4, 2013 3:52 AM
That's the beauty of blogs - they can find topics that are a little out of the box.
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If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics)

If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and advocate for planned parenting & birth control before women even had the right to vote, is often misquoted or quoted out of context. And one thing is generally missing from any conversation about Sanger and her times: The subject of eugenics itself.


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Did Margaret Sanger Sell Dainty Maid Outfits?

Did Margaret Sanger Sell Dainty Maid Outfits? | Sex History | Scoop.it

This paper, published between 1900 and 1930, was part of Sanger’s collection, but it's far more complicated than it seems!


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