Last week, â€śUncle Poodleâ€ť (Lee Thompson) from the TLC show â€śHere Comes Honey Boo Booâ€ť revealed that he was diagnosed with HIV. By sharing his story, Lee hopes to use his reality TV fame to combat bullying in schools and to advocate safe sex. While itâ€™s refreshing to see a star from a silly show about toddler beauty pageants focus on such a serious (and worthwhile) subject, perhaps one of the most interesting details about Thompsonâ€™s revelation is that he decided to press charges against his ex-boyfriend, who infected him.
ASHA is pleased to be the newest member of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), an international outfit that focuses on the promotion of sexual health across the lifespan.
With the start of college footballâ€™s bowl season just weeks away, teams are vying for bids to plum bowl games and fans are watching the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings to see which schools will play for championships and gridiron immortality. (Iâ€™m thinking Kansas State and Oregon will play for the title in January, though Alabama would beat either by double digits. Just sayinâ€™).
Given the revelry surrounding road trips to bowl games (Bourbon Street for the Sugar Bowl, anyone?) it seems fitting that the makers of TrojanÂ® condoms recently released the 7th annual TrojanÂ® Sexual Health Report Card.
Itâ€™s not easy for male victims of sexual assault to come forward and seek help. MaleSurvivorâ€™s Chris Anderson tells us how his organization works to safely bring them out of the shadows.
It happens more than you probably think: an estimated 1 in 6 males is sexually abused. While males who are abused often experience assaults during childhood and adolescence, even adult men can be victims.
A lack of resources and awareness, coupled with rigid social views on masculinity, are just some of the obstacles littering the path to recovery. Â There is help, in large part due toÂ MaleSurvivor, a non-profit organization dedicated to boys and men who are victims of sexual violence and abuse. Chris Anderson,MaleSurviorâ€™s Executive Director, spoke with ASHA about his organization and the often silent suffering of the men and their families.