may sometimes ruffle feathers but in the article below he is speaking truth.
This associated video should be spread far and wide.
... who could argue there is no need for that? ~
This video examines the rarely addressed relationship between Black self-concept, culture, sexuality, masculinity and the capacity to self- and community to protect itself from HIV and self-destruction.
(read full article - PRWEB) "In 1990 [the first Black AIDS institute in the country] ... removed AIDS and HIV from its name and focus, and became an African American wellness and cultural center. This revised strategy attracted legions of African Americans in for services.
In light of George Michael's defending cruising for sex and a Scottish LGBT group denouncing it as dangerous ... I wondered, why is the urge to do it still there?
I mean, under the right circumstances with just the right guy, most of us would do it too. Don't lie. Just think about it. I know for a fact if I stumbled upon this guy and he wanted to share a few private moments behind a tree ... I'd be hard pressed to turn him down. I've been where George is now. I've felt that uncontrollable urge. So I have to ask once again ...
By David J. Jefferson
Feb. 28 issue - It's Saturday evening in Manhattan, and three dozen men are crammed into a one-bedroom suite in an upscale hotel across from Ground Zero. After shelling out $20 apiece to the man who organized tonight's event over the Internet, the guests place their clothes in Hefty bags for safekeeping and get down to business and pleasure. A muscular man in his mid-30s sits naked on the sofa and inhales a "bump" of crystal methamphetamine. Within minutes, he's lying on the floor having unprotected sex with the host of tonight's sex party, whose sunken cheeks, swollen neck glands and distended belly betray the HIV infection he's been battling for years. In the bedroom, a dozen men, several of them sweaty, dehydrated and wired on meth, are having sex on the king-size bed. There's not a condom in sight. "It's completely suicidal, the crystal and the 'barebacking' [unprotected anal sex]," says one of two attendees who described the scene. "But there's something liberating and hot about it, too."
Okay. This is some real life shit here.
This is real because as dangerous as I know it is, how deadly and stupid ... I also understand when the attendee said that last line. He said, in spite of all that, there's something "hot" about it. And he's right. It's true. There is something 'hot' about it. That's real. And that's why it's such a problem too. The simple fact that it is so obviously suicidal, yet many do it anyway, states to its allure. Check out the full article here. This is a timely matter in the age of 46%, don't you think?