Sex Positivity

It’s time to strip away the shame of sex, get sex positive and take control of our health. With the attacks on LGBTQ+ sex education and the loss of a generation of teachers from the AIDS crisis, we are coming together as a new generation to embrace our sexuality and build a generation free of HIV and stigma.

Harness Your Pride

We’re joining content creators, college students, celebrities and advocates on a coast-to-coast campaign to celebrate sex and body positivity, educate LGBTQ+ people on healthy sex and promote best practices for preventing, testing or living with HIV.

Sex & Body Positivity

Let’s talk sex since so many people don’t want us to. It’s a natural part of life and we have to strip away the shame. Denial won’t end the HIV epidemic—only stigma-free and truth-based conversations can inspire us to take control of our sexual health.

The sex positivity movement isn’t just about giving LGBTQ+ people the space to celebrate our bodies, sexuality and gender identities, but it’s also about removing the judgment and shame. Judgment and shame stop us from accessing safe and pleasurable sexual experiences, learning about HIV & STIs, and preventing the trauma of unprepared sex.

We must also celebrate all parts of ourselves, including our melanin and our body types. No matter our size, shape, skin tone or scars, we must remember we are all beautiful. As we explore this journey of discovery and pleasure, we must embrace healthy sex.

GenZ and Sex Health

1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses are people between the ages of 13-24.[do we need to cite this?] To combat this trend the HRC Foundation has launched GENERATE, a Gen Z sexual health program to energize 18-24-year-olds across the country to take control of their sexual health and reduce the spread of HIV through advocacy, education and storytelling.

The GENERATE cohort is made of 14 amazing Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ students and advocates who will work with HRC to spearhead innovative and meaningful grassroots-level advocacy by elevating HIV prevention efforts and training others in the community to create transformative change—now and in the future.

Healthy Sex for Transgender Bodies

Within the LGBTQ+ community, transgender people have unique needs around sexual health, HIV prevention, treatment and their journey on sexuality and pleasure. PrEP’s methods and efficacy depend on how someone is having sex.

It’s important to consider what kind of sex you are having (vaginal, rectal, oral, etc.) to determine the most effective form of PrEP for people on gender-affirming hormones. PrEP has still been shown to work well for trans women and has had no effect on hormone levels for trans women, trans men or non-binary people.

It’s important to break down the stigma that hinders sex positivity and sexual health in the trans community through visibility, education, and increased access to trans-compentent healthcare.

Healthy Sex: Talk about it. Be about it.

Sexual Health Resources

Únase al movimiento

Estamos construyendo una generación libre de VIH y estigma. Únase a nosotros en todo el país consultando la iniciativa Mi cuerpo, Mi salud.